Young Donald Lawson was familiar with the poem "A Ballade of Suicide"...yet now his body hung dead on a crag. Murder or suicide, Manville Moon was already on the case, as bodyguard to Don's beautiful sister, Grace. For Grace's life was threatened, too. And to protect it Moon found himself crossing fists and guns with hired killers, and fencing desperately with Grace's friends, family, and fiancé, anyone of whom might have wanted to kill her.
“Are you just going to stand there,” Sharon asked the vice cop, “or do you want to join in the game?” It was in the line of duty, Matt kept telling himself as he played at love with the wild teenager. Just enough to gain her confidence - and an invitation to the orgies at the big house. But in the end, Matt was far more deeply involved with Sharon than a cop had any right to be. When the wild party began, it was too late to prevent a murder. And the vice cop was marked for victim number two.
It was just Manny Moon's luck - or misfortune - that he decided to dine at El Patio the evening the Lieutenant Governor was shot.
©1953 Richard Deming, Registration Renewed 1981 (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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