Friday, September 27, 2013

Rogue Phoenix Press Presents: Legacy of Murder


Legacy of Murder
K. J. Dahlen
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"I know you’re probably wondering what I’m doing here," Gabriel began. He had to pause for a moment then he continued as he laid the envelope on her desk. "I received this in the mail the other day. I’m not really sure what to do with it."

He pushed the envelope over to her then waited while she picked it up. Sable glanced at it, unable to recognize the writing. The letter was addressed to "The Honorable Gabriel Reardon."

Sable glanced over at him asking, "May I?"

He watched as she opened the envelope.

Shocked at the contents of the envelope, she pulled out a birth certificate, a photograph of a small child, and a note. Picking up the photo of the child, she looked it over carefully. The child appeared to be around four to six years old. His hair was a dark color although it was hard to tell. She couldn’t take her eyes off the child‘s face. What drew her gaze was the color of the boy’s eyes. Sable glanced at the birth certificate and quickly read the note. When she finished, she glanced at Gabriel. "Is this for real?"

"As far as I can make out it is," Gabriel said.

A sense of dread filled her as she reread the letter in the envelope. "You murdered my father. I’m here to even the score so watch your backs because you won’t see me coming until its too late. Vengeance shall be mine." The letter was signed Sam.

Sable picked up the birth certificate again and read it carefully. It said a son named Sam had been born to Abbey Larsen one year after Sable had been left for dead in the dry well. The certificate named Micah Reardon as the father of the baby. Doing some math Sable determined Sam was about twenty years old.

Nick and Max were in the office. She had forgotten Quentin and Brandi were out on another case. They would be gone for another three weeks.

"Nick," Sable called out. "We have a problem."

Maura for Coffee Time Reviews says:

"The plot is suspenseful and spine tingling by turns and never boring."

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