By Val Cameron
Dale Welland flew to Mexico to flee banks, embezzlers, and the vacancy of his apartment after his female friend moved out. He selected the town of l. a. Paz as the identify intended peace, and whilst a stranger named Brent Markesson provided to take him crusing on a ship named a long way Reacher, Dale believed he'd came across the peach he used to be trying to find. "A man's succeed in should still exceed his clutch, else what is a heaven for ..." every thing approximately Brent Markesson involved Dale - his boat, his way of life, and his lifeless spouse. Then Markesson provided at hand all of it over, and without warning not anything used to be what it appeared - now not the sailboat, now not the lady, and particularly no longer the homicide.
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November the ninth. It was the thirteenth now. He had drifted somehow to Mexico, then four days ago he had died. She had not seen him in four years. She had managed not to think about him most of the time. She had signed the dividend checks each year, had mailed them to Brent's mail forwarding service in North Vancouver. Her only contact with her husband had been the knowledge that the checks were cashed. Four years and not one postcard, not one letter. No telephone calls. At first she had waited, heart pounding when she ran to the mail, stopping when the telephone rang.
The faded blue denim of his jacket strained at the shoulders. He was a strong man. 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.
A knife? A gun? A beating? Was there some reason to believe Brent had been murdered by another foreigner? Did anyone seriously suspect Dale Welland had murdered Brent? Why was the guard posted on Far Reacher? Did Fernando know any of the answers? The streets were filling. Dale let the taxi malecón. He followed two Mexican girls down the street hand in hand. A red and hissing sounds that seemed to please the stretched fabric. go at the beginning of the restaurant-bars that dotted the with tiny waists and microscopic skirts as they sauntered yellow car slowed as it passed the girls.