By Val Cameron
Dale Welland flew to Mexico to flee banks, embezzlers, and the vacancy of his condominium after his female friend moved out. He selected the town of l. a. Paz as the identify intended peace, and whilst a stranger named Brent Markesson provided to take him crusing on a ship named a long way Reacher, Dale believed he'd discovered the peach he used to be searching for. "A man's achieve may still exceed his grab, else what is a heaven for ..." every thing approximately Brent Markesson involved Dale - his boat, his way of life, and his useless spouse. Then Markesson provided handy all of it over, and abruptly not anything was once what it appeared - no longer the sailboat, no longer the lady, and particularly no longer the homicide.
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Tony's face looked tense and shocked. His fingers were curled tightly into his palms and he stared over her shoulder at the window where rain pelted against the glass. " Tony collapsed into an empty chair. " She turned over the sheet of paper in front of her, glanced at the next page to hide her amusement. Tony's disasters ranged from trivial to medium, and this wasn't the first time she'd thought he should try out for the stage. " He wailed, "Burton's receivables. The file's scrambled. Can't access it.
She took her glasses off, pushed back the shining brown curls that hardly showed the gray. Tony's face looked tense and shocked. His fingers were curled tightly into his palms and he stared over her shoulder at the window where rain pelted against the glass. " Tony collapsed into an empty chair. " She turned over the sheet of paper in front of her, glanced at the next page to hide her amusement. Tony's disasters ranged from trivial to medium, and this wasn't the first time she'd thought he should try out for the stage.
No, not sailing. A white light above, so the vessel must be under power. "It's the sailboat," he said finally. "Sell it," she said carefully. She felt the words leaving her like an empty pain. She knew so much more about all this than he did. Lorne was a competent lawyer, but boats sitting at anchor in foreign waters were way out of his line. She should be doing this, not handing the task to a man who was not qualified for it. She would do it, except that she feared to reach out and touch Brent's life.