Deceptions by Lauren Maddison

By Lauren Maddison

Expertly weaving various components of political intrigue, secret, and local American folklore, Maddison takes readers on a terrifying trip from the halls of strength to the private caverns of the Navajo state.

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We’ll get your stuff and you’re coming to my house. Besides, who would let you check into a hotel? ” She allowed a wry smile to brighten her face for a moment and realized that she was too damn tired to argue. They both rose and went back into the house. They found Leon gazing intently up the broad staircase as if by sheer will he could gather evidence from the upstairs rooms without disobeying direct orders. Hearing the door open, he wheeled around, looking almost guilty. He covered his momentary embarrassment by gruffly reminding Malcolm that they would need Connor’s fingerprints for elimination.

As if answering his guest’s thoughts, Benjamin finally spoke. “I’m getting too old for this, I think. ” He refilled his brandy snifter and pressed a button on the desk. “I wish I could give you the answers to all of your questions, Malcolm. ” The door opened and Marty appeared. ” He looked once again at the somber policeman across from him. ” Malcolm felt a surge of anger, born of the frustration he always felt when the top brass started covering things up, treated him like a damn rookie, and politely told him to go away and play.

Besides, you don’t have the resources that we do. We can look farther abroad than our own back yard. ” Malcolm nodded, at a loss for words. ” This jogged something in the policeman’s brain, something he hadn’t considered much until now. ” Marty hesitated. He wasn’t entirely sure how informed the Senator’s daughter was. Benjamin correctly interpreted the hesitation and picked up the conversation. “I’ve never wanted to involve my daughter in my work, Malcolm. But there are some things of which I needed to make her aware.

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