Counterfeit Wife (Michael Shayne, Book 15)
a lady is abducted and her ransom funds is going lacking. Why is a former senator involved in the cash and what can be his connection to all of it?
fearful and offended. “Mike! the place in God’s identify are you?” “Out on North Miami Avenue.” there has been an extended, indrawn sigh on the different finish of the twine. “I simply acquired Petey Painter out of right here. I’ve spent the final hour proving to him that you just have been on a airplane certain for brand spanking new Orleans. How the dwelling hell did you come again to city? And why?” “I overlooked my airplane again.” “No, you didn’t. We checked with nationwide. we all know you have been aboard while Flight Sixty-two took off this night. the 1st cease was once Palm seashore.
to come back domestic without delay. He runs a small plumbing store the following in Miami. no longer a lot company, i suppose, and he and his associate were doing lots of the paintings themselves as a result of exertions scarcity and absence of offers. simply suffering alongside and holding their heads above water and hoping for larger days. “That’s what I collected, in any case, simply because he acknowledged it used to be totally most unlikely for him to elevate up to 5 grand, less fifty. He bought domestic as speedy as he may possibly and was once simply as paralyzed via worry for.
Shayne swung clear of him and faced Hale. He acknowledged bitterly, “So you knew Gurney. You knew he used to be an inexpensive criminal who could be employed for a pleasant secure kidnaping?” “God!” breathed Hale. “Do you think that I’d manage the sort of despicable factor as that? my very own niece whom I enjoyed like a baby of my own?” “You wouldn’t have idea Kathleen used to be in any genuine danger,” Shayne mentioned. “If it used to be all deliberate forward and may suggest not more than detaining her from domestic an afternoon or two.” Hale burst out furiously,.
the fellow was once slowly pumping the woman’s arm up and all the way down to a depressing song from the juke-box. Mrs. Dawson became her head to examine Shayne as he walked out of Bates’s inner most workplace. He went slowly towards her, his palms nonetheless placing limply. He hadn’t formulated any plan yet he knew he was once really secure so long as he remained out within the open in sight of the shoppers of the thrill membership and till reinforcements arrived for Bates. He didn’t know the way quickly that may be nor what shape they'd take.
thought of that assertion for a second, having a look clear of him. Shayne leaned ahead and took carry of her wrist. The bone used to be huge less than the beneficiant overlaying of flesh. He stated, “I’m no longer enjoying video games. We’ve received possibly a few minutes to escape from right here the place we will be able to talk.” “And if we don’t?” “Then you lose your likelihood to determine approximately Dawson.” “Are you in trouble?” “Plenty. I walked out of Bates’s workplace with a gun on my again. He’s bought a few boys at the manner right here now to maintain.