By Lachlan Smith
Leo Maxwell grew up within the shadow of his older brother, Teddy, a profitable but reviled legal protection legal professional who racked up enemies as quick as he racked up acquittals. As little ones, their father was once jailed for the homicide in their mom, and Teddy used to be left to take care of Leo who attempted to emulate his older brother, even following him into the felony profession.
The are at lunch at some point while Teddy, alleged to supply the final argument of his present trial that afternoon, is shot: in public, in chilly blood, the shooter escaping with out Leo with the ability to determine him. As Teddy lies in a coma, Leo involves the belief that the hunt for his brother’s shooter falls upon him and him on my own, as his brother’s enemies weren't in simple terms the scum in the street yet embedded in the police division to boot. As he starts off to ascertain the lifetime of a brother he realizes he slightly knew, Leo quick realizes that the checklist of attainable suspects is far higher than he may have imagined.
The deeper Leo digs into Teddy’s existence, the extra questions come up: questions about Teddy and his ex-wife, questions about the heritage of the Maxwell relatives, even questions about the homicide that tore their relations aside all these years in the past. And someplace, the person that shot his brother continues to be at the unfastened, and there are numerous who may fortunately kill Leo for you to retain it that means.
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Allen asked. He stood at the gas barbecue on the rental house’s back porch. Moths ﬂuttered around the porch light. Over his navy blue ﬁsherman’s sweater and khakis Allen wore a Hail to the Chef apron they found hanging on a hook in the pantry. He was a tall, ruggedly handsome thirty-eight-year-old. Susan had fallen in love with his thick, wavy salt-and-pepper hair and pale green eyes. He had a scar on his left cheek that looked like a dimple, so it appeared as if Allen were smiling even when he wasn’t.
Say good-bye, Mattie,” she repeated. ” he called, waving at the stranger with his free hand. The man stood up, but didn’t leave the table. “Hey, listen, I’m sorry. I was just . ” Susan kept walking, pulling Mattie along. But she realized they couldn’t make a clean getaway. They had a long drive ahead, and Mattie would need to use the restroom. She bypassed the glass door exit and headed toward the alcove where there was a wooden highchair along with several orange plastic booster seats in a stack.
In so many ways, it was. She felt lucky to work at home with the part-time consulting-nurse job. Walt was a great dad, very doting. He was an engineer for Boeing, and every afternoon, when he returned home from work, he’d look after Michael so she could have a run, go to the store, or just steal some alone time. Susan remembered many an afternoon, handing the screaming baby to Walt before he even made it through the front door. Walt. If someone had ever told her she’d end up marrying a man who was follicularly challenged, she would have told them they were crazy.
Bear is Broken (Leo Maxwell Mystery, Book 1) by Lachlan Smith