A Cold and Lonely Place (Troy Chance, Book 2) by Sara J. Henry

By Sara J. Henry

Troy probability returns in one other riveting novel from the writer of the severely acclaimed studying to Swim

*Anthony Award nominee for most sensible Novel

Freelance author Troy likelihood is snapping photographs of the Saranac Lake iciness Carnival ice palace while the ice-cutting computer falls silent. Encased within the frozen lake is the shadowy define of a body--a guy she knows.

A lurid information tale is going viral, throwing suspicion on one in every of Troy's housemates. Troy is assigned to write down an in-depth characteristic at the useless guy, who seems to be the son of a prosperous Connecticut relations enjoying at a blue-collar existence during this Adirondack village. As Troy digs deeper into his existence and mysterious death--working along with his bereaved sister, reclusive female friend, and necessary neighbor--a string of incidents makes it transparent a person doesn't wish the research to continue.

What Troy discovers threatens to shatter the serenity of those mountain cities, and he or she needs to make a decision which relatives secrets and techniques will be uncovered, and the way a long way her personal loyalty can reac

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Roy had seen such men. Once, on an excursion special out of Denver, he had run into a "mob" of them, poor devils so depleted in capital that they had had to pool their resources. They were working in a monte swindle. The dealer was cast as the "wise guy," whom the others were determined to take. While he turned his head to argue with the two shills—holding the three cards open on his palm—the roper had drawn a small mark on the top card, winking extravagantly at Roy. " His stage whisper was ridiculously loud.

She came over to the side of the bed. Timidly, she put the palm of her hand to his forehead; let out a startled gasp. "Why, Roy, you're ice cold! What—" Light bloomed over his pillows as she switched on the table lamp. He heard another gasp. "Roy, what's the matter? " "Nothin' . " His lips barely moved. " Suddenly, he had become terribly frightened. He knew, without knowing why, that he was dying. And with the terrible fear of death was an unbearable sadness. Unbearable because there was no one who cared, no one to assuage it.

If you keep out the chicks, you keep out the hookers, and you've got a nice clean respectable place like this one, without a lot of cops hanging around. Why, if a cop comes in here now, I know he's a new man, and I tell him he'd better come back after he checks with headquarters. And he never comes back, Mr. " "I'm pleased to hear that, Mr. Simms," Roy said truthfully. " "Right. A man's got to be," Simms said. "Now, let's see. You wanted a two-room suite, say, parlor, bedroom, and bath. Fact is, we don't have much demand for suites here.

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