By Val Cameron
Dale Welland flew to Mexico to flee banks, embezzlers, and the vacancy of his condo after his female friend moved out. He selected the town of los angeles 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 trying to find. "A man's achieve may still exceed his clutch, else what is a heaven for ..." every thing approximately Brent Markesson interested Dale - his boat, his way of life, and his lifeless spouse. Then Markesson provided handy all of it over, and unexpectedly not anything was once what it appeared - no longer the sailboat, now not the lady, and particularly no longer the homicide.
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There was only the sound of her own fingers on the keys. Love, she thought, but it was empty, sterile. In the middle of the dark night, her fingers stilled. Had he been alone? Or had he taken another woman into his bed, someone who could take her place without failing when the test came? Oh, God! What did it matter? She did not sleep. When it was time that Lorne would be awake, drinking his first cup of coffee and reading his newspaper, she dialed his number on the telephone. " His rather pedantic voice soothed her.
He could persuade anyone, of anything. What had there really been? A bargain, broken by her. Love? "Catherine, legal costs will be more than just my fees. Your costs will be hellish, because the sale took place out of Canadian jurisdiction. The papers were signed in California. The money changed hands in California. " She smiled faintly. " "My dear, I do not recommend that you try to fight this. " So give him the damned boat! The words echoed in her mind, but somehow they didn't get past her lips.
The young Mexican was coming as close to devouring the girl as he could without taking her clothes off. Only twenty feet away, a matronly grandmother sat on the sea wall itself and watched two niños playing in the sand. Dale cut in front of a pickup truck overflowing with young men. The man standing beside the driver's door was taking a long swig from a liter of beer. His friend appeared to be urging him to hurry and pass the beer over. Across the street, a policeman stopped a Mercedes, but ignored the drinkers nearby.
A Man's Reach by Val Cameron