By J. D. Robb
Eve Dallas has a grisly double murder to unravel while younger lovers—both staff of an identical prestigious accounting firm—are brutally killed at the related evening. It doesn't go away Eve loads of leftover time to place jointly a child bathe for her blood brother Mavis, yet that's supposedly what neighbors are for.
Now Mavis wishes one other desire. Tandy Willowby, one of many moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing type, didn't appear for the bathe. a contemporary emigrant from London, Tandy has few pals in big apple, and no family—and she used to be particularly watching for the occasion. And whilst Eve enters Tandy's house and reveals a present for Mavis's bathe wrapped and prepared at the table—and a packed bag for the medical institution nonetheless at the ground subsequent to it—tingling runs up and down her spine.
Normally, this kind of case will be grew to become over to lacking individuals. yet Mavis wishes not anyone else at the task yet Eve—and Eve can't say no. She'll need to tune Tandy down whereas concurrently unearthing the offers and double-crosses hidden within the documents of a few of the city's richest and such a lot secretive voters, in a race by contrast quite vicious killer. fortunately, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's services is useful with the quantity crunching. yet as he mines the an important facts that might holiday the case broad open, Eve faces an all too genuine probability on this planet of flesh and blood.
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As she looked toward her new neighbor’s place, Claire finished eating her apple. She shook her head as she walked to her workroom. ” At seven o’clock in the morning, the sound of a chain saw ripped through Montana’s rural countryside and into Claire’s quiet home. Outside her workroom, the morning was gray and cold; a few snowflakes swirled around her window. A recent warm wind, a “chinook,” had melted late April’s layer of snow, leaving only pale patches amid the small valley’s brown weeds. Box elder trees and a big oak separated Claire’s AT THE EDGE | 23 home from the neighboring small white house, but the trees and the brush did not buffer the chain saw’s annoying sound.
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