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By Laura Lippman

As a practiced reporter till her newspaper went to that groovy pressroom within the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan is aware and loves each inch of her local Baltimore, even the components being slobbered on via the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. it is a quirky urban the place baseball reigns, yet in recent times murder appears the second one most well liked neighborhood recreation. enterprise mogul "Wink" Wynkowski is attempting to alter all that via bringing seasoned basketball again to city, and everybody's rooting fro him -- until eventually a devastating, muckraking reveal of his lurid earlier looks at the entrance web page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. it is a shock even to the Blight's editors, who suggestion they would killed the piece. as an alternative, the piece killed Wink -- who is present in his storage with the auto operating. Now the Blight desires to nail the unknown desktop hacker who planted the deadly tale, and the task is correct up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. however it does not take lengthy for her to find deeper, darker secrets and techniques, and to achieve that this case is absolutely extra approximately whacking than hacking. it truly is simply homicide in Baltimore nowadays -- and Tess Monaghan herself can be subsequent at the record. As a practiced reporter until eventually her newspaper went to that fab pressroom within the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan understands and loves each inch of her local Baltimore, even the elements being slobbered on via the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. it is a quirky urban the place baseball reigns, yet in recent times murder looks the second one preferred neighborhood recreation. enterprise rich person "Wink" Wynkowski is attempting to alter all that through bringing seasoned basketball again to city, and everybody's rooting for him -- until eventually a devastating, muckraking reveal of his lurid prior appears to be like at the entrance web page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. it is a shock even to the Blight's editors, who notion they might killed the piece. in its place, the piece killed Wink -- who is present in his storage with the automobile working. Now the Blight desires to nail the unknown laptop hacker who planted the deadly tale, and the project is true up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. however it does not take lengthy for her to find deeper, darker secrets and techniques, and to gain that this example is absolutely extra approximately whacking than hacking. it is simply homicide in Baltimore nowadays -- and Tess Monaghan herself could be subsequent at the checklist.

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He asked, leaning toward her, his face so close to hers that she could smell the gin on his breath, along with the undertones of tobacco. Strange—Feeney had given up smoking years ago. “The best story you could ever imagine. Suppose it had everything you could ask for in a story, and everything had at least two sources? ” “This has something to do with that basketball rally, doesn’t it? ” Feeney picked up his fork and began stabbing the happy hour ravioli, until little spurts of tomato sauce and cheese freckled the tablecloth.

In return, the city has agreed to build a beautiful new facility, and you fans turned out tonight to show the NBA we can support a team here. ” And a great use of tax dollars, Tess thought sourly. Then again, the state had already done the same for the Orioles and the Ravens. If ever a city needed a self-help book, it was Baltimore: Towns That Love Sports Too Much, and the Greedy Team Owners Who Use Them. ” A slender, not quite tall man bounded onstage. He had bypassed the warm-ups in favor of a violet polo shirt, black jeans, and a black leather bikers’ jacket.

Steve, who had watched this impromptu lesson from the bottom of the stairs, was not impressed. “You better call that greyhound rescue group,” he yelled upstairs. “I doubt French toast is going to agree with her stomach. ” Kitty scratched the dog behind the ears. The dog looked up lov-ingly. It was more than toast. As Crow had once told Tess, falling in love with Kitty was a rite of passage for anyone who spent time at the corner of Bond and Shakespeare streets. He should know: a clerk at Women and Children First, Crow had nursed his own impossible crush on Kitty before suddenly, unpredictably switching his affections to Tess five months ago.

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