By Margaret Frazer
Functioning at the marriage of Sir Edmund Deneby's daughter, the participant Joliffe has one other activity to perform—as a undercover agent. As he uncovers the secrets and techniques of the Denebys' sordid heritage, it turns into transparent that this marriage ceremony party is destined to finish in tragedy.
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The newlyweds had agreed to take a trip up to Ralph’s 32 / J. A. RICKETTS cabin (now their cabin, Jennie reminded him) on South Twin Lake and planned to stay until the cold weather set in, probably early November. Rosalie and Daniel would continue to stay in the house. The restaurant business was doing well and Junior spent more time there than anywhere else. The phone rang. Daniel was sitting closest and picked up the receiver. “Hello? Oh, hey there, Junior. ” He stopped, listening intently to whatever Junior was saying.
She had only seen him once since their daughter was born and Edgar had passed on. George had come back to her when Cecilia was two. He had begged her to take their little daughter and come to New York City to live with him. But she, newly widowed and still tied emotionally to the big mansion that had been Edgar’s, couldn’t bring herself to say yes, even though she loved him as she knew he loved her. At first he would call her long-distance, to see if she had changed her mind. But she had not. However, nothing is ever written in stone, and by the early seventies, she had made up her mind that the next time he called, THE BADGER REDEMPTION / 33 she would say yes.
It didn’t bother me that the work was dangerous and dirty. I was well used to that type of thing. I’d been in the business all my life, even before I snuffed out the defector in Gander when I was little more than a teenager. San Francisco was a beautiful city and certainly warmer than New York. The position as right-hand man to Don Calabria – and maybe later as his successor – was a powerful incentive. I didn’t give them my answer right away. Something needed to be settled in my mind. I was not sure until a few days later.
A Play of Dux Moraud (Joliffe the Player, Book 2) by Margaret Frazer