By Stuart Woods

In the latest addition to the New York Times-bestselling sequence, Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with a gorgeous girl from his earlier. . . .

Stone Barrington gets a slightly unforeseen mobilephone name from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's a lot older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has simply died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios inventory. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to symbolize her within the sale of the corporate. but if he arrives at her domestic in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, issues take a bad flip. it sort of feels lots of Hollywood's wealthy and lovely have Arrington and Centurion of their points of interest, and Stone unearths himself dragged right into a unusually lethal net of intrigue.

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Er erreichte jedoch nur einen Anrufbeantworter, der ihm mitteilte, dass die Praxis bis auf Weiteres geschlossen sei. Er legte auf, während die Stimme der Sprechstundenhilfe noch Adressen und Telefonnummern der Vertretungsärzte ansagte, und wählte die zweite Nummer auf seinem Zettel. Er musste es oft klingeln lassen, bis sich schließlich eine ältere Frauenstimme meldete. �Noor ist nicht hier«, antwortete sie einsilbig. Ihr Akzent war so stark, dass Marc Mühe hatte, sie zu verstehen. �Ich muss dringend mit ihr sprechen.

In London würde sie mit ihrer Kreditkarte zahlen müssen. Sie zog den Ausdruck ihrer Bordkarte aus der Tasche, und die Dame am Schalter winkte sie durch. An der Sicherheitskontrolle musste sie warten. Der Mann vor ihr musste nicht nur sein Jackett, sondern auch Schuhe und Gürtel ausziehen. Valerie trommelte ungeduldig mit den Fingern auf ihre Tasche. Sie selbst konnte die Kontrolle unbehelligt passieren. Ihre hochhackigen Schuhe klapperten auf dem glatten Boden, als sie an den hell erleuchteten Duty-free-Shops vorbeieilte.

Ich möchte etwas zu trinken haben«, sagte sie. Sie ließen sie allein, und sie hörte, wie sich ein Schlüssel im Schloss drehte. Valerie trat ans Fenster und starrte hinaus auf den runden, von Glasfassaden umschlossenen Innenhof, der wie die Nabe eines Rades im Zentrum des Gebäudekomplexes lag. Das leuchtende Rot des Morgens war einem grau verhangenen Himmel gewichen, leichter Nieselregen hatte eingesetzt. Sie wünschte sich, Marcs Stimme zu hören. Bei ihm zu sein. Es dauerte nicht lange, bis Mayer zurückkam.

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