By Katherine Smith
The gorgeous woods of Northern Michigan develop into the environment for violence and lethal ambition?… Cassandra Beaumont desires not anything greater than to place her husband?’s homicide in the back of her. yet rather than having the ability to quietly retire from public lifestyles, she unearths herself immersed in an unsightly cycle of lies and blackmail. pressured to stand the guy she betrayed years in the past, she struggles with a treacherous earlier mistake and a not-quite forgotten passion?… Michael Beaumont isn?’t certain whether it is hate, or whatever else altogether that he feels for his stunning sister-in-law. whilst a girl is killed and Cassandra is implicated, he fears that an explosion of scandal and shattered illusions will spoil his whole family?… Police Officer Danny Haase?’s fishing holiday becomes a nightmare of homicide and intricate politics as he is helping the neighborhood police discreetly music down a cold-blooded killer with very excessive connections
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I know you remember some joker tampering with Senator Beaumont's car last year and the accident that killed him. " Danny nodded. Craig watched mother and child walk past. " So it was. Danny knew now why he'd been so struck. Her face had been plastered across the cheap supermarket rags for months after the wreck that had killed her husband. Photos of her on crutches at the graveside, her facial injuries framed by a dramatic black veil, had awakened feelings of sympathy from thousands. And even afterward the press seemed to feel they'd found a new sweetheart in Beaumont's pretty young widow.
Mrs. ” A soft voice at her ear and light touch on her shoulder broke the awkward moment. Turning quickly, Cassandra saw that one of the young girls that had helped serve their dinner was standing by her chair. She whispered discreetly, “You have a phone call. " The acceleration of her heart was immediate and painful. Mumbling an excuse, the sudden jolt of nervousness made her stumble when she rose from her chair. Marie would never allow anything so rude as someone taking a call at the table during dinner, so Cassandra headed through the huge and busy kitchen and down a short hallway to the den, where the blinking light on the phone on the desk let her know that line one was on hold.
The smile on her lips stiffened at the mention of Robert's name and at that moment she caught sight of Michael's cynical expression. Sitting next to Stan, he had obviously been listening to the by-play for he lifted his wine glass in a mocking half-salute and took an over-large gulp. Embarrassed that Stan had glanced over in time to see Michael's ridiculing gesture, Cassandra tried to hide the heat climbing up into her throat and face by ducking her head and blotting her mouth with her napkin.