New PDF release: Dead Tease

By Victoria Houston

ISBN-10: 1440533121

ISBN-13: 9781440533129

A scorching August afternoon and Midwest health center CEO John McNeil has been operating overdue. engaged on his most recent conquest, that's. Jen Williams is twenty-six, answerable for portraits for the hospital's PR division—and rather beautiful in a fit, athletic form of means. She is quickly to chortle and a bit too quickly to fall for men. She isn't any virgin. and she or he is one in every of 3 women—including his wife—intimately accustomed to McNeil.

When Jen's younger physique is located with a unmarried stab wound in the course of the middle, suspicion falls on either McNeil's spouse, who insists she is being stalked, and the notable sanatorium health professional with whom he had simply ended an affair. strain to discover the killer falls on Loon Lake Police leader Lewellyn "Lew" Ferris and Dr. Paul "Doc" Osborne, the retired dentist and forensic dental professional whom she has deputized to assist with the investigation—when they don't seem to be taking a holiday for fishing and different own goals. while the mayor calls for Lew take early retirement—and document has to babysit his teenage granddaughter who won't cease texting—the frustrations mount.

Desperate for a couple of hours off—and persuaded via Ray Pradt (a fishing consultant who wears a crammed trout on his head, in order that they must have recognized better)—to try out fly fishing from kayaks, document and Lew locate themselves in life-and-death straits at the river. This ends up in an unforeseen and macabre discovery that simply may perhaps holiday the case.

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We lapsed into silence. That seemed to sum it up. Somehow, I thought the conversation about Ruth would last longer. I wondered what she was up to at that moment. Not thinking fondly of me, you could bet. My name was probably already a swearword in her family: “Ow! Son of a Dave! I Daved my Daving toe! Honey! ” I looked out the window, watched the scenery roll by: trees, farms, fences. Cows, crops. “Hey,” I said, sitting up. ” “I know,” Max said calmly. “I’m not taking you to the city. I’m taking you to the country, for a little R&R.

Well, I too am a sensitive plant. I need water, air, sunshine; I need someone to whisper sweet nothings into my tendrils, to play a little classical music in the background. In Manhattan, I wilted, my leaves drooped and turned brown, and — not to put too fine a point on it — I never wanted to have sex. If we had sex once a week it was a chore, a boring chore. Ruth took to calling me “the Cockroach,” because as soon as she came home I scuttled off into my hole, my “office,” converted from a walk-in closet, and didn’t come out until long after she went to sleep.

As if in a trance I arose, walked over to Madeleine’s office, and knocked on the door. “Come in,” said the voice from behind the door. I entered. Madeleine was hunched over her desk, looking over a crossword puzzle through a pair of little half-specs. When I sat down across from her, she looked at me over the tops of the specs. ” “Why? ” And then it all came tumbling out. With my face on fire, staring at my shoes (in shocking shape, I noticed), I confessed all: Marek, the shopping safaris, the long-distance phone calls.

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