By Robert B. Parker
Television reporter sweet Sloan has eyes the colour of cornflowers and legs that extend all of the approach to heaven. She additionally has someone threatening to arrange her attractive face if she retains on snooping into fees of Hollywood racketeering.
Spenser's activity is to maintain sweet fit till she breaks the largest tale of her profession. yet her famous person witness has simply bowed out with 3 bullets in his chest, tricky men have doubled as much as try Spenser's ability along with his fists, and sweet is set to take advantage of her personal candy physique as stay bait in a dangerous romantic game--a online game that could price Spenser his lifestyles.
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See what Hollywood’s come to,” I said. ” Candy put the olive from her martini in her mouth and very carefully chewed it. She winced slightly. “It’s the brine it’s cured in,” I said. “It’ll nip you till you heal completely. ” Candy said. ” She nodded, running the martini around in her mouth. “There’s no way he wouldn’t have told Hammond that you accused him. R. If he were guilty, he’d want to get his story told before you got to Hammond. He’d know either way that Hammond would be next on your list.
I smiled. Candy introduced us. Hammond shook my hand firmly and about half a second longer than he should have. He was a slim, sandy-haired, Irish-looking guy, with a fine lacework of broken veins on his cheeks that looked like a healthy color if you weren’t observant. He had a widow’s peak with the hair receding substantially on either side of the peak, and the hair was cut short without sideburns. He was dressed Designer Western with boots, dark blue jeans, and a plaid shirt, half unbuttoned.
She giggled. ” she asked. ” She shook her head. “Freeway or scenic,” she said. “Why not go up Sepulveda for a while,” I said. The landscape was sere and hostile, naked-looking under the oppressive sun. I always felt a little exposed in Southern California. ” “Protective, I think. I’m a good investigator. ” “Okay,” I said. ” “I’d be grateful,” she said. ” she said. “It’s the only funk I’m capable of,” I said. ” “I’m good at my job,” she said. ” “And,” I said. ” She looked at me with the two lines deepening.