A Kiss Gone Bad by Jeff Abbott

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M is alerted via Interpol to the iminent arrival of Pietr the Lett, overseas felony. Armed with an in depth description, he is going to the Gare du Nord to satisfy the educate, and sees Pietr go away for the Majestic inn. yet shortly a physique is chanced on within the rest room of the automobile he had ridden in, of a guy who additionally looks to slot the outline. within the pocket of the useless guy is an envelope containing a lock of hair, and the police lab is ready to provide M with the identify and tackle of the photographer who took the image that were for years within the similar envelope. Pietr had lunched with Mr. & Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston on the Majestic, yet presently afterwards disappears.
M leaves Torrence on the Majestic and heads off to Fécamp, the place he discovers the home of Mme Berthe Swaan. Staking out the home he follows a guy, (Fedor Yurovich) it appears a Russian, to a bar the place he beverages to extra, after which again to Paris, the place he is living at a seedy inn within the Jewish zone together with his female friend, Anna Gorskin. Leaving a guy to monitor their inn, M follows the Mortimer-Levingstons that night, and is shot within the chest by way of an unknown assailant whilst he leaves the membership that they had stopped in. rather uninjured, M rushes again to the Majestic, the place he discovers that Torrence has been killed, stabbed within the center with a needle. fast understanding who had performed the killing, M lines the dancer on the membership who'd tipped him off, yet quickly he too is located lifeless.
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The camera panned over a clutch of small white frame houses with a private, ratchety pier jutting into the water. ’ ‘I’m sure you never did,’ a woman’s smoky voice commented, off-camera. She apparently was operating the camcorder. Pete smiled. ’ A pause. ’ ‘No. ’ ‘No. Mom made Corey work for the car. ’ ‘A gas receipt, from Port Lavaca, was under the seat. ’ Pete shaded his eyes against the sun. ‘No prints in the car that weren’t Corey’s. Everyone thought at first that somebody kidnapped Corey. ’ ‘So start theorizing.

We’ve worked together on a bunch of art films. ’ Claudia asked. ‘Boyfriend. How milk-and-cookies. ’ Velvet frowned. ‘Look, go talk to Jabez Jones. He used to be a famous wrestler, now he’s a Jesus jumper on cable TV. ’ ‘We know him,’ Whit said. Velvet nodded. ‘Pete’s working on a new film project and he wanted some cooperation from Jabez, but Jabez told us to fuck off. But yesterday, I came home from the grocery and Jabez is here and he and Pete are talking on the boat and I can tell Pete’s upset – his face was lipstick-red, like his head was about to burst.

A Buddy Beere supporter. ’ ‘No. Forgot. ’ Whit wrote in his notebook: Gardner didn’t take requisite pictures, mention THAT in the inquest report. ’ Gardner asked. ’ ‘There’s a whole bunch of adult movie videos in a cabinet by the television. ’ Whit stared at him. ’ Gardner grinned. ‘Not kidding at all. ’ He pointed at the dead man’s prodigious organ. ‘Jesus, a horse would be jealous. ’ The son of a prominent state senator starring in porn films. The imagined headlines took a greasy turn in Whit’s mind.

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