Kiss: A Fred Carver Mystery by John Lutz

By John Lutz

When a consumer dies in a vehicle explosion, Orlando detective Fred Carver learns the guy won't were who he stated he was
For Bert Renway, it starts off out as an easy proposition: a fats package deal of cash to spend a number of weeks impersonating Frank Wesley, an area magnate. yet after some time Bert grows suspicious of the simple cash, and seeks assist in the form of Fred Carver, an ex–Orlando policeman became inner most investigator. Like Bert, Carver smells hassle, and concurs to aid him discover who his employers are and why they wish him to play Wesley.
Neither of them is suspicious adequate. a couple of minutes after Bert leaves, an explosion sounds within the parking lot—the new client’s automobile long gone up in a burst of flame. once they pull his physique from the wreckage, dental files establish him no longer as Bert Renway, yet as Frank Wesley. Carver doesn’t care. He’s at the case regardless of who the fellow was.

This publication gains an illustrated biography of John Lutz together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author’s own collection. 

Kiss is the third booklet within the Fred Carver Mysteries, yet you could take pleasure in analyzing the sequence in any order.

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She never drank alcohol when she was working, so she didn’t add gin, as was sometimes her practice. She didn’t even bother adding ice. After closing the refrigerator door, she stood where she was and downed half the lemonade, as if she’d been parched and hadn’t known it until she’d touched the glass to her lips. “You don’t realize what it means to grow old until you visit someplace like Sunhaven,” Carver said. Down went the rest of the lemonade. The tendons in her throat worked beneath the smooth flesh as she swallowed.

Which was . . ” Kearny looked momentarily bewildered. ” Carver was getting tired of this. ” Fear slithered like live shadow across Kearny’s aged, stubborn features. “Twenty years ago I was a truck driver and a teamsters organizer. Break the arm of a man raised his fist against me. Back then I wasn’t scared of a thing, Carver. ” “You think that’s why? ” “I don’t know. People die here all the time. That’s what we wait for here. ” He massaged his gnarled knuckles; he’d been a rough man, long ago.

And my guess would be the mayor doesn’t have any choice. You know McGregor; kinda guy collects secrets and turns them into currency of one kind or another. Listen, I was afraid if I told anyone but you what I thought, what Uncle Sam had told me, there mighta been an investigation by the Del Moray law, with McGregor having a hand in it. I wouldn’t want that. ” “Only folks who like poisonous snakes like McGregor,” Carver said. ” “Yeah, but I’m not crazy about it. Sooner or later I’ll have to deal with McGregor.

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