Bad to the Bone (Casey Jones Mysteries #4)
Taking It To The Mat...
Don't mess with North Carolina's Casey Jones-smart-mouthed ex-con, unlicensed P.I. and reluctant associate to a Barry White wannabe. Casey's massive and undesirable, with angle to check her altitude. specifically while she's been double-crossed.
At first, Casey proves a sucker for the delicate blond who claims her estranged husband has disappeared with their baby. but if Casey locates the fugitive wife a bit too simply, she starts off to suspect that the beautiful Tawny Bledsoe has performed her for a idiot. specially whilst Casey will get stiffed at the cost, then unearths herself embroiled in a homicide case with Tawny's identify written far and wide it. undesirable register hand and a nasty style in her mouth, Casey resolves to forestall Tawny as soon as and for all, however the conflict quick turns own whilst Tawny proves greater than a fit for the irrespressible Casey. Ego rattled, Casey laces up her high-tops to trace her nemesis to Florida for a Saturday evening catfight. Casey needs to go away her sweet-and-sour Southern methods a long way at the back of so one can turn out that Tawny Bledsoe is one bad-to-the-bone babe who belongs in the back of bars-no topic what it takes to deliver her down.
Long-distance cost for a Florida name. "The sector code is Tampa/St. Pete." "You're correct. I used an analogous zone code this morning." "Why do i do know that number?" I reached for the telephone. "What are you doing?" "Calling it." the telephone rang two times sooner than a computing device spoke back. I listened to the recorded girl voice at the different finish for a second, then slammed the receiver down. I had was hoping by no means to listen to that voice back for the remainder of my existence. "Who used to be it?" invoice requested. "My former mother-in-law." I.
yet I nonetheless appeared crummy. Robert fee regarded worse. criminal had replaced him. The uniform—a vivid orange jumpsuit—reduced him to not anything greater than an all-too-familiar stereotype: one other black guy in prison. long gone was once any dignity. long gone was once any feel of who he had as soon as been. He might have been a rapist, a drug broker, a assassin or a thief. That jumpsuit did not care and, I suspected, neither did the guards who introduced him in to me. He sat down around the desk and did not trouble to claim hi. He.
correct then. They exchanged a glance. "What?" I demanded. "She was once very irritable together with her daughter such a lot mornings," the lady admitted. "Short-tempered. Nasty. I felt sorry for the bad factor. Her mom picked on her approximately every little thing. Her hair wasn't brushed, she had selected the incorrect outfits to put on, she wasn't sitting up immediately, she did not smile enough." Oh, boy. That used to be Tawny o.k.. Screaming at her child for no longer smiling. visual appeal is all-important, so smile, through god, or i'm going to beat it out.
Ten years. "I imagine your gizmos are in right here somewhere?" I requested. Bobby grunted and dug round, rising with a Frisbee-shaped black equipment that had a small antenna, numerous dials, a plug-in set of headphones and a mini-cassette recorder. "This is what you want," he acknowledged. "Directional microphone is here." He waggled a triangular protrusion of black twine at me. "You can be capable of choose up what is going on in all 5 rooms with little interference, all from a similar spot." "Excellent. G.
Crumpled the can, then tossed it towards the trash. He neglected. It hit the television stand with a clank and rolled around the carpet. I permit my final query pass. i would discover quickly sufficient. "Are you the person who advised her i used to be in Tampa?" He stared at his naked ft. They have been filthy and callused. "I did not even be aware of you have been there, until eventually I known as domestic a pair days in the past. You scared the shit out of my mother. thank you a lot." "Good. She wishes scaring." I scrutinized his face, attempting to make a decision if he used to be telling the.