Body Language (The Mark Manning Mysteries, Book 3) by Michael Craft

By Michael Craft

A midlife problem sends Chicago magazine reporter Mark Manning again to his Wisconsin hometown—and right into a morass of lust, lies, and deadly relations secrets

An unforeseen providence has given burned-out Chicago journalist Mark Manning the opportunity to reconnect together with his boyhood roots. With the blessing of his lover, Neil, he leaves the Windy urban to come to Dumont, Wisconsin, to take over town paper. His long-awaited relatives reunion is lower brief while his cousin Suzanne is bludgeoned to loss of life prior to Christmas dinner. sooner than she dies, she whispers anything to Manning: the identify of her son.

Was she expressing a mother’s loss of life want for the longer term welfare of her baby? Or revealing the id of her assassin? whilst Manning results in the neighborhood law’s attractions, he’s unexpectedly racing opposed to time to transparent his personal identify and smoke out a killer. with out loss of suspects, from a afflicted homophobe to a lesbian activist to a housekeeper, the clock is ticking on a narrative which may be the largest of Manning’s career—if he lives lengthy sufficient to jot down it.

Body Language is the 3rd booklet in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning sequence, which starts with Flight desires and Eye Contact.

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She had everything she needed in this little car, her escape a couple of days early, but well planned out. Pulling onto the street, she sped away, breathing heavy as she traveled through Billings, Montana. If he called her car in… If he somehow caught up to her… If… No. She wouldn’t think that way. She’d gotten away. She would stay away. He didn’t know which way she was going — he had no way of finding her. This was her car — it was a junker, a twenty-year-old Honda with more than two hundred thousand miles on the odometer, ripped upholstery and no working heater, but it was hers, debt free.

They hadn’t even made her get a food handlers card. But the job was working for her for now, allowing her to save up for her next move — though she wasn’t saving much. If she could just get through the door, get to her locker, then she’d be able to grab her Taser. She’d started leaving it in her purse just a few months ago. Up until that point, she’d carried it on her, keeping the small, but hopefully effective, device in her pocket, just in reach of her shaking fingers. This was what happened when you grew careless.

Misty screamed, and Bryson could now add a splitting headache to his list of injuries. Her voice could have shattered glass, and it was aimed right into his ear. “That’s it,” he snapped, and he moved off her so quickly that she was stunned into immobility. He didn’t wait for round two. He jerked her body up and twisted her arms behind her back. He slapped a pair of handcuffs on her. “See, you got it under control,” Axel said. He was laughing again. “I’ll remember this,” Bryson grumbled at his partner while leading the woman out of the back room.

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