By Philippa Gregory
Bristol in 1787 is booming, a urban the place energy beckons those that dare to take hazards. Josiah Cole, a small dockside dealer, is ready to gamble every thing to affix the massive gamers of town. yet he wishes capital and a well-connected spouse.
Marriage to Frances Scott is a at the same time handy answer. buying and selling her social contacts for Josiah's safety, Frances unearths her lifestyles and fortune depending on the good exchange of sugar, rum, and slaves.
Into her new international comes Mehuru, as soon as a clergyman within the old African state of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From contrary ends of the earth, regardless of the variation in prestige, Mehuru and Frances confront one another and their desire for romance and liberty.
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Shane, come on," he said. " Then the AFIS machine started buzzing and a printout shot into the catch tray. We had a match. Ray made a move toward the tray, but I beat him to it and grabbed the printout along with the ten card and folded them both in half. I knew, of course, that he would just run it again, but he'd have to reprint the body first. That would buy me at least a ten-minute head start. " I turned and ran out the door, taking the stairs two at a time, exploding back into the rear lobby.
I hung up the phone and looked out the window again at the North Mission Road building. It was a new, plain-looking structure that housed the morgue and all of our forensic science units. Like most municipal buildings, budget considerations had deprived it of any architectural extras. It was a shoebox with windows. I'd worked enough homicides to know pretty much how the next hour would play out. Ray Tsu would bring the corpse here, and do the preliminary death photos, prints, and dental work. Sepulveda and Figueroa would finish up at the crime scene, impound the car, and then head back to stand over the body while Ray, or the chief ME did the autopsy.
I went home. She wasn't there. " Rafie was looking over at my Acura. Bodine was still in the front seat. He had his head back, his dreads hanging over the headrest, eyes closed, zoning out. I'd stupidly left the keys in the car. Probably the only thing that was keeping Long Gone John from clouting my ride was he would have had to do it in front of ten cops. "That's Jonathan Bodine. He's a homeless guy. " "Okay, Shane. That's it, then. " "I'm serious, man. " "Gimme a little credit here. " They exchanged looks, nodded, and then both moved slowly away from the car, treading on that questionable promise like thin October ice.
A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory