By Val Cameron
Dale Welland flew to Mexico to flee banks, embezzlers, and the vacancy of his condo after his female friend moved out. He selected the 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 a ways Reacher, Dale believed he'd discovered the peach he used to be trying to find. "A man's achieve may still exceed his take hold of, else what is a heaven for ..." every thing approximately Brent Markesson interested Dale - his boat, his way of life, and his useless spouse. Then Markesson provided handy all of it over, and unexpectedly not anything used to be what it appeared - no longer the sailboat, no longer the girl, and particularly no longer the homicide.
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The balance owing on the purchase would probably be paid to Markesson's estate now. Unless the fact of Brent's death made the transfer impossible. Damn! He would have to talk that over with Joe, find out where he stood. "I will see what I will do," Fernando assured him. " A tip. A bribe. Dale opened his wallet and handed several Mexican bills to Fernando. The Mexican frowned but accepted them. Dale suspected that he would have preferred to receive American bills. They parted politely. Dale walked past the taxi stand, along the waterfront.
Catherine," said Lorne impatiently, "you have to attend to this. " The lights outside made a pattern that could mean anything in her mind. She stared at them, felt Lorne's presence without feeling anything. She said, "I asked you to look after it all. Send me a bill. " She heard him moving, heard him open the cabinet where she kept the liquor she never drank. The scotch Brent liked, bought four years ago and never opened. She had stopped at the liquor store on the way home, picked it up, smiling, planning the weekend.
Brent's voice, heated. "It's you he wants, Catherine. " She had never told Brent that Lorne had been her lover. It had never seemed to matter. Lorne, friend and lover. The lover part ended that night when she met a stranger on the ferry. If Lorne resented the change, he had never shown it to her. "Complications," she said now, her fingers tracing a line on the window. "There are ways to sell a boat located in a foreign country. You put an ad in the yachting magazines in California and here in BC: Canadian yacht for sale, located in the Sea of Cortez.
A Man's Reach by Val Cameron