After Dark by Beverly Barton

By Beverly Barton

From the again disguise: while a stunning scandal exposes southern secrets... because the blazing warmth of summer time provides strategy to sultry September, a shroud of suspicion settles over the Noble's Crossing, a sleepy Alabama city. not anything is because it turns out- and not may be back. Lane Noble Graham stands accused of murdering her ex-husband...and the only guy who can assist, Johnny Mack Cahill vowed by no means go back to town that scorned him...or the girl whose love he knew he did not deserve!

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Yeah. Sure do. It seems the only thing y'all have on him is a conviction for vagrancy fifteen years ago," Buddy said. "The guy's here in my town, making some threats, and I want to head off any trouble. " The laughter on the other end of the phone chilled Buddy to the marrow in his bones. "Look, Chief Lawler, I don't know what sort of threats Mr. Cahill is making, but if I were you, I'd take him seriously. As far as giving you any sort of dam ning report on the man, that I can't do. You see, Johnny Mack Cahill is one of the big dogs here in Houston.

This is Lieutenant Mills from HPD. " "Yeah. Sure do. It seems the only thing y'all have on him is a conviction for vagrancy fifteen years ago," Buddy said. "The guy's here in my town, making some threats, and I want to head off any trouble. " The laughter on the other end of the phone chilled Buddy to the marrow in his bones. "Look, Chief Lawler, I don't know what sort of threats Mr. Cahill is making, but if I were you, I'd take him seriously. As far as giving you any sort of dam ning report on the man, that I can't do.

Her gaze searched the room. When her vision focused on him, she smiled. A weak, delicate smile. As delicate and frail as the willowy woman who held out her hand to him. " "Yes, ma'am. It's me. " Mary Martha dropped the partially destroyed book and glided across the room like a spirit floating on air. He had always thought his aunt looked like an angel. Tall, slender and small-boned. Pale skin, strawberry blond hair and light brown eyes. Tonight she lo oked especially pale and thin. And the flowing white gown she wore added to the seraphic illusion.

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