By Stuart Woods
Blood Orchid is the 3rd event of 1 of Stuart Woods's most attractive characters, leader of Police Holly Barker. This day out, Holly is making an attempt to get her existence again jointly after the shattering lack of her fianc?©. With the aid of her wily Doberman, Daisy, and her father, Ham, she throws herself again into the task with a vengeance. At an area eating place, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the world, wealthy and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has came upon an evocative identify for either his favourite flower and his most modern real-estate enterprise: the "Blood Orchid." yet sooner than Holly can settle into her regimen back, bullets crash into the house of a chum and a floater is located bobbing within the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly connects those occasions to the death-by-sniper-fire of 2 Miami businessmen and a guy evading questions at a Federal agency-but she cannot think how those violent occurrences should be on the topic of her personal quiet, unspoiled city of Orchid seashore. becoming a member of forces with a good-looking FBI agent, she tracks the clues instantly to their resource, purely to discover a rip-off extra profitable and extra risky than any this idyllic town-or Holly-has ever noticeable.
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Deputy Chief Wallace,” he said. “Hurd, Holly. ” “Yeah, sure; Phil Sweat; he does locks, alarms, electronics, the works. ” Holly wrote it down, then hung up and called the man. Two hours later, Phil Sweat arrived in a van emblazoned with the name NO SWEAT LOCKSMITHS, Your Security Is Our Only Business. Sweat was short, skinny, and shrewd-looking. He reminded Holly of a ferret. “Morning, Chief,” Sweat said. ” “Somebody came into my house yesterday while I was at work. ” “There are people like that,” Sweat said, raising his baseball cap and scratching his head.
I sure do,” Holly replied. “I work for the city. What do you do, Mr. ” “Ed, please. I’m retired from the property development business, in New York. ” Not that she knew much about them. “Lots of sorts. I develop hybrids. ” “I was attracted to Orchid Beach first because of the name. ” “Orchid Beach is the way Florida should have turned out but didn’t,” he said. ” “I agree,” Holly said. Ham stepped up to the bar. “One of those,” he said to the bartender, pointing at Holly’s drink. He gave his daughter a kiss on the cheek.
Right. ” “Yeah, that figures. ” “That’s not what I’m calling about. ” “Manuel Jimenez and Steven Steinberg. According to the papers, they had no connection, except that my office had talked with both of them several times about a bid on Palmetto Gardens. Then they get killed right before it’s time to submit sealed bids, way too late for anybody else to get involved who hadn’t already prepared a bid. ” Crisp made a note of that. ” Crisp kept writing as Singleton gave him what he had on BOP. Holly’s secretary buzzed her.
Blood Orchid (Holly Barker Novels) by Stuart Woods