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D.C. Dead (Stone Barrington, Book 22) by Stuart Woods

By Stuart Woods

A brand new urban brings new lifestyles to Stone Barrington as Stuart Woods's bestselling sequence continues...

After a stunning loss, Stone Barrington is at free ends, not sure if he desires to remain in big apple and proceed his paintings as a associate at Woodman and Weld. It comes as a welcome reduction while he's summoned to Washington, D.C., through President Will Lee. The President has a distinct operation that demands Stone's specific ability set, and it's a project that might reunite him along with his former companion in mattress and in crime, Holly Barker.

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Wir willen doch mal sehen, was für verrückte Sachen Dr. « Cassie nickte kaum sichtbar und vergrub ihr Gesicht in Cindys Bluse. Also: zurück an die Staffelei. Einen räudigen Hund, eine schielende Eule und ein klappriges Pferd später konnte sie sich mit meiner Anwesenheit abfinden. Ich schob den Stuhl allmählich näher ans Bett und plau­ derte mit Cindy über Spielzeug und Cassies Lieblingsessen. Bald saß ich in Reichweite der Matratze und benutzte sie als Unterlage, als ich Cindy ein Zeichenspiel zeigte, in dem die beiden Spieler abwechselnd das Gekritzel des anderen zu einer Figur vollenden.

Die Filzstifte quietschten, im Bett hörte ich es rascheln. Cindy unterbrach ihre Geschichte. »O sieh nur, mein Schatz, Dr. Delaware zeichnet etwas? Was zeichnen Sie denn da, Dr. « Bevor ich antworten konnte, rief das Wort »Doktor« einen weiteren Tränenschwall hervor, den die Mutter aber schnell zu stoppen wußte. »Sieh nur, ein Häschen. Und es trägt einen Hut und eine Fliege. « 46 Keine Reaktion. »Na, ich find es jedenfalls süß. « Die Kleine schluchzte. »Na komm schon, Cassie, du brauchst keine Angst zu ha­ ben.

Chip lehnte sich grinsend an die Schaltertheke und schüttelte den Kopf. »Ach, Vicki, versuchen Sie mal wieder, mich zu befördern? « »Wissen Sie, für jemanden, der sich den Titel wirklich ver­ dient hat, wie Dr. « Er bemerkte die Galle in ihrer Stimme und schaute sie fra­ gend an, worauf sie verlegen zur Seite blickte. Nun sah er den Geschenkkarton. « »Ich mache das gern. « »Das ist sie, Vicki«, bestätigte er lächelnd. « »Ja, Dr. « »Mister Jones, Vicki! Wenn Sie unbedingt einen Titel be­ nutzen wollen, wie war's mit Herr Professor?

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