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    Five O’Clock Shadow
    Five O’Clock Shadow
    From an author described by Kirkus as ''lively, surprising'' comes Five O'Clock Shadow with its puzzler of a plot tied to colorful New Mexico. As the hot air balloon bearing the image of a clock swoops across the River Grande, Pauly Caton watches her husband of six days fall from the sky. Who is the naked child who scrambles from the gondola when it strikes a sandbar? Did she just imagine it? Why would he have been up with Randy and the pilot on the honeymoon ride she was too chicken to join? Who, in fact, was meant to die? And meant to die it was - her hastily snapped photos of the scene show a masked sharpshooter stationed high up in a tree. As Pauly tries to put her shattered life together, she discovers the lies. The first in the morgue. How else had Randy deceived her? Had he told her anything that was the truth? Were his partners in their get-rich company any more honest? Maybe she'll insist on becoming an active partner. And find out. Pauly knows she hadn't signed any of the documents the lawyer presents to her. Pauly's flamboyant Grams, the much-married carnival queen, offers her only grandchild a place to recover, a retreat on Albuquerque's west side that's home to fifty odd carnival folks complete with clowns, a handsome tattoo man - and the snakes. And then Pauly finds out she's rich - money that she swears could not have been Randy's. But where did he get it? And who was the son he apparently adopted? A trip to El Paso points her towards the truth. But will she live long enough to find it? Susan Slater reveals the same sharp offbeat plotting skills, the zest for language, and colorful scenes that marked her caper Flash Flood where ''troubles build like thunderheads over New Mexico skies.''
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    US$ 29.99

    Book Author
    Susan Slater
    Genre Crime & Thrillers , Fiction
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Poisoned Pen Press
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