By Greg Iles
Will Jennings, his spouse and little lady are a cheerful American relations, residing in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He ambitions his sufferers very rigorously and takes nice pains to ensure nobody is ever harm. He has but to kill. All his sufferers have get a hold of the money and the experts have by no means been concerned. His ideal checklist is all the way down to issues: One, he constantly remains with the oldsters or individual with the cash. , he by no means asks for greater than they could come up with the money for. but if he attempts to tear Will's kin aside, he will get much more than he bargained for...All in a single fateful day.
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They sailed from many ports, most in the south and southeast, following the shrimp: four weeks in Texas, then through the Gulf to the Keys. Some boats were family owned, most were not. All were manned and kept in a way unique to an idiosyncratic and inbred culture. " Having spent an unspecified and largely undiscussed number of years in the land version of that violent fraternity before, as he put it, "breaking my back and seeing the light," he would know. The shrimpers were a scabrous lot, not just the boats, which reeked of dead fish, cigarette smoke and old grease-part cooking, part engine-but the sailors themselves.
Even here I'd never heard crying of the like gusting into our rooms. It had that anguished animal sound of a wild thing dying in a trap. "They oughtn't be let drink," Tilly said primly. Oh to be a girl again when right and wrong can be settled by decree. I doubt, were the Union Army comprised utterly of ladies for temperance armed with rifles, they could keep liquor off Garden Key. As it is the soldiers crave drink more than do the prisoners. There's little here for amusement but fishing and becoming drunk.
It was the biggest diamond she'd ever seen outside a jewelry-store window. Light, green from the grass under the saint's feet, caught in the facets till it glowed like kryptonite. Anna felt her strength being drained away. Paul held it out to her, but she could not raise her hands from where they rested, palms up on her thighs like fainting white spiders. " Sweetheart. She'd grown to love the endearments he was so comfortable with. Darling. Honey. She'd not yet been able to say them back, but she planned to give it a shot real soon.
24 Hours by Greg Iles