By Leslie Meier
As though baking vacation cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s present, and making her daughter’s angel gown for the church festival weren’t sufficient issues for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas time table, she’s additionally operating nights on the well-known mail-order corporation kingdom Cousins. but if she discovers Sam Miller, its very prosperous founder, lifeless in his automobile from an obvious suicide, the sleuth in her is aware whatever simply doesn’t odor right.
Taking outing from her disturbing vacation existence to determine what fairly occurred, her research results in a backlog of secrets and techniques so long as Santa’s Christmas Eve direction. Lucy is confident that somebody murdered Sam Miller. yet who and why? With each one harrowing twist she uncovers during this weird and wonderful case, one other surprising revelation is uncovered. Now, as Christmas attracts close to and Lucy will get dangerously in the direction of the reality, she’s approximately to obtain a gift from Santa she didn’t ask for–a killer who won’t be chuffed till every person on his buying checklist is lifeless, together with Lucy herself…
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Most people won’t do that. They see people running, screaming, they head the other way—it’s instinct—but a good photographer stays where he is. He waits for the image. And if “the image” is a tidal wave? Burke laughed. It helps to be a good swimmer. But he’d always had second thoughts about photography. Though he’d won a boxful of awards, and covered everything from a gypsy wedding in Siberia to the dragon-boat races in Macao, most of his work revolved around mayhem. An earthquake in Turkey, a mass grave in Kosovo, a beheading in Chop Square.
Hakim said this as if he were explaining the obvious. ” Wilson nodded. “It makes me invisible,” Hakim said. Wilson got it, but he didn’t buy it. After a week in Lebanon, it was obvious that the Arab knew how to enjoy himself, whatever the Koran might say about it. Their second night in Beirut, Hakim had gotten drunk in the bar of the St. Georges Hotel, eventually wandering off with an expensive-looking girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Was that an exercise in cover? Either way, there was no denying Hakim’s commitment to “the cause,” and even to the plan at hand.
At the checkpoint leading to the docks, the driver flipped open a worn wallet and extracted a folded piece of paper, which he handed over for inspection. The guard perused it, carefully refolded it, and handed it back, giving some instructions. They passed a couple of small freighters being unloaded by gantry cranes, then skirted a large structure that looked to be a drydock. And then, there it was: The Marmara Queen. The links that made up the anchor chain were as thick as Wilson’s wrists. It flew the Turkish flag, crescent and star bright white against the crimson background.