The Motive (Dismas Hardy)

By John Lescroart

With their park view and outdated aspect, the Victorian homes on San Francisco's Steiner highway have been hugely precious. yet with their wood development, they have been additionally  hugely susceptible. So whilst Paul Hanover's multimillion-dollar domestic went up in flames, it used to be in every single place in a short time. And whilst the our bodies of Hanover and his female friend have been present in the charred particles, it seemed that the tip got here much more quick for them-judging from the bullet holes of their heads. yet this is not simply any double murder. Hanover was once a friend-and donor-to the mayor, who desires solutions. And in attempting to supply them, Abe Glitsky and Dismas Hardy will face an previous lover and an previous enemy-and persist with a path of facts that stretches a long way past their ordinary jurisdiction.

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She understands it’s going to be what it’s going to be. Her being the following isn’t going to alter something. ” “Bob. ” Theresa, on the finish of endurance, used her such a lot dismissive tone. “Either you open that damned folder or I’m going to take it from you and skim it myself. ” “Mom! ” Beth stated. “You don’t must be so tricky. ” Theresa whirled on her elder daughter, her tone sharp and indignant. “Don’t you consult me approximately tricky, younger girl. I’m the person who understands how tough it may be going it on my own during this international. And I’m the one that desires to make sure that my grandchildren don’t need to discover what that’s like. That’s why I’m right here, and that’s the one cause I’m right here. I doubt in the event that your father left me a dime. ” She got here again entrance to Townshend. “Bob? Now. Please. ” With a final examine Catherine’s empty chair, he sighed and thoroughly unsealed the envelope. “She known as from here,” Hardy acknowledged, “and they’d simply learn it. ” “And he stops,” Glitsky grumbled, part to himself. “You’re going to make me wager? ” He stood via one of many home windows in Hardy’s workplace, learning the site visitors patterns—unmoving—on Sutter road lower than. It was once 5 thirty, nonetheless mild out, nonetheless sunny. “Of path no longer. I’ll inform you. ” Hardy had his toes up on his table. “If you simply inquire from me with politeness, I’ll let you know. ” “All correct. ” Glitsky took his hand off the window color, part became to stand his good friend. “I’m asking. ” “Come on, Abe. simply say, ‘Tell me in regards to the will. ’” Glitsky threw his eyes to the ceiling, summoning all of his patience. He sighed seriously. “Okay,” he acknowledged, “tell me in regards to the will. ” Hardy shot again. “Say ‘please. ’” “I don’t imagine so. ” Shaking his head in disgust, Glitsky begun strolling over to the cherry cupboard the place Hardy stored his darts. Glitsky hadn’t stolen Hardy’s darts in approximately six months now, and whilst he’d are available in he’d been considering that it used to be attending to be approximately that point back. If his pal occurred to go away the room. “If you simply say ‘please,’” Hardy was once grinning commonly, “I promise I’ll inform you. ” Glitsky bought to the cupboard and unfolded the facet doorways to bare the black, yellow, pink and eco-friendly “professional” dartboard inside. Hardy’s 3 customized tungsten darts have been placing of their little holders, blue flights connected. Glitsky pulled them and with no look at Hardy walked to the dark-wood line within the gentle hardwood ground that were inset seven ft, 9 and one-quarter inches from the face of the board. Turning, he fired the 1st dart and hit a double bull’s-eye, smack within the heart of the board. He rotated back and positioned the 2 different darts on Hardy’s table. “All right,” Hardy stated. “Bull’s-eye counts as a ‘please. ’” He eyed the darts, appeared up at Glitsky. “Hanover hadn’t replaced the need. Missy wasn’t pointed out. all of the funds went to the kin. ” “How a lot? ” “Well. ” Hardy pulled his toes off the table and grabbed the darts. “It’s advanced, with the valuables and investments and numerous different liquidatable assets…” “Liquidatable. solid word,” Abe stated. “Thank you. ” Hardy used to be now round the table and status on the throw line.

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