By Fern Michaels
Atlanta murder detective Patrick 'Tick' Kelly grew to become his again at the global the day his spouse and youngsters have been murdered. leaving behind his urban and his occupation, he holed up in a seashore condo on Mango Key, Florida, and drowned his grief in Jack Daniels. Now sober and a bestselling writer, Tick could gladly remain a recluse perpetually if his brother Pete did not hold attempting to drag him again to the land of the residing. After years of sacrificing her own existence in favour of her DEA task, exact agent Kate Rush resigned and moved again to her local Miami. however the unofficial project that has simply come her method is simply too interesting to move up. She and a fellow ex-agent are relocated to Mango Key to maintain a watch on a majestic, mysterious fort believed to be on the centre of a human trafficking ring. first and foremost, the Kelly brothers are suspected of involvement, yet Kate is bound Tick poses no hazard - with the exception of the slow-burning gaze that makes her breath capture and her center race. Tick reveals himself eager about Kate's research - and via her inviting mixture of braveness and kindness. Teaming up, they discover an internet of betrayal, blackmail, and ruthless greed. And as threat mounts, Tick realizes how a long way he will visit defend the infrequent and excellent present that is come his method: a moment probability at a cheerful finishing.
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Or, maybe, washed away out to the Gulf, never to surface again. Or stranded on someone’s roof fighting for his life from the raging waters, only to be swept away, never to surface again. Oh, be still my heart. Kate hated Lawrence Tyler. All the agents who worked under Lawrence Tyler hated him. If he threw himself a going-away party, no one would attend. Tyler was a sneaky, slick, obnoxious glory hound who used his agents to make a name for himself. He was the show horse, and the rest of them were the workhorses.
Then it sputtered and died. He’d given it too much gas and flooded the engine. He knew the drill—wait five minutes, try again, and if he was lucky, Lulu would get him home. Sally, his wife, had named his car Lulu but never told him why. She’d just giggle and say it was a lulu of a car. Sally drove a ten-year-old Honda Civic. The only good thing about owning two old cars was not having to make car payments. Everything was about cutting corners, saving for college for the kids, and doing without.
Pete asked. “You mean aside from the Coast Guard? Maybe the DEA, the DOJ; hell, maybe ICE has an eye on that thing. Aside from all the drive-bys I’ve heard, no one else has been poking around, at least to my knowledge. ” “You live just down the beach from it, Tick. Those drug people shoot first and ask questions later. ” “Hell yes, I’m trying to spook you. You need to keep your wits about you. Jesus, there’s not a soul to be seen except for you and me. ” Tick turned around and started back the way they’d come.
Southern Comfort by Fern Michaels