Civil Twilight: A Darcy Lott Mystery by Susan Dunlap

By Susan Dunlap

San Francisco stunt double Darcy Lott makes a speciality of developing the appearance of great probability. but if her attorney brother calls and asks her to wine and dine a mysterious patron, the risk isn't any illusion.

Darcy takes an rapid liking to the customer, Karen Johnson, yet there are too many unanswered questions. Karen claims to be getting a divorce, yet Darcy’s brother Gary doesn’t deal with divorces. And while he insists that their older brother John, a cop, mustn't ever understand in their assembly, Darcy’s pink flags are raised. who's this girl? And why does she desire a high-powered lawyer?

Soon, a homicide shocks town and John is the first suspect. With John and Gary either in hiding and the police worried to pin the demise on John, Darcy unearths herself with out one she will be able to belief. determined for an finish to the insanity, she delves deep into Karen’s previous, in basic terms to discover a scheme much more stunning than homicide itself.

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John yelled at me as the unmarked shot across the parking circle onto the exit road. I ran after. Skidded to a stop. No way I’d catch her. The exit road had no traffic, and only one stop sign. You don’t boost a police car, then brake for stop signs. I raced for the sidewalk, jumped the parapet into the trees and underbrush. It wasn’t a dead drop but close. I skidded tree to tree. Below was the Lombard curve where the road ended. I had to catch her there. If she beat me, she’d be out into the warren of North Beach streets, in an unmarked black car made to draw no attention.

For months. I’d see that old concrete building in my dreams. At the end of the season I looked like an anatomy text picture. Every muscle outlined. But not anymore. ” She tightened and then gave her head a shake, laughing the way you do when you’ve suddenly realized something that’s perfectly obvious. “Alaska. I’ve done my share of uphill employment. I was hauling fish in Sue—in Alaska. ” “You’d have to have. But listen, don’t worry. Whatever’s going on, Gary’ll take care of you. ” “I know. ” She hesitated.

You’re out of your league with her. What you need—What he needed was to snap him back to himself. “You’ve had a PI on retainer? And he’s never found a lead to Mike? ” “Patsy! ” Ah, that was the John I knew. He put his arm back around my shoulder, but this time to herd me to the walkway where he could hold forth more privately. “I don’t walk onto your movie sets and decide I can do stunts, do I? But you assume you can do missing persons better than the police. ” “Your car. That’s your car! ” A woman screamed and grabbed a toddler, as the car shot past.

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