By David Cole
Cloaked within the web's anonymity, part-Hopi laptop hacker Laura Winslow is hiding from her earlier -- however it has chanced on her within the Arizona wasteland. The daughter she misplaced years in the past is now an indignant younger lady serving criminal time. yet Spider's contract to aid the gurus discover an id robbery ring in trade for leniency has led the police to a mystery burial flooring close to Casa Grande Monument -- the place mom and baby are reunited . . . in terror.
The discarded bones are human, and so they could be all that stay of dozens of inexplicably lacking ladies. during this position of dying and silence on local American land, Laura Winslow fears for her daughter, who could be the subsequent to die -- until jointly they could divulge an insidious evil blooming underneath the blind eyes of the legislation . . . the negative beast that's now looking them both.
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She stopped pacing, wrapped both hands around the woven silk handles of her Takashimaya shopping bag, stood absolutely straight up, pushing her shoulders back to relieve neck tension due to anticipation. Finally squaring the shoulders, she wondered, if she held them back, whether her small breasts would show better. But because she was wearing a XXL tee shirt on her small-boned body, nobody would be able to tell about the breasts, so she just waited until the Lincoln pulled up beside her and an immaculately tailored and groomed chauffeur came briskly around from the driver’s side to open the rear door for her.
Just dropped in to say hello. ” “Nice surprise. Yeah. Driving over to Bisbee. See that big hole in the ground. That old Silver Queen mine. ” “Don’t shit me, Don. ” “So,” I said. ” “You gave me however long I wanted. After San Carlos, only small jobs. After all those . . ” “If that’s what you want. Yes. ” That’s when I knew he really needed me for something he couldn’t handle. I assumed the worst, which was that after I said no, he’d keep at me, and he saw that in my eyes and shook his head.
Exactly right. ” “I’ve ordered. A few times. From some fake ID. ” “But you’ve seen the catalog. ” “At the bottom of the catalog page, there’s an 800 number. ” “North Dakota,” I said, thinking about it. “Some state that’s mostly in the boonies. Not in a big city. Wages are good. Cubicles. ” “Private enterprise. ” “What makes our country great. ” He smiled. Gotcha, I thought. One of Don’s very few tells. When you had that ace in the hole, when you knew he only had a ten or a three, and you called him on it, he smiled.