By Gilbert Adair
London 1946. An actress is murdered, not only on digital camera yet in complete view of a crowded movie set. in basic terms six humans had a chance to manage the poison but now not certainly one of them had a possible purpose. As Evadne Mount, bestselling crime novelist, discovers, in spite of the fact that, all six did have a cause for committing one other, prior, nonetheless unsolved homicide but, on that party, now not one among them had the opportunity...
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I call myself a dynamic interpersonal risk evaluator. But there's a simpler way of putting it. " Kris and her husband exchanged a bemused glance. "A pilot fish," Abby repeated. She tossed her purse on a chair but remained standing. "You know those little fish that swim in the wake of a shark? They gather scraps. So do I. " She crossed behind Travis's desk to stand before the wide windows, the panoramic backdrop. "See, when it comes to assessing the threat, personal protection services have to rely on background information and profiling.
Howard asked. "Yes--which explains my less than professional attire. " "No, I was working another case, actually. " "This wasn't a TPS case. I haven't worked with TPS"-since Devin Corbal, she nearly said, but caught herself--"in a few months. I'm an independent consultant. I work with a variety of firms all across the country. Paul left a message on my answering machine yesterday. " Kris Barwood leaned forward in her chair, balancing her hands lightly on her knees, a pose she must have learned while doing on-camera interviews.
She was running late. Having Steve bring the car out of the garage to idle in the driveway was Howard's way of telling her so. A garden path, bordered by rosebushes, white oleander, and bird-of-paradise, led from the main house to the guest cottage attached to the garage. A gray Lincoln Town Car, the Carrier model, idled in the driveway, Steve Drury at the wheel. The car was her own, but the pleasure of driving it was one more thing Hickle had taken from her. Steve got out and opened the rear door for her.
A Mysterious Affair of Style (Evadne Mount, Book 2) by Gilbert Adair