Clean Break by V. L. McDermid

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Is that it, then? ” “No, I only gave you the gossip so you wouldn’t complain that I was only here to exploit you,” I said. Alexis blew out a cloud of smoke and a sigh. ” I asked innocently. Alexis tipped forward in her seat and crushed out her cigarette in an already brimming ashtray. ” Chapter 3 I left Alexis to hassle the police of six counties in search of the story we both knew was lurking somewhere and headed back to Mortensen and Brannigan. Shelley was busy on the phone, so I went straight through to my office.

She’s even less thrilled when the hunt for the thieves drags her on a treacherous foray across Europe as she goes head to head with organized crime. And as if that isn’t enough, a routine industrial case starts leaving a trail of bodies across the Northwest, giving Kate more problems than she can deal with. Cleaning up the mess in Clean Break forces Kate to confront harsh truths in her own life as she battles with a testing array of villains in a case that stretches love and loyalty to the limits.

I said nothing. I hoped the look on my face said it for me. “I know, I know,” Henry said. “I don’t think Inspector Mellor’s overly impressed either. ” I followed him into the hall. It was a surprisingly bright room for the period. It was two stories high, with a whitewashed vaulted roof and gallery for Blondel unplugged. The wall that gave on to the inner courtyard had a couple of feet of wood paneling above floor level, then it was hundreds of tiny leaded panes of glass to a height of about eight feet.

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