By Nevada Barr
Lower than the frigid waters of Lake improved lies a sunken 1927 wreck-the ultimate resting position of its 5 sufferers. but if divers floor with a story of seeing a 6th physique, Anna Pigeon needs to holiday the nice Lake's grip on its icy secrets...
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Including gear, the dive boat would be worth a couple hundred thousand dollars. Anna picked up Lucass field glasses from the instrument panel and looked at the docked vessel now less than a quarter of a mile away. Theyve got Dennys gear aboard, she said. Castle was what some of the lake divers referred to as a clotheshorse. He had a lot of fancy equipment. Anna recognized his distinctive orange dry suit. We knew it wasnt on Denny. How in the hell did he get down there? Anna wondered aloud. Either he put himself there, or somebody else did.
Lucas shook his head. Not a joke. Its Denny, Denny Castle. Anna rocked back on her heels. She felt as if shed been punched in the solar plexus. It confused her. She hadnt known she cared. SIX Jim Tattinger did most of the talking and he was asking questions that neither Ralph nor Lucas wanted to answer: What did Denny look like? Could they tell what killed him? Did they touch him? Were his eyes open? He talked rapidly and his usually pale skin was flushed up to his ears. He babbled like a man trying to cover up a social faux pas.
Jim had never learned how to win friends and influence people. Castle hit him on purpose. After that stupid reception, Castle came over to Mott. I wasnt there, but I guess he was looking for Donna. Scotty wasnt taking any of his crap. And Scotty was drunk, Anna thought. A fight? More like a shoving match. Denny Castle doesnt have the gonads to fight. Gonads. Not balls. Anna swallowed a smile. She pictured a little, skinny, red-haired Jimmy Tattinger practicing swearing in the bathroom mirror and never managing to get it quite right.
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr