The crystal earrings she wore sparkled in the sunlight and an inner glow came into her eyes. Kyra stopped talking then, assessing her friends to see if they were open to what she had to say next. Their scrutiny was intense; they urged her to go on.
And sometimes the spirit of the Earth would bring certain matters to my attention and tell me things I needed to do. Kyra could see that her friends wanted to believe her, but that their doubt was making it difficult.
Only Janice protested, saying that she had a deadline that she was up against, so she excused herself, standing up and picking up her plate, silverware and glass, and taking it over to the window to the kitchen. The three friends often sailed together, and soon had the Seabird skipping over the water. A strong breeze moved them briskly along. The trip to one of the islands only took an hour.
As they pulled their boat up onto the shore, it was a bit of a struggle as a series of large waves started coming in just then. The island was uninhabited, and they were pleased to see that nobody had been there recently. There were plenty of shells just a few feet from the water as it was high tide. So they soon had the makings of a sea altar, and Kyra showed her friends how to lay out the shells. They each made a design so that they had three altars when they were done.
Kyra could see that they were finding out how this simple creative act could be so satisfying. The altars were remarkable in their beauty. Then Kyra led them in toning and their voices blended beautifully with the sounds of the birds darting about overhead. They were quiet then, each of them going within in a silent meditation. After a bit, they walked back to the boat together, sharing what had happened when they were meditating at their sea altars. I got a message from the Earth Spirit.
Judy looked subdued then. They got to the boat then, and headed back. The weather was roughening and clouds were moving in, so they were relieved to dock the Seabird, and made it to the car just as rain started to pour down. The sun was setting, but it was too dark from the storm to see much. They were oddly quite on the drive back.
Kyra needed her full attention for driving in the pouring rain. As they finally reached Terra Haven, the ecovillage that was their home, the rain had stopped. It was a Western food dinner that night, but it really suited them after being out on the water. As they were all pretty tired then, they bade each other good night and made their way to their separate sleeping huts. Judy was eager to share what had happened, and they sat down and drank their iced tea with lemon while she talked.
Judy said that her Great-Aunt Rose had told her the family secret, and that Kyra was going to be blown away by what it was because it was also her family secret. What are you saying? How could we be sisters? Kyra felt a flash of anger. Great-Aunt Rose told me that your mother had a wild affair as a teenager.
She got pregnant and had the baby. It was all hushed up though. They sent her away to one of those dreary homes for pregnant women, so that none of the neighbors or church members would know about it. Most of the people in the family never even knew. Great-Aunt Rose knew because they asked her for money and she paid for everything. If we were sisters, your Great-Aunt-Rose would also be my great aunt.
Great-Aunt Rose IS also your aunt. How could Judy be her sister? Judy explained further. Everyone in your adopted family went along with this. The money that Rose paid them was substantial, and they were able to make the down payment on a house with it. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.
Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again.
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She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate. New York psychologist Will Hardy had it all - a loving family, a flourishing career, a best-selling book. Until the night it all ended in a tempest of fire and ash, leaving only Will and his year-old daughter Bernadette to stand in the ruins.
The problem is that he finally doesn't know lies from truth, about what happened, about why he is running, about what's real, about himself. This one needs an overstressed call-in radio psychologist like the Titanic needed an iceberg. Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. The problem is that he finally doesn't know lies from truth, about what happened, about why he is running, about what's real, about himself. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate. Add to Wishlist.
Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades. Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a PhD in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities.
Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty - as a major crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder?
While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local. Someone is stalking the UCLA Medical Center - a depraved madman who is preying upon the staff, particularly those who are young and female. No stranger to the terrible ravages of senseless violence, E. Chief Dr. David Spier must keep the emergency room running smoothly and efficiently, even as his terrified co-workers wonder who will be the next victim.
But when the monster himself is dragged into the E. It has only just begun. Recently engaged and deeply ensconced in her third year of surgical residency in Chicago, Emily Hartford gets a shock when she is called home to Freeport, Michigan, the small town she fled a decade ago after the death of her mother.
Her estranged father, the local medical examiner, has had a massive heart attack.
At the hospital, she finds her father in near total denial of the seriousness of his condition. He insists that the best thing Emily can do to help him is to take on the autopsy of a senator's teen daughter whose sudden, unexplained death has just rocked the sleepy town. The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction.
Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are.
He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. From master mystery author John Lutz comes this collection featuring a gripping man-on-the-run novel and four of his best pieces of short fiction. In The Truth of the Matter , Lou Roebuck is a successful advertising man with all the trappings - prestige, position, a flashy car, money, and a beautiful woman on his arm.