Choke

By Stuart Woods

A standalone novel from Stuart Woods, the #1 New York Times bestselling writer of the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series...

Murder isn't a spectator sport.

Chuck Chandler has choked on multiple occasion—first as a professional tennis participant at Wimbledon, then as a womanizing trainer at posh tennis golf equipment round the state. Now at Key West's previous Racquet membership, Chuck will get concerned with the incorrect married woman—the attractive Clare Carras, married to an enigmatic older man—and quickly he's in excess of his head.

Enter Tommy Sculley, a retired ny murder detective who has simply joined the most important West strength, and his younger eco-friendly associate, Daryl Haynes, who seems to be smarter than he seems to be. as much as their necks in an research of a strange obvious murder, the 2 detectives slightly maintain afloat in murky waters. occasions take them from the Florida Keys to la and again, as a plot emerges that comprises not just the damaging Clare, yet a livid West Coast mob boss made up our minds to come again what's his at any cost.

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She took him lovely sturdy, or he may have had that chain of tennis golf equipment via now. ” “Does he have any associates? ” “Just me, i suppose. He’s the quiet variety. ” “Yeah. How a lot time do you spend within the clubhouse, Victor? ” “Hardly any,” Victor spoke back. “I’m out the following all day, then I head for domestic or the bars while the day’s over. Merk’s the place of work man; he’s in there all day, maintaining the books and promoting apparatus. sometimes he’ll do a lesson, if we’re shorthanded, yet in most cases he’s in there bent over a table.

He waved, catching Victor’s eye, and Victor waved again, then became his consciousness once more to the woman. Chuck was once on his moment beer while Victor seemed on the gangplank. “Yo, seasoned! ” Victor known as. “Permission to return aboard? ” “Permission granted,” Chuck spoke back. “I’ll get you a chilly one. ” Victor settled in a deck chair and permitted a lager. “Looked such as you have been doing pretty much on the uncooked Bar,” Chuck stated. “What brings you down right here? ” “You know,” Victor spoke back, “I idea i used to be doing pretty much, too, yet i assume she didn’t percentage my view of our dating.

I’ll purchase you one,” she acknowledged. She went to Carman’s table, opened a backside drawer, and extracted a bottle of untamed Turkey and glasses. “Barry didn’t drink a lot. He saved this within the wish that someday, a few lovely blonde may stroll in the following in tears and he may well whip out a bottle, like Sam Spade, and provide her a drink. ” She poured fit pictures and passed him one. “Better days,” Tommy acknowledged, elevating his glass. She raised hers and took a sip, then lower back to her chair. “Tell me whatever, Tommy,” she stated.

S. 1, yet to his shock, she became a wide shopping mall and went into an all-night grocery store. He parked on the different finish of the lot and watched the Mercedes. Twenty mins handed, then Clare got here out of the industry pushing a procuring cart encumbered with grocery luggage. plenty of groceries for one lady residing on my own, Daryl notion. She loaded the groceries into the trunk and again the cart to the shop, then obtained in and drove again towards Roosevelt. Rush hour site visitors, resembling it was once in Key West, was once starting, and he or she needed to stay up for approximately a minute prior to she might flip left throughout site visitors and onto the side road.

What am I presupposed to inform the police? ” Meg requested sullenly. “Just resolution their questions honestly. ” “What questions? ” “I’m no longer purported to rehearse you. ” “I don’t get it. ” “You don’t need to. while the police are via wondering you, I’ll clarify every little thing. ” He drove on towards Key West. He sought after within the worst technique to contact her, kiss her, yet he restricted himself. At police headquarters he requested for Tommy Sculley, and after a second Tommy seemed. “Tommy, this is often Meg Hailey,” Chuck acknowledged. “How do you do, Ms.

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