By Martha Grimes
In Grimes's new sendup of an international she is aware rather well, sweet and Karl, hitmen with a difference— they've got scruples—once back enterprise into the murky ny publishing scene. This time they arrive to assistance from a author who's being sued via her unscrupulous literary agent, L. Bass Hess, a guy made up our minds to get a fifteen percentage fee for a e-book he didn't sell.
The agreement killers subscribe to forces with publishing magnate Bobby Mackenzie and megabestselling author Paul Giverney to rid the suggest streets of Hess, now not by way of taking pictures him, yet by way of riding him loopy. they're helped by way of different characters from Foul topic and a workforce of recent colourful personalities, together with an out-of-work Vegas magician, an alligator wrangler, a glamorous Malaysian con girl, and Hess's aunt in Everglades urban, who has gone through a wildly profitable intercourse change.
This wickedly humorous sequel to Grimes's bestselling novel Foul topic is one other character-driven "satire of the venal, to not say murderous, practices of the hot York publishing industry" (The ny instances e-book Review).
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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?
The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.
Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.