By Stuart Woods

Blood Orchid is the 3rd experience of 1 of Stuart Woods's most attractive characters, leader of Police Holly Barker. This day out, Holly is making an attempt to get her lifestyles again jointly after the shattering lack of her fianc?©. With assistance from her wily Doberman, Daisy, and her father, Ham, she throws herself again into the activity with a vengeance. At a neighborhood eating place, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the world, wealthy and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has discovered an evocative identify for either his favourite flower and his most recent real-estate enterprise: the "Blood Orchid." yet ahead of Holly can settle into her regimen back, bullets crash into the house of a pal and a floater is located bobbing within the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly connects those occasions to the death-by-sniper-fire of 2 Miami businessmen and a guy evading questions at a Federal agency-but she cannot think how those violent occurrences will be relating to her personal quiet, unspoiled city of Orchid seashore. becoming a member of forces with a good-looking FBI agent, she tracks the clues instantly to their resource, basically to discover a rip-off extra profitable and extra risky than any this idyllic town-or Holly-has ever visible.

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He picked up his tee. ” Steinberg shrugged. “Every now and then I really connect. ” “Sometimes,” Fleischman said. ” They got into Steinberg’s customized golf cart. ” he said to his guest. ” “Why not? It’s a shallow bunker; there’s enough loft on a seven wood to carry the edge, and you’d find yourself a nice little wedge from the flag. You got a seven wood? ” At this stage, he could afford to appear to be generous. “I’ve got a seven wood,” Fleischman said as the cart drew to a halt next to the bunker.

What, they just dropped dead? ” “They dropped dead from bullets,” the man replied. “And on the same day. ” “Well, it’s suspicious, I’ll grant you that, but we’re not going to get those bids now. We’ve advertised this thing, received sealed bids from three parties, and one of them is higher than the reserve, so what can we do but accept it? ” Singleton stacked the papers and returned them to his subordinate. ” Singleton watched Willard Smith leave, closing the door behind him, then he called the FBI.

Holly found herself thinking of Jackson, something she used to do about once a minute and now did more like once a day. She wondered, as she sometimes did, what she would be doing now if Jackson were alive. Probably the same thing she was doing right this minute, she thought. It wasn’t as though they would have pulled up stakes and moved to Paris the minute they were married; after all, Jackson had a law practice in Orchid Beach, and she had a good job. No, they’d probably be doing the same things until they got old.

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