By Julie Smith
Councilwoman Bebe Fortier has lost her both well known husband. throughout city, part-time detective-poet Talba Wallis has an easy wish--to discover what Russell Fortier's disappearance has to do along with her. however the deepest investigator who employed Talba to undercover agent on Fortier can't aid her out. He's mendacity in his place of work with a bullet in his chest. firstly, Police Detective pass Langdon thinks it's only a small case with a few gigantic names--until she senses whatever large beginning to spread. anything rooted in corruption, leading to violence--and prompted via that outdated demon . . . hope.
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He scowled at the broken shovel. "Just you shut up. I destroyed this thing by beating it against the fire hydrant outside my house. I am mad because my car is stuck in the snow and I can't get it out. I've tried everything. I've dug, I've rocked the car, I've... oh, drat! Just drat! " "Sure," said Grampa, chuckling. "Anything to keep you from standin' there in the doorway and lettin' the cold air in. Come on out to the dinin' room and I'll getcha a cuppa coffee. Then, when you're all thawed out, we'll go get your dad-blasted car outa the dad-blasted snowbank.
This is funny, it really is! See—right there. " Johnny looked. There was printing on the faded brown label, old-fashioned Victorian ornamental printing. It said: SOUVENIR OF CAIRO, ILLINOIS CHAPTER FOUR Johnny felt crushed. He felt cheated and humiliated and angry. He had been so sure, so absolutely sure, that he had found a genuine bona fide Egyptian magic amulet. And now, to find out that the thing was a souvenir! A crummy, cheap, stupid souvenir! Johnny had souvenirs in his room. One was a small birchbark canoe that he had gotten when he visited Glen Ellis Falls in New Hampshire with his parents.
How about it? " Johnny nodded and grinned. He loved to play chess, but right now he didn't have a partner. Grampa's game was checkers, and sometimes Johnny got very bored with it. And he was nuts about chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. So it was decided: Johnny would come back after dinner and have dessert. But before he went, he had one more question. " he said, pointing to the book and the two objects that lay inside it. " The professor thought a bit. He drummed his fingers on the desk top, and he puffed at his black and gold cigarette.
82 Desire (Skip Langdon, Book 8) by Julie Smith