By Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling writer Carol Higgins Clark, have joined forces for the 1st time to create a super and intriguing tale of high-stakes intrigue and detection in a kidnapping performed out opposed to a vacation setting.
Three days prior to Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic younger sleuth featured within the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, meets Alvirah Meehan, the well-known lottery winner and beginner detective who has seemed in numerous past books via Mary Higgins Clark, after they either arrive at a brand new Jersey dentist's workplace. Alvirah is to accompany her husband domestic after a very grueling consultation, whereas Regan is there in hopes of connecting together with her busy father, who's scheduled for a regimen visit.
Once it turns into obvious that Luke Reilly won't maintain his appointment, Alvirah bargains the deeply Regan a boost domestic. while a decision comes via on Regan's cellphone, telling her that her father and his motive force, Rosita Gonzalez, are being held for $1,000,000 ransom, Alvirah insists that Regan permit her to have the same opinion in attempting to achieve their unlock, for whereas Regan could be a authorized inner most detective, established in la, Alvirah has many priceless contacts one of the ranks of latest York's legislation enforcement community.
Further complicating the placement is the truth that Regan's mom, the preferred and intensely profitable secret author Nora Regan Reilly, was once hospitalized basically the day ahead of with a badly damaged leg, and Regan needs to convenience her whereas attempting to meet the cruel calls for of her father's kidnappers -- and their difficult deadline.
With Alvirah's aid, Jack Reilly, head of the NYPD significant Case Squad, is named again from his Christmas vacation to guide the research, which turns into increasingly more tough because the kidnappers, males who're not only rank amateurs but additionally laughably inept -- and, accordingly, the entire extra risky and unpredictable -- make recognized their demands.
Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita, held captive in a decrepit houseboat moored within the Hudson River, turn into more and more involved not just for his or her welfare, yet for that in their family besides. Luke's spouse is within the medical institution, and Rosita's small boys are with a tender, unreliable babysitter, whereas a iciness hurricane gathers strength, extra endangering them and complicating events.
In Deck the Halls, a narrative full of twists and turns, intrigue and threat, in addition to a hefty dose of vacation cheer, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have created a breathless and whilst remarkably heartwarming tale of suspense -- a Christmas vintage for lots of vacation seasons to return.
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His arms and shoulders were thick with strong muscles and there wasn’t an ounce of extra fat on him. The light brown chest hair she’d seen a glimpse of yesterday covered the center of his chest, tapered down to his belly button, and disappeared under the towel. She had a sudden desire to explore the treasures beneath the towel, but she couldn’t allow herself to get attached to him again. After this was over, he’d be gone again, and her ego couldn’t handle another rejection like the last one. She focused on the task at hand.
That bastard wasn’t a father. ” “Yep. Chance is half Korean. He’s an attorney, married with three kids. And my sister…” He smiled. ” Greg glanced at Neen. ” Neen didn’t want to talk about family. She buried the only member of her family she’d ever known in a cemetery in Tacoma. ” As he pulled off the highway, he said, “Biology doesn’t necessarily connect us. It’s love that matters, and the woman who raised you loved you. ” He parked and turned off the engine. ” She unfastened her seatbelt and leaned over to give him a gentle kiss.
My hair has red in it, and my skin is shades lighter than my mother’s. And I have green eyes. I suppose it’s possible to have one parent with dark hair and eyes, but not both. That means Julio probably isn’t my uncle and my mother—” “Probably wasn’t your natural mother,” he said. ” “I don’t know, Greg. ” Interesting. It was highly unlikely that two babies with the same name were born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the same day. ” “Maybe, I don’t know. I never met my father, Greg. ” He peered closely at the design on the top of the ring.