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By Julie Smith

This is often the FOURTH publication in Edgar-winner Julie Smith’s Rebecca Schwartz series.

"A delightfully glossy sleuth." --Minneapolis Tribune

"If you have not came upon Smith but, now could be the time to do so . . . movement over, Sara Paretsky." —KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)

WHAT'S THE ETIQUETTE whilst YOUR HOSTESS IS ARRESTED FOR homicide?

San Francisco legal professional Rebecca Schwartz has celebration to ask yourself while she and her weekend hostess, Marty Whitehead, discover a physique floating within the 30-foot kelp tower on the Monterey Aquarium, and Marty's briskly dragged off to the slammer.

Rebecca speedy grasps the Emily publish solution—sign on as Marty's legal professional, attempt to continue her client's younger youngsters out of the deep finish, and by some means steer clear of drowning within the sea of lies gushing from Marty's mouth--and every body else’s. There’s loads of intrigue one of the aquarium's oceangoing primates, in addition to rumors of a pearl past price.

For Rebecca, the ocean and all its animals have continuously held an incredible appeal, yet now her realization turns to a very high-quality specimen of homo sapiens--hot marine biologist Julio Soto. As her research alternatives up velocity, she reveals she higher act speedy to maintain Julio from slumbering with the fishes he collects. Because if she doesn’t, he should be subsequent in line for the shark tank—along with Rebecca herself.

Author's note: I wrote this after i would written the 1st publication within the pass Langdon Police Procedural sequence, that is a far darker proposition than the Rebecca Schwartz books. often. yet a few readers have remarked that this one is an efficient deal darker than the 3 past titles within the sequence. It does have a few frightening scenes, yet i feel Rebecca stored her humorousness. attempt it--money again in the event you don't love it! I promise. simply write me at juleorleans@cox.net. --Thanking you prematurely in your sort indulgence--Julie Smith

"Nobody will get inside of her characters like Julie Smith." -Linda Barnes, writer of the Carlotta Carlyle series

"Smith is a proficient writer." -The Washington put up publication World

Excerpt:

“Damn!”

“What is it?”

“The lighting are off.”

The kelp wooded area used to be dark.

“The lighting fixtures are at the roof. and they have them on for evening parties,” acknowledged Marty. “I forgot they could be off. inform you what we’ll do—we’ll name the regulate room and get them grew to become on. The surge computer, too.”

We walked down the steps to the 1st flooring, the place there’s a bit gallery in entrance of the kelp wooded area. right here the ground is carpeted, and there are a number of stair-step benches the place you could sit down for those who develop into mesmerized and not able to move.

Marty left me and went to the knowledge table to take advantage of the telephone. In a second, the lighting fixtures lit the tank, as though the home lighting had long gone up on a level. a major gold garibaldi darted away, startled. A sea cucumber, spiny and, to inform you the reality, just a little revolting, had pasted itself to the some distance wall. Leopard sharks passed by, and skinny, black-tailed senoritas. A rockfish, having a look baleful, flapped its pectoral fins like wings. i used to be staring again at it, pondering if it was once attempting to make neighbors (and understanding better), while the surge computer went on.

The kelp, twenty-eight ft tall, as striking in its personal approach as a stand of redwoods, started to sway. Water swirled as though a wave had hit, that's what the surge simulates, and an item stuck within the woodland labored its approach free. It gave the look of a grey jacket, windbreaker-style, with a crimson splatter on it. one other overseas item floated gracefully towards the bottom—a woman’s excessive heel. instantly, I appeared up.

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The wound unfolded back. i suppose I seemed as unhappy as I felt. Julio should have desired to provide me whatever. or perhaps he used to be simply antsy round the “l” notice. He stated: “Everyone is aware who she’s seeing, incidentally. I don’t recognize who she thinks she’s fooling. ” “Marty? you recognize who Marty’s seeing? ” “Jim Lambert, the chairman of the board. ” “Of the aquarium? ” He nodded. “Of direction. Haven’t you figured that out approximately Marty? She loves to play the angles. ” “I imagine I’m beginning to seize on. Is Lambert married, via any probability? ” “Sure. Why do you think that that they had to satisfy in a lodge? ” “I get it. So if she lined for him to the purpose of going to penal complex, she may have fairly an facet with him. ” “I ensue to understand she wishes the activity Warren thinks he’s received. ” “Oh, correct. She yes does. and she or he appears seeing Lambert each evening. ” “She most likely even can pay the inn accounts. ” He was once smiling in that manner that made me are looking to examine his mouth till the sunlight got here up. yet this used to be no time for distractions. “Wait a minute. She acts so wronged approximately Don’s leaving her. was once she going out with Lambert first? ” “You trap on gradual, yet at the very least you capture on. to inform you the reality, Marty’s form of a legend on the aquarium. ” “You mean—um—” i used to be attempting to imagine how you can placed it. “She screws whatever in pants. ” I gasped, remembering how mad she’d gotten while i discussed Julio’s identify. “Everything other than me and some others who can outrun her. bad Ricky obtained stuck, although. ” “But—this is what she acknowledged approximately Sadie. ” He raised an eloquent eyebrow. have been you born the day gone by? it requested. He acknowledged, “Are you hungry, through any probability? ” “Starved. ” yet then I remembered what I’d meant to do. “Damn! i used to be going to move up and notice Katy’s maid. ” “I’ll take you. ” “You seem like you’re going someplace. ” “Esperanza and that i have been going to a film, yet she abandoned while Amber known as. ” I puzzled if he knew how appealing the weak regimen was once, or if he simply did it evidently. “Let me purchase you dinner,” I stated. “Something simple—pizza possibly. ” Julio made a face. “Ewww. Gross. ” “What’s fallacious with pizza? ” “It’s all ten-year-olds ever eat—especially depression ones who’ve simply jumped within the bay. I’m going to show right into a pepperoni earlier than Esperanza reaches puberty. Let’s get a few tempura—she hates jap. ” there has been whatever form of really good approximately sneaking round while the child was once long past. Turning tempura into forbidden fruit made it style two times nearly as good, the way in which definite issues had tasted in adolescence. Pizza most likely. After we’d chuffed our lust for grownup fare, we drove out to Carmel, to Katy’s extraordinary beachfront condominium with its little servant’s cottage. I felt a bit bizarre approximately this—if Yolanda didn’t but understand Katy was once lifeless, I definitely didn’t are looking to be the single to wreck the scoop, however it was once an opportunity I needed to take. because it occurred, I needn’t have nervous. the total position used to be darkish as a cave, and there has been no motor vehicle within the driveway. yet Julio was resolute our journey shouldn’t be wasted. He instructed a stroll on Katy’s gorgeous seashore. It was once foggy and a bit spooky.

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