By Katy Munger
Casey Jones is as tricky as they arrive. She's mammoth, blond and shoots to kill with the easiest of them -- no matter if she does lack an reliable P.I. license as a result of an unlucky interlude at the back of bars. It takes much to faze her...but there are nonetheless a few situations that hit her like a piledriver to the intestine. this is often one in all them.Helen McInnes, the sufferer of a terrible crime, slightly escaped together with her lifestyles. Traumatized by means of the adventure, she will be able to not set foot outdoor her domestic. extra devastated by way of her attacker's acquittal and the nameless threats she starts off to obtain, Helen turns to Casey for support reclaiming her lifestyles. Leaving Helen with a motley group of bodyguards-including Casey's temperamental boyfriend Burly, her corpulent accomplice Bobby D., his both rotund paramour Fanny, and a near-comatose puppy named Killer -- Casey heads again to varsity. yet she's prowling within sight Duke college with a distinct type of schooling in brain: one who can help her unmask a fiend who has been utilizing the campus as his own searching ground...and allow her to outlive him while she unearths him
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It ought to make it easier to find him—if I was looking for him. " She pushed her empty glass at me. "Give me another drink. You're the hardest guy to get anything out of. " I filled the little glass. " She put the drink down very quickly. It made her gasp—or gave her an opportunity to gasp. She let a breath out slowly. "Rusty was no crook. If he had been, it wouldn't have been for nickels. He carried fifteen thousand dollars, in bills. He called it his mad money. He had it when I married him and he had it when he left me.
I asked gruffly. Brody shrugged. "I figure it was, but I can be wrong. When I had the plate developed and saw what was on it, I was pretty damn sure. And when Geiger didn't come down to the store this morning and didn't answer his phone I was plenty sure. " I nodded. "That seems reasonable. Maybe you didn't murder anybody at that. " He jumped his eyebrows. Then he grinned. "Nix, nix. Skip it. You think I'd go back there and handle him, not knowing when a couple carloads of law would come tearing around the corner?
If he had been, it wouldn't have been for nickels. He carried fifteen thousand dollars, in bills. He called it his mad money. He had it when I married him and he had it when he left me. " She reached for the envelope and stood up. "I'll keep in touch with you," I said. " We walked over to the door. " She took the photo out and stood looking at it, just inside the door. " She leaned a little towards me. "You ought to see mine," she said gravely. " She laughed suddenly and sharply and went halfway through the door, then turned her head to say coolly: "You're as cold-blooded a beast as I ever met, Marlowe.