By Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington proposal he'd heard the final of former female friend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's most well liked celebrity. the very last thing Stone anticipated used to be a determined name from Calder. Arrington has vanished, and her new fiancé desires Stone to return to l. a. and locate her.
In a city the place the sharks force Bentleys and not anyone could be relied on, Stone quickly discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues that takes him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo force. working out of time and leads, he must preserve his head above water and locate Arrington quick, or prove swimming with the fishes himself.
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Dennoch hatte Catherine, so erinnerte sich Delorme, etwas Dominantes, ja beinahe etwas Herrisches, selbst wenn man von ihrer psychischen Krankheit wusste. Womöglich war es sogar eine Auswirkung dieser Krankheit, die Aura eines Menschen, der in die Tiefen des Wahnsinns hinabgestiegen und zurückgekehrt war, um davon zu berichten. Nur diesmal war sie nicht zurückgekommen. Und vielleicht war es sogar besser so für Cardinal, dachte Delorme. Vielleicht war es nicht das Schlechteste für ihn, von dieser Last befreit zu sein.
Was soll das? Wie würden Sie sich fühlen, wenn es um Ihre Frau ginge? « �Dann schlage ich vor, dass Sie mich darüber aufklären, was los ist, Detective. « Und so saß Cardinal eine Stunde später zusammen mit dem Bürgermeister von Algonquin Bay in seinem Auto auf dem Parkplatz des Birches. Auch wenn der Name etwas anderes vermuten ließ, stand nicht eine einzige Birke in der Nähe des Motels. Es lag mitten in der Innenstadt auf der MacIntosh Street, wo weit und breit überhaupt kein Baum zu sehen war.
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