Birds of Prey: A Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance

Police Procedurals

By J.A. Jance

The Statfire Breeze steams its means north towards the Gulf of Alaska, buffeted by way of crisp sea winds blowing down from the Arctic. these on board are searching for peace, leisure, experience, get away. yet there's no get away the following during this position of unspoiled usual majesty. simply because terror strolls the decks even within the fantastic gentle of day... and loss of life is a conspicuous, unwelcome passenger. And a former Seattle policeman -- a broken murder Detective who has come to heal from clean, stinging wounds -- will locate that the awful ghosts pursuing him weren't left at the back of ... as a excitement cruise long past horribly unsuitable includes him inexorably into deadly, ever-darkening waters.

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It hurt like hell. ” That sudden admission on my part surprised me, and it seemed to surprise Naomi, too. Her eyes filled with tears which she quickly wiped away. “Thank you for saying that,” she said. ” She was still grappling with regaining her composure when Margaret Featherman found us. “So someone is up and around after all,” she said, sidling up to our table and, uninvited, taking one of the empty chairs. ” 52 J. A. JANCE Margaret’s eyes darted back and forth from Naomi’s face to mine. Since we both must have looked suitably guilty, she gave us a conspiratorial smile.

When I was in eighth grade, my mother saw to it that I had a year’s worth of lessons. Mother was a single parent who raised me alone without child support and without the benefit of any help or encouragement from her parents, either. She was a talented seamstress who did alterations and repairs for several Ballard-area dry cleaners. She also had a regular clientele among Seattle’s tight-fisted upper crust, who came to our upstairs apartment with photos of the latest New York and Paris fashions which they had clipped from various magazines.

Obviously we’re not going to have the benefit of your company for another meal. Chloe will see to that. ” Snubbed by the daughter and too polite to tell the mother where to go, Marc sank back into his chair, but he made no effort to return to his crème brûlée. Margaret resumed her role of head honcho. ” she said. “There’s a musical in the theater,” Naomi offered. “That looked like it might be fun. ” “I do so love dancing to all that wonderful old music from 24 J. A. JANCE the thirties, forties, and fifties,” Margaret said.

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