The Secret Sister by Elizabeth Lowell
By Elizabeth Lowell
The hunt For Her Sister may well rate a girl Her lifestyles Christy McKenna, the neatest model author in long island, suggestion she'd escaped her youth within the impoverished rural West. Then got here a choice for support from the single individual she couldn't refuse—her sister, the across the world celebrated version recognized in basic terms as Jo. Jo's plea attracts Christy again to the great mountains and mysterious red-rock canyons of the 4 Corners state. yet she's too late—Jo has disappeared. despite the fact that, Christy does locate an not likely best friend in outlaw archaeologist Aaron Cain, and jointly they pursue Jo and a superb cache of historic Indian artifacts worthy hundreds of thousands. Christy and Cain conflict at each flip, yet their antagonism quickly becomes partnership—and blazing ardour.
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The deputy shot a fast, rather disbelieving glance at Christy. “Yeah,” he said to the phone. ” He listened some more. “Yes. Yes, sir. ” Sanders hung up, stuck his head out of the shack, and whistled shrilly through his teeth. “Yo! Hammond! ” A younger deputy trotted into the sunlight. “Sorry about that, Miss McKenna,” Sanders said to her. “Nobody ever tells us anything down here. ” “Deputy Hammond will show you the way. If you have any luggage, Hammond will take care of it. Mr. ” Not only security, but gofer too.
Trust Nick to be curious about the money rather than the emotions. ” “I don’t know. She refused to talk to me and never answered my letters. ” “No surprise there. A face and a body like hers come along once in a century. ” “No. ” “Good question. I don’t have an answer. ” She showed her ID and e-ticket to a guard, leaving Nick standing on the other side of the security line. She didn’t look back. } Chapter 4 } Colorado Saturday morning C hristy sat on the edge of her hotel bed and waited while the desk clerk checked for messages.
Christy stopped at the end of the security line. Nick pulled her stiff body closer and kissed her forehead. “I’m tired and jet-lagged and I want a home to go home to. ” Guilt snaked through her. She liked Nick, had even thought she might love him, but she no longer believed they had a future together. It wasn’t simply the broken promise or his eighty-hour weeks and long absences overseas. It was something more. Something fundamental that no amount of talking would overcome. He just wasn’t . .