By Cleo Coyle
While an outdated good friend of her ex-husband develops the world's first botanically decaffeinated espresso bean and smuggles it into the rustic, Clare Cosi, supervisor of Village mixture, believes it is a company chance she must investigate...at least till the 1st useless physique exhibits up.
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The top of his head came dead even with Matt’s. The two could have been brothers, I mused, with their perpetual tans, short-cropped raven hair, and womanizing ways. Then Ric swayed in place. The man was obviously still woozy from the blow to his head. Matt offered an arm. “Take it easy,” he said as he helped his friend negotiate the close-quartered sea of cafe tables. As usual, our sparse gathering of patrons, barely looked up from their seats. Mike Quinn, on the other hand, tracked the two zigzagging males as if he were a ﬁxed bird of prey.
Mike drank more latte. ” “I made a deal with Matt. He agreed to take Ric to St. ” “Meaning me? ” “Listen,” I leaned on the coffee bar, closing the distance between us. ” “Aw, Clare . . ” The detective put down his nearly empty latte glass. ” I shook my head. “I’ve had voices mechanically distorted in extortion cases, but never a street mugger. ” Mike’s lips twitched. ” “If the mugger didn’t want his or her voice recognized, then Ric might have recognized it, right? ” “Or . ” “Ric’s in town for the ICGE—it’s an international trade show for the coffee industry.
Matt paused, his tone softening, his eyes holding mine. “You know, no matter what, I’d do anything for her . . ” I looked away. “You’re trying to change the subject. You’re using Joy to make me back off of Ric—” “I’m trying to make a point that Joy’s an adult now. It’s natural for her to want some privacy. ” Matt turned, ready to walk. I grabbed a handful of cash mere sweater. “Wait,” I said. “I can help you. ” Matt smoothed the wrinkles I’d made. “For one thing because Ric hasn’t seen you in ten years.