By Kylie Logan
Understanding of her button store in a Chicago brownstone, Josie Giancola has turn into one of many country's major specialists on buttons. Her acceptance attracts a Hollywood starlet to the Button field to buy extraordinary buttons to embellish her made-to-order marriage ceremony gown.
But after the Button field is ransacked and the actress murdered, Josie's comfortable international is thrown into chaos-and a killer is out to maintain Josie's lips buttoned up...permanently.
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For one thing, because I wasn’t. For another, it was exactly what I expected him to say. “I think somebody you owe money to is looking for money,” I said. ” He clapped a hand on my arm and stopped me so fast that, before I knew it, we were toe-to-toe. Kaz is a heavy-equipment operator at the Port of Chicago, and he looks the part. Wide shoulders. Slim hips. Abs that won’t quit and biceps that owe their definition not to some fancy equipment at some fancy gym, but to long days of hard work. That is, when he isn’t dodging that hard work so he can place his next bet.
It was only five-thirty, and Kate wasn’t scheduled to arrive for this evening’s appointment until eight, but I wasn’t taking any chances. When Kate made this appointment, she’d insisted we meet alone. None of her assistants, and no sign of mine. Apparently, after looking over my buttons, she was ready to make her choice, and like everything else about her royal wedding, she wanted this detail to be a surprise. For everybody. “An assistant, huh? ” I didn’t have to look at Kaz. I could hear the amusement coloring his words.
We were at a cross street, and the light was against us. I’d rather have taken a chance on an encounter with a Yellow Cab than continue our conversation, but traffic was heavy, and though I talk a good game, I’m really not much of a risk taker. Except, of course, when it came to Kaz. “I’m not stupid, Kaz,” I pointed out. I shouldn’t have had to. ” Oh yeah, he is quite the actor. If I didn’t know better, I actually would have believed that fleeting look of surprise. ” His eyes lit. “Oh, you mean for that movie you worked on with that Hugh Weaver guy.