By Donna Andrews
While her previous buddy Karen drops by means of together with her two-year-old son, Meg Langslow reluctantly concurs to brain him for a number of hours. the following morning, whilst Karen remains to be MIA, Meg retraces her friend’s footsteps and starts off to suspect that her disappearance is associated with at the very least one critical crime. Has Karen been killed or abducted? Is she at the run? What’s the tale together with her ex-husband Jasper? The police don’t appear to care…So now it’s as much as Meg to crack the case—no small job when you think about she’s additionally facing a home jam-packed with reptilian visitors courtesy of pop and Grandpa, wondering beginning a family members of her personal with new husband Michael, and chasing after a two-year-old who doesn’t needless to say the undesirable men can be after him subsequent.
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But unless the staff needed him to come in to brainstorm for them or impress some important client, Mutant Wizards ran just fine without Rob. In fact, having Rob on site usually proved so disruptive that the staff went to great lengths to keep him away. Most of the time, he was content to live the life of a dilettante, but every so often he’d have a brief attack of guilt and vow to be more industrious. One of my unofficial jobs, as a member of the Mutant Wizards board of directors, was to detect Rob’s guilt trips in their early stages and sidetrack him into something else.
Rob looked panic-stricken. Timmy considered it. “Come with you,” he said, and settled back in his car seat. Rob breathed a sigh of relief. “So, hold down the fort,” I said to Rob. “And if Karen calls, find out where the hell she is. ” “Roger,” Rob said. As I got into the car, Timmy was amusing himself by kicking the seat in front of him and singing “Dammit! Dammit! ” I squelched the kicking and, by way of distraction, shoved in a CD Karen had left as part of Timmy’s baggage—a home-burned CD labeled “car music”—and turned on the stereo.
Jasper Walker,” Jack repeated. “Yeah, rings a bell. We interviewed him a couple of times. ” “Only by his gall in repeatedly applying for positions for which he was totally unqualified. ” “And I think he’s dragged her into some trouble. I desperately need to find out what. Could you maybe ask around, figure out what he’s up to these days—Is he still working over at the college’s data support center? If not, what happened? ” “Can do. In fact, why don’t you drop by here this afternoon—anytime after two.
Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow Mysteries) by Donna Andrews