By Steve Hamilton
On a freezing evening in Michigan's higher Peninsula, an evening that wouldn't believe so strange if it wasn't the Fourth of July, an vintage wood boat plows full-speed right into a line of outdated railroad pilings within the shallow waters of Waishkey Bay. With Alex McKnight at the rescue undertaking, the passengers are introduced adequately to shore. Alex figures the story's over…but he's lifeless wrong.
The boat accident's satisfied finishing becomes a dwelling hell for Alex while he discovers that the 3 males he stored are literally attached to a dangerous drug-smuggling syndicate that has his female friend, Ontario police officer Natalie Reynaud, deep undercover miles away. Now it's as much as Alex to do harm regulate on either side of the border-and defend the lady he loves-before the cycle of violence comes round complete circle…
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The car came to a stop and Linda got out, slamming the door and muttering, “Oh shit, oh fuck,” then going around to the back of the car to examine the damage. Steeling himself with all the courtliness he could muster, he walked from the trees and called out, “Are you okay, miss? ” Linda called back, “Yes, I’m okay. ” He pulled a flashlight from his field belt and shined it into the darkness, arcing it over the campground several times before letting the beam rest on his beloved.
Parking a block away, he padded over to 3583 Mentone Avenue, carrying a flat-handled lug wrench and a transistor radio in a brown paper bag. Just as a huge gust of wind came up, he placed the radio on the ground outside Linda’s living room window and turned the volume up full blast. Punk rock bombarded the night, and he slammed the lug wrench full force into the window, grabbed the radio and ran back to his car. He waited for twenty minutes, until he was certain that no one had heard the noise and no silent alarm had been sounded.
Don’t you have any friends here I can talk to? ” The old man considered the offer. Lloyd watched his wheels turn slowly. “You goes to de mission on Avalon an’ One hundred and sixth. De African church. You talk to Sister Sylvia. You tell her she got to go to Famous Johnson’s crib and get his shit and sell it. She gots my birthday in de church records. I wants a nice headstone. ” Lloyd stood up. ” he asked. ” Lloyd thought of his mother and reached for his rifle, but couldn’t do it. * * * Lloyd ran all the way to 106th and Avalon, composing epitaphs for Famous Johnson en route.
A Stolen Season (Alex McKnight, Book 7) by Steve Hamilton