A Man's Reach by Val Cameron

By Val Cameron

Dale Welland flew to Mexico to flee banks, embezzlers, and the vacancy of his residence after his female friend moved out. He selected town of l. a. Paz as the identify intended peace, and while a stranger named Brent Markesson provided to take him crusing on a ship named some distance Reacher, Dale believed he'd discovered the peach he used to be trying to find. "A man's achieve should still exceed his grab, else what is a heaven for ..." every little thing approximately Brent Markesson interested Dale - his boat, his way of life, and his lifeless spouse. Then Markesson provided at hand all of it over, and unexpectedly not anything used to be what it appeared - no longer the sailboat, now not the lady, and particularly no longer the homicide.

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The clients would be satisfied. Only her employees would know the chaos it had taken to produce everything to schedule. At four-thirty that afternoon, the junior data operator flagged a Burton account with a credit balance of twenty thousand dollars. Then the receptionist delivered a message in a striped envelope to Catherine just as Tony threw a printout onto her desk. The page was covered with red circles. " he shrieked. " Catherine pulled the printout closer, her lightly glossed nails contrasting with the dull matte of the paper.

She would never best him in a physical contest. Her eyes went beyond him, to the fireplace tools that hung on a shining brass rack. " He slid out of his own denim jacket, tossed it without looking. It settled on the end of a sofa, crazily incongruous against the tastefully recovered antique. "Brent. " "Brent," her voice repeated obediently. He was at least as strong as he looked, shoulders broad, chest bulging under the T-shirt. The black hair on his head was echoed, tangling out through the neckline of his thin shirt.

You'll sell it to someone who wants to go down there, but doesn't want the hassle of getting there. " She shrugged. "Sometimes not afraid. Sometimes it's just that they can't take the time for the long trip. " She felt so tired. Her business. Brent. The apartment. Lorne. She wished it would go away, leave her in an inert, dark cave where she could curl up and be nothing. From a distance, she heard her own voice, "Contact the marinas down there, too. Put up a poster in the local marinas. " She shrugged and faced him.

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