A Crying Shame (Jesse Watson Mysteries, Book 3)

By Ann Mullen

Jesse and Billy go back from their holiday simply to find that Claire is in a nation of panic. Her soon-to-be ex-husband, Carl, has abducted her teenagers! In Claire’s absence, he confident her mother to allow him take Benny and Carrie into city for ice cream. Minnie, surprised via his unexpected visual appeal, yet grateful that he had ultimately proven a few curiosity in his little ones, agreed to his request. He had pushed the entire approach from Washington, D. C. to determine his kids—what may possibly it almost certainly damage? but if Carl fails to come back as promised, a past due evening venture to rescue the kids ensues. Billy enlists the aid of his 3 brothers and shortly an easy plan is devised. The retrieval is pulled off and Benny and Carrie are reunited with their mom. even though, the undertaking was once now not with out problems. The dialog among Carl and Billy had turn into heated, and blows have been exchanged. Blood was once spilled. day after today, Carl turns up lacking. Is Carl lifeless, or is that this one other considered one of his useful jokes? Frank Trainum of the D.C. Police division is set to determine. With assistance from the Charlottesville Police division and the Greene County Sheriff’s workplace, an entire research starts. whereas Billy is facing the police, and while investigating an unrelated case concerning the dying of Vicki Cherry, Jesse and Claire head to D.C. in hopes of unraveling the secret of Carl’s disappearance. Their purpose is to go looking his condominium for clues, yet in its place, they realize the physique of 1 of his company affiliates. difficulty isn't really a long way at the back of as Jesse and Claire flee D.C. to avoid wasting themselves from a psychotic killer who has became her points of interest on them, and should cease at not anything!

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What an lousy sight! ” i began to cry. “You’re crying for this girl? I don’t think it. Your sister could’ve been her subsequent sufferer, and also you nonetheless have compassion for her? what's this global coming to? ” “I’m crying simply because I’m blissful it isn’t my sister who appears like she’s at death’s door. ” I became to him and requested, “Does that make me a nasty individual? ” “Of direction, now not. ” He placed his arm round my shoulders. i suppose he used to be getting ready me for what i used to be approximately to determine. I regarded back off the hill and watched as they pulled Claire from the wreckage. Her jacket used to be lined in quite a bit blood, i used to be afraid that she had misplaced a dangerous volume. My fears have been suppressed after they introduced her up the hill and that i made them cease so she might converse to me. “I’m ok, Jesse,” she stated, her voice slightly audible. She reached her hand out to the touch mine. I grabbed her hand and hung on, jogging besides the rescue staff as they carried her to the ambulance. I cried the complete means. “Don’t cry, Jesse. so much of this blood is Sherry’s. name mother. ” She allow move of my hand as they shoved the gurney into the again of the ambulance. “Where are you taking her? ” I requested one of many scientific group of workers. “I don’t wish her taken at any place close to D. C. How some distance is it to UVA? ” “It’s no longer a long way at all,” one of many men spoke back. “That’s the place we’re headed. She asked that we take her there, and we need to obey a patient’s request in the event that they seem to be capable of make that call. We’ve stabilized her, so she’ll be tremendous for the journey. Are you the sister she’s been speaking approximately? ” “Yes, i'm. ” “Would you're keen on to experience together with her? ” Detective Trainum walked up beside me and acknowledged, “If you must experience along with your sister, I’ll keep on with you in her automobile. ” “You’d do this for me? ” “Yes, i'll. I’m going to need to query her besides, so i'd in addition do it now whereas I nonetheless have using the helicopter. They’ll supply us an escort. They’ll be ready to see site visitors sooner than we do and alert us to any difficulties at the roads. ” “Thanks,” I stated as I leaned over and kissed him at the cheek. I whispered into his ear, “Don’t imagine this offers you the best to snoop via our property. ” “You’re the sort of suspicious girl! ” he stated. I pulled the automobile keys from my pocket and tossed them to him. The police helicopter lifted off a couple of seconds sooner than the ambulance became on its siren and began to continue down the line. Detective Trainum correct on our butt in Claire’s motor vehicle. in the back of him, country trooper vehicles undefined. i may see front finish of Claire’s SUV and there wasn’t a dent in it. i used to be inspired with its longevity and happy that I hadn’t smashed it to items. What a unusual factor to be considering, i presumed to myself. “You can take a seat here,” the EMT stated. He pointed to a small, cushioned seat off to the aspect. you could consult your sister, yet please don’t get in my means. ” “I won’t, sir, and thank you for letting me trip within the ambulance. ” “No problem,” he acknowledged as he went approximately his task of caring for his sufferer. “What’s your identify? ” “I’m Jesse Blackhawk. ” “Blackhawk, huh?

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