By Carla Neggers
Not going companions sure through circumstance...or via destiny? Being rescued through a handsome bad-boy firefighter isn't how Samantha Bennett anticipated to begin her remain in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. Now she has everyone's attention—especially that of Justin Sloan, her rescuer, who desires to be aware of why she used to be camped out in an deserted previous New England cider mill. Samantha is a treasure hunter who has back to Knights Bridge to resolve a three-hundred-year-old secret and salvage her sturdy identify. Justin recollects her good. He's the one that alerted her past due mentor to her iffy previous and received her fired. yet simply because he doesn't belief her doesn't suggest he can withstand her. Samantha is bold, made up our minds, seized by means of wanderlust—everything that powerful, stoic Justin by no means knew he sought after. until eventually now... big apple occasions bestselling writer Carla Neggers' books were referred to as "riveting," "magical" and "stunningly effective." Now she returns to the plush speedy River Valley with the impossible to resist tale of 1 woman's quest for treasure and redemption.
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The lab technician, panting and wild-eyed, at last went limp. " Tom demanded, turning to Marc Bolen. "Don't ask me. " The young astrophysicist was still red in the face from Crivet's throttling. The technician's fingermarks showed clearly on his neck. Bolen said he had been passing the laboratory, saw the door ajar, and heard someone inside. Knowing Tom was out on the airfield, he had gone in to investigate. "Crivet was over there at the space model of your telesampler," Bolen went on. "Looked as if he'd been sabotaging it.
In glum silence, the three left. Downstairs, on the cobbled pavement, Tom again tried to persuade his friend not to go through with the duel. " Bud said. " The two boys and Dr. Feng returned to the atomicar. Sandy and Phyl were not in sight. "Come on! " Bud urged shakily. Tom took the wheel and Dr. Feng guided the way to the place appointed for the duel. Presently they arrived at a rustic inn, perched on the eastern slope of the Konigstuhl mountain, overlooking the river. A weather-beaten sign hanging over the door bore the legend: zum grunen jaeger, with a picture of a green-coated huntsman.
Tom went thoughtfully back to the Main Building. He found Mrs. Abernathy deep in conversation with his father, who had just flown back from a hasty two-hour inspection trip to the Swifts' rocket base on Fearing Island, off the Atlantic coast. "Sorry for all the interruptions," Tom said to his visitor. "Mrs. Abernathy has been telling me about the research work on which she assisted her husband," Mr. Swift remarked. "Up to the time of his death, Dr. Abernathy was a top clinical psychologist. " Tom's eyebrows lifted in surprise.