By Susan Dunlap
Darcy takes an rapid liking to the customer, Karen Johnson, yet there are too many unanswered questions. Karen claims to be getting a divorce, yet Darcy’s brother Gary doesn’t deal with divorces. And whilst he insists that their older brother John, a cop, must never be aware of in their assembly, Darcy’s pink flags are raised. who's this lady? And why does she want a high-powered lawyer?
Soon, a homicide shocks town and John is the first suspect. With John and Gary either in hiding and the police fearful to pin the dying on John, Darcy reveals herself with out one she will be able to belief. determined for an finish to the insanity, she delves deep into Karen’s previous, in basic terms to discover a scheme much more surprising than homicide itself.
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Gary and Gracie, Mike and I had bitched about him throughout our childhoods. John, The Enforcer. I had lived away from San Francisco all my adult life. When I looked at John now I still peered with the wary gaze of the teenager I’d once been. For the second time today, I asked myself who was this man. As if to remind me of the answer, John turned toward me. “Get out of here! ” Instinctively I planted my feet. I have a long history of staying in John’s face. “You want me out of here? ” Normally, he’d have chewed me out loud and long.
I changed into a heavy sweatshirt and jeans, clipped on my pouch and headed out into the fog. From the zendo Gary’s office was a ten-minute walk north on Columbus. It’s the second-floor front unit in a small Victorian, on a wedge of corner where two streets meet at Columbus. He could have rented a more impressive office, in a more expensive location, but the charm of this little building suited him. His office was a cupola of windows at the fruit end of the pie slice, like a cherry that’s slipped off the crust.
I headed toward it and when I turned back, Karen was walking toward the parapet. John was pulling into a legal parking spot, something he rarely troubled to do. That meant he hadn’t swung around the waiting traffic, Code 3’d it up the down lane, and parked in the crosswalk, which would have saved him twenty minutes. He was dressed in a suit that fit better than any I’d seen on him. He looked good; he looked not like a cop. ” I asked, leaning into his car window. He ignored my question—his family trademark—and opened the door, forcing me to jump back.