By Michaela Thompson
Florida transplant Georgia Lee Maxwell doesn't take to Paris initially, even though she's not less than leaving a no-good guy and a hated activity as a society editor. Now she's a Paris correspondent, thanks very much—a dream come precise for any journalist.
There's only a moderate down side—she arrives in freezing rain, will get stuck in a traffic congestion as a result of a bomb scare, and hates her condominium; however the genuine Bonjour is discovering herself face down on a museum ground in the course of a theft. "Killed for an uneventful story!" she thinks. yet because it occurs, she isn't the one that dies. 3 terrifying masked gunmen shoot the unlucky defense guard.
They can have stolen the entire treasures of Monte Cristo's cave, so as to communicate, however it seems they've made off with just a reflect. precise, it as soon as belonged to the French seer Nostradamus, however it could be the museum's least precious item.
Does it have a few prophetic skill? Does somebody comprehend whatever the gendarmes don't? Here's what Georgia Lee is familiar with: If she reveals out first, she's a journalistic hero. If she doesn't, she's useless.
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Yet that condo used to be not anything fancy. And the fellow labored as a museum safeguard, for heaven’s sake. ” “I wager he believed in being thrifty. and perhaps he cherished the paintings— quiet, friendly atmosphere, no longer too taxing…” “Unless you’re getting shot within the head. ” “Unless you’re getting shot within the head. correct. ” i presumed approximately Pierre operating as a defend, refusing to change his mother’s condo, the entire whereas sitting on a good nest egg. “This is attention-grabbing. thank you for telling me. ” “Anything to delight. ” He leaned over to look at my notes, a maddening behavior he had. After a minute he stated, “Who’s Lucien Claude? ” regardless of my top intentions, I felt my territorial hackles emerging. “Somebody I exposed who has a peripheral connection to the case. ” “Ah ha. taking part in your playing cards just about your lovely little chest, eh? ” “Jack, contemplating the resource, I’ll allow you to break out with ‘pretty. ’ yet ‘little’—” “O. okay. , don’t inform me who he's. It was once simply idle interest. We won’t be again on it heavily until eventually they arrest anyone. ” “Since you set it that means, I won’t. ” “Sure. enable Uncle Jack know about Pierre and mother, but if it involves giving him anything—” “Jack—” I informed him who Lucien Claude was once, omitting any point out of the ransom. only for spite, i stopped up with, “And he’s the absolute such a lot beautiful guy I’ve ever obvious. ” “Probably gay,” he acknowledged and left the room. It was once early night, and we have been completing on the place of work, while the telephone rang. Kitty spoke back, considering it was once a slipcover call-back, however it used to be for me. while she stated, together with her surrender the receiver, “It’s a Frenchman. He seems like he’s below pressure,” I jumped to the proper end that it was once Lucien Claude. He skipped the facilities and received correct to the purpose. “I’m very sorry, Madame Maxwell, yet i can't do what you will have. ” A bubble of anger popped in my head, yet I saved my voice calm. “What do you suggest? ” “The ransom. The facts. I can’t assist you. ” He sounded shaky. “Why no longer? What occurred? ” “I simply… anything else has arise. ” I puzzled if he used to be attempting to shake me down, panic me into delivering him funds through threatening to drag out. “All correct. inform me the place to get the evidence, and I’ll deal with it myself. ” “I can’t do this. I don’t but be aware of myself. ” i used to be mad by means of now. My tone used to be icy as I acknowledged, “Look, Monsieur Claude. You insisted on being concerned, and that i was once relying on you. ” “I be aware of. I’m extraordinarily sorry. ” “If it’s funds you will have, that may be prepared. ” “Madame! I by no means considered that. ” Like hell. “Of path you need to be recompensed. It’s purely reasonable. ” The dialog lapsed whereas he proposal this over. within the historical past, i'll listen the hubbub of the flea industry. I pictured him status in his stall, licking his wonderful chops. I acknowledged, to show the screws a bit, “My touch is worried to have the reflect. I’m definite any moderate determine you named will be applicable. ” He stated, “You’re very persuasive. ” “We’re counting on you. ” extra hesitation— window dressing, i presumed— after which, under no circumstances to my shock, he came visiting.