By Elizabeth Lowell
Former U.S. Senator Quintrell is lifeless. His son, New Mexico's governor, is getting ready his run for the top political place of work within the land. And darkish relatives secrets and techniques are approximately to blow up with the devastating strength of a Southwestern earthquake. An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" may well to their Taos compound to assemble a checklist of the illustrious relations. yet digging into the earlier is elevating troubling questions about a would-be president's deepest existence . . . and the grisly road crime that left his drug-addicted sister lifeless. As a dismal international of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up sooner than Carly, there's no one whom she dares belief -- possibly least of all Dan Duran, a perilous, haunted enigma who is tied to the Quintrells' background. yet she is going to want an best friend to outlive the poor mysteries a father carried to the grave -- simply because following the bloodlines of the robust could be a bloody enterprise. and a few lifeless secrets and techniques can kill.
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Artist? Skier? ” He glanced sideways at her. Something close to amusement changed the line of his mouth beneath at least a day’s worth of dark stubble. ” “Wow, a whole four letters in a single word,” Carly said. “Careful. ” He glanced at the arm in question, and then at the woman, and wondered how someone with as much life and sass in her as Carolina May had chosen to make a career digging up graves. The thought of her with the gaunt, dour Miss Winifred made him shake his head. ” Carly asked. ” “Miss Winifred.
He hadn’t made any special effort to be quiet when he secured the cellar door and walked down the steps. “You asked a question. ” “I’m taking notes,” she said, pointing to the tiny microphone along her jaw. ” A LWAY S T I M E T O D I E 51 He glanced at the microphone, then came in for a closer look. “Nice. ” “Both. Voice right now, record when I’m interviewing. ” Dan knew they had, and it was classiﬁed, so he just nodded. ” She blinked. ” He glanced at his watch. ” She looked at her own watch. ” Carly wasn’t surprised, but she wasn’t pleased that Dan had been assigned to babysit her.
Dan wondered. To read about how men and women from a rural county had to go halfway around the world to die? 32 ELIZABETH LOWELL No matter who lives or dies, nothing really changes. Gus hung up and reached for the carton of pastries. “Thanks for the doughnuts. I’m starving. Marti was up all night with the youngest and my cooking is caca. ” Dan turned and watched his foster brother take a huge bite out of a bear claw. “I’m starving, too, so save at least one for me. And if it’s still bothering him, it didn’t show.