By Stuart Woods
Blood Orchid is the 3rd experience of 1 of Stuart Woods's most attractive characters, leader of Police Holly Barker. This outing, Holly is making an attempt to get her lifestyles 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 task with a vengeance. At a neighborhood eating place, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the realm, wealthy and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has came across an evocative identify for either his favourite flower and his newest real-estate enterprise: the "Blood Orchid." yet prior to 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 can be relating to her personal quiet, unspoiled city of Orchid seashore. becoming a member of forces with a good-looking FBI agent, she tracks the clues instantly to their resource, basically to discover a rip-off extra profitable and extra risky than any this idyllic town-or Holly-has ever visible.
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It was tough, and she hated doing it. Then she saw a light flash on her phone. She picked it up, got a dial tone, and called Harry Crisp at the FBI office in Miami. “Good morning, Holly,” Harry said cheerfully. “Morning, Harry. ” “He says it will be a hobby for his old age. ” “We’ve already run that down,” Harry said. ” “Maybe, but we haven’t been able to nail that down. ” “Could very well be. ” Holly laughed. ” “Maybe I could. You go to the academy, and I’ll get you assigned to me. ” “Too interesting.
Crisp punched the flashing button. “Mr. ” “That request is being processed, Mr. ” “Yeah, sure; Palmetto Gardens. ” “Right. ” “Yeah, that figures. ” “That’s not what I’m calling about. ” “Manuel Jimenez and Steven Steinberg. According to the papers, they had no connection, except that my office had talked with both of them several times about a bid on Palmetto Gardens. Then they get killed right before it’s time to submit sealed bids, way too late for anybody else to get involved who hadn’t already prepared a bid.
I read about that in the New York Times. ” “A single rifle shot, missed him by inches, went in one side of the man’s greenhouse, came out the other. ” She spelled it for him. ” “I can call and ask him. Why? ” “Could be. ” “Let me hear from you. ” He hung up. Holly’s secretary buzzed again. “A Mr. ” There was a convenient coincidence. Holly punched the button. ” “Couldn’t be better. ” She hung up and called her father. M. ” Holly hung up. She wouldn’t call Harry Crisp back until she knew more. Once Harry got ahold of something, he tended to keep it to himself, and Holly wanted to play out her own string before she turned it over to the FBI.