By Sherryl Woods
Daisy Spencer's identify is on everybody's lips...How may perhaps the practical daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken within the boy stuck hot-wiring her motor vehicle? even if the boy is a modern day Huck Finn or now not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. yet for Daisy, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is simple, an break out from her personal tragic prior. she will forget about the town's nay-saying. the only crisis is...that guy. That guy is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a difficult D.C. cop who sees his unforeseen nephew as his final likelihood at redemption. quickly he is commuting to the captivating fishbowl of a city, the place every person assumes he is seduced Daisy--their most sensible Sunday-school instructor! yet to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mixture of fascinating innocence and smart-mouthed pleasure in a city that is not as sleepy because it seems to be.
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Mrs. Jackson. ” He gave her a pleading look. “Couldn’t we just keep this between us? ” “The sheriff won’t lay a hand on you,” Daisy reassured him fiercely, but she put the phone back on the table. ” At least she hoped he would. Tommy still looked skeptical. ” Daisy chuckled. “Not the way you mean. Just leave handling Tucker to me. It won’t be a problem. Besides, when you go back to school on Monday, people are going to want to know where you’re staying. ” “I thought maybe I wouldn’t go back,” he said, looking hopeful.
Maybe less, but I’m willing to give it a try. Give the woman a call. ” “Whatever,” Walker said, tucking the message into his pocket. Strangers took a back seat to the immediacy of this investigation. Two hours later, the message was still in his pocket, untouched, when the phone on his desk rang. ” an unfamiliar voice asked. ” “This is Frances Jackson. I left you a message several hours ago,” she said, a note of censure in her voice. Andy might have found her tough attitude amusing, but prissy women like this always got Walker’s back up.
He looked for a moment as if he might make some sort of defiant retort, but Daisy’s gaze never wavered, and he finally wilted under the stern scrutiny. ” When he had gone, the cat on his heels, she turned a smile on her brother. ” She patted his cheek. “Smart man. ” “I won’t have to send him. ” “Well, he can rant and rave all he wants, but it won’t work. ” Not that her declaration would stop her father from trying to interfere when he finally found out what she was up to. Despite the precautions she’d taken by warning Frances off, Daisy predicted it wouldn’t take long.