By Elizabeth Lowell
Former U.S. Senator Quintrell is lifeless. His son, New Mexico's governor, is getting ready his run for the top political workplace within the land. And darkish kinfolk secrets and techniques are approximately to blow up with the devastating strength of a Southwestern earthquake. An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" may possibly to their Taos compound to collect a list of the illustrious kin. yet digging into the prior is elevating troubling questions on a would-be president's inner most lifestyles . . . and the grisly highway crime that left his drug-addicted sister useless. As a dismal international of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up earlier than Carly, there's no one whom she dares belief -- might be least of all Dan Duran, a deadly, haunted enigma who is tied to the Quintrells' historical past. yet she's going to desire an best friend to outlive the poor mysteries a father carried to the grave -- simply because following the bloodlines of the robust could be a bloody enterprise. and a few lifeless secrets and techniques can kill.
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Good shoulders beneath a turtleneck and leather jacket, long legs in a pair of worn-soft Levi’s and scuffed hiking boots, dark hair, the face of a fallen angel, and green eyes that had seen hell. Whatever his history was, it hadn’t been written in smiles. “Mr. ” She walked toward him, smiling, her hand extended. “It’s good of you to—” “I’m Dan Duran,” he cut in, shaking her hand briskly and releasing it the same way. “Gus is on the phone. ” 38 ELIZABETH LOWELL She noticed a very slight unevenness in the ﬁrst few steps he took.
Watch the ﬁfth step. ” Nosy neck? She would have smiled but she knew he hadn’t been joking. She wondered if it was all outsiders he resented, or just women. If there had ever been a handrail, it hadn’t survived into the twentyﬁrst century. Nor did the ﬂooring right around the opening look very trustworthy. ” she asked, pointing toward the crates and boxes lining the walls of the ﬁrst story. ” Dan was already halfway down the stairs to the basement, moving with an ease that surprised Carly. His leg might bother him from time to time, but it didn’t affect his balance.
I have a good memory, Miss May. ” Neither did Carly, but the recordings sure saved arguments over who said what and when. “I envy your memory,” Carly said, checking that the computer was ready to go. She had a digital camera, too, but didn’t want to start taking pictures until everyone was more at ease with her. ” Winifred asked. “That depends on what you want to accomplish. How far do you want to trace the Quintrell history—” “I don’t give a tinker’s damn about Quintrell history,” Winifred cut in.
Always Time to Die: A Novel by Elizabeth Lowell