Blood Orchid (Holly Barker Novels) by Stuart Woods

By Stuart Woods

Blood Orchid is the 3rd experience of 1 of Stuart Woods's most attractive characters, leader of Police Holly Barker. This day trip, Holly is making an attempt to get her existence again jointly after the shattering lack of her fianc?©. With assistance from her wily Doberman, Daisy, and her father, Ham, she throws herself again into the activity with a vengeance. At a neighborhood eating place, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the world, wealthy and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has came upon an evocative identify for either his favourite flower and his most modern real-estate enterprise: the "Blood Orchid." yet sooner than Holly can settle into her regimen back, bullets crash into the house of a chum and a floater is located bobbing within the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly connects those occasions to the death-by-sniper-fire of 2 Miami businessmen and a guy evading questions at a Federal agency-but she cannot think how those violent occurrences will be regarding her personal quiet, unspoiled city of Orchid seashore. becoming a member of forces with a good-looking FBI agent, she tracks the clues immediately to their resource, merely to discover a rip-off extra profitable and extra harmful than any this idyllic town-or Holly-has ever obvious.

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Steven had no enemies; he wasn’t involved in anything illegal; he never even met a mobster. Who would do this thing, and why won’t the Miami police department or the FBI tell us anything? ” The reporter on the golf course was back. “So, that’s where we leave it—in the hands of the Feds, who have been uncommunicative. ” Holly knew just how Marilyn Steinberg felt, she thought. The FBI wasn’t telling her anything either. One thing about police work: without evidence, you were nowhere; and she was nowhere.

The Bureau annoyed her with its close-to-the-vest way of treating locals like her. She’d talked to some other small-town chiefs who felt the same way. Hurd Wallace knocked on her door and took a seat. ” “I’m at a dead end on who took a shot at Ed Shine,” he said. “There just isn’t anything else. ” “Okay. If something else comes up, you can always take it out again. ” Hurd shrugged. ” “Blood Orchid Estates, now,” Holly reminded him. “Right. That’s all we’ve got. ” Hurd’s eyebrows went up. ” “Yes, but only for the Feds.

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