By James Patterson
The wildest mystery but from "one of America's so much influential authors" (New York Times)...Working as a lifeguard at a sumptuous Florida lodge, Ned Kelly meets the lady of his goals. It feels excellent in each way-except that she's used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip-flops.So whilst Ned's cousin bargains to chop him in on a quick break-and-enter activity, Ned cannot flip it down. the danger is excessive, and the gift is even greater-$5 million. however the theft is going devastatingly mistaken. compelled to run clear of his city and the girl he is fallen in love with, Ned understands that purely distance and secrecy can keep his lifestyles. yet who's pursuing him? The FBI? Whoever sabotaged the heist? Or is all of it in some way tied in to his new love-and his oldest enemies?
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This is often lengthy past due, Ned, yet I’m sorry, son. I’m sorry for a way I’ve enable all people down. ” He clasped his give up mine. “I comprehend it’s no longer adequate to assert that. i do know it doesn’t make something correct. yet it’s all i've got. ” I felt tears burning behind my eyes. “If Dave’s up there watching,” I acknowledged, attempting to snort, “I guess he’s considering, guy, I certain could’ve used that specific little bit of knowledge a couple of days past. ” Frank grunted amusing, too. “That used to be continuously the rap on me—big principles, shit timing. yet I’ve left issues ok. to your mom. and also you, too, Ned. ” “We’re going to get this man, Pop. ” I squeezed him again. Now i used to be crying. “Yeah, son, you get him strong. ” Our eyes met in a wordless, glistening include. And Sol used to be correct. I forgave him there. For every thing. I didn’t also have to claim a observe. “I gotta cross, Pop. ” I squeezed his bony hands. “You won't see me for it slow. ” “I certainly desire now not, son,” he chuckled. “Not the place I’m going, no less than. ” He permit move of my hand. I took a step go into reverse the phone row. “Hey, Pop,” I stated, and became, my voice catching. Frank was once nonetheless status on the bars. “Tell me anything. Mom’s fur coat. the only you introduced domestic that day. It was once stolen, correct? ” He fastened on me a moment, the sunken eyes all at once hardening, like, how are you going to question me whatever like that? Then a grin creased his lips. “Course it was once stolen, child. ” I subsidized down the hall and smiled at my father for the final time. bankruptcy ninety nine THE FBI guy outfitted a cord round me. “You’ll be miked in any respect times,” Ellie stated. We have been at Sol’s, which we’d been utilizing as a type of base. “Our humans should be throughout. All you might want to do is say the note, Ned, and we’ll be in all places Dennis Stratton. ” there has been a complete crew of brokers now. Moretti’s substitute was once a thin-lipped man with slick, darkish hair and horn-rimmed glasses who was once calling the photographs. particular Agent accountable Ficke. “Here are the floor rules,” Ficke acknowledged. “First, you don’t make a movement with out Stratton. No intermediaries. You don’t increase Moretti’s identify. I don’t wish him to imagine there’s an opportunity he divulged whatever. Don’t put out of your mind, Stratton most likely by no means met Anson. He by no means met your father. Get him conversing concerning the heist for those who can. Who set it up? Ask to determine the fee. The fee is sufficient to get him. Are you as much as doing this? ” “I’m as much as it, Agent Ficke. How can we deal with the portray? ” “Here . . . test it out. ” a feminine agent introduced out a bundled, seriously taped package deal. “What’s in it? ” I requested. “A lot of hassle for you in the event that they get to open it,” Ficke answered. “So, ask to work out the cost sooner than they do. in the event that they provide you with a troublesome time, we’re coming in to get you. ” I checked out Ellie. “You’ll be there? ” “Of path I’ll be there. ” “There’ll be backup on each level,” Ficke stated. “Once you get what we want, or they open the products, we’ll holiday down the door. You’ll be ok. ” I’ll be ok. I eyed him. Like a few expendable deepest being waved out to check a minefield. pass forward, you’ll be ok. something every person within the room knew: Stratton had no purpose of letting me go away that lodge room alive.
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