A Walk Through the Fire (Sharon McCone, Book 19) by Marcia Muller

By Marcia Muller

Sharon McCone, weary of San Francisco's continual wet climate, jumps on the probability to enquire sabotage at the set of a documentary movie being shot at the island of Kauai. in response to the writings of Hawaiian pupil Elson Wellbright, the movie has incited significant controversy between a few of Wellbright's relations who aren't frightened to work out the undertaking succeed in finishing touch. Vandalism quick escalates into big-time violence, and McCone discovers an international of kinfolk secrets and techniques, drug dealing, political insurgency, and homicide during this new crime novel through one of many world's such a lot cherished secret writers.

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Standing beneath the only lamp on the street, Sherlock Holmes was smoking his pipe. Edging our way closer in the shadows and crouching there, we quickly perceived that the situation was an impossible one. As long as Holmes was planted squarely opposite the professor's front door, we could not hope to enter unobserved except by a diversion; what that diversion might be we neither of us could imagine. In low whispers we held a brief consultation. The strategy of retreating to the street behind the house and entering through the back door was raised, but several arguments militated against such a ruse.

Toby knew me and rushed forth, straining at his lead and wagging his stringy tail with ferocious energy and good will. I responded by presenting him with a lump of sugar, brought for the purpose—a regular feature of our reunions. As usual, I offered to pay Sherman in advance, and, in accordance with his own way of doing things—at least where Sherlock Holmes was concerned—he refused. "You keep him long as you need him," he insisted as he escorted me to the door, pushing a chicken aside on the way.

I responded by presenting him with a lump of sugar, brought for the purpose—a regular feature of our reunions. As usual, I offered to pay Sherman in advance, and, in accordance with his own way of doing things—at least where Sherlock Holmes was concerned—he refused. "You keep him long as you need him," he insisted as he escorted me to the door, pushing a chicken aside on the way. "We'll settle it up later. Good-bye, Toby! Here's a good doggy! Give my best to Mr. " he called out to me as I, with Toby in tow, stumbled towards the cab.

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