By Ann Maxwell
The hunt For Her Sister may well rate a girl Her existence Christy McKenna, the neatest model author in ny, concept she'd escaped her early life within the impoverished rural West. Then got here a decision for support from the single individual she couldn't refuse -- her sister, the the world over celebrated version identified simply as Jo. Jo's plea attracts Christy again to the excellent mountains and mysterious red-rock canyons of the 4 Corners nation. yet she's too past due -- Jo has disappeared. although, Christy does locate an not going best friend in outlaw archaeologist Aaron Cain, and jointly they pursue Jo and a wonderful cache of historical Indian artifacts worthy hundreds of thousands. Christy and Cain conflict at each flip, yet their antagonism quickly becomes partnership -- and blazing ardour.
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There was silence, then laughter. “ „Babe, Jo is thirty years old. We are, as they say, an item, but not of the till-death-do-us-part variety. She comes and goes as she pleases. “ „If she wants me to know where she is, she’ll be the first to tell me. Until then, you might as well whistle for the wind. “ The flat certainty in Hutton’s voice told Christy that he had tangled with Jo-Jo on that subject. And lost. “ Christy asked. “ „If – hang on, Autry, I’d better talk to him myself – Christa, I’ve got to run.
The ground had just been worked by the gardeners. It was soft and loose, cushioning Christy’s fall. She pulled herself to her feet, tripped over a sprinkler head, fell, and rolled into the decorative shrubs. The low branches of an evergreen raked over her. The prickly embrace was welcome. Christy curled beneath the branches, afraid she would hear the guards yelling after her or, worse, shooting. She prayed that the black of her clothes would blend seamlessly with the moon shadow of the thick shrubbery.
The young man who had accompanied Christy up from the guardhouse earlier that day stepped forward and patted the burglar down for weapons. „I’m just looking for the head,“ the burglar complained. When the prisoner turned to speak, Christy saw that he was Indian, darkly handsome. A scar ran from beneath his eye to the point of his chin. The cut had been deep. The right side of his face didn’t move when he spoke or smiled. „Bullshit, Johnny,“ said the senior deputy, who was holding the pistol. „Check it out, man,“ Johnny urged.
The Secret Sisters by Ann Maxwell