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House of Fallen Trees by Gina Ranalli

By Gina Ranalli

"Two males have the carcass." those phrases, heard over a crackling phone line, switch author Karen Lewis's lifestyles for the more serious. Months prior, her brother went lacking within the small rural city of Fallen timber, Washington. And now she reveals out he willed his 1/2 a weird and wonderful mattress and breakfast to her. "Two males have the carcass." is that this ominous word adequate to attract her into the secret of Fallen bushes? Is the reply to her brother's disappearance situated there? Or is it only a seize, anything designed to attract her right into a nightmare global and holiday her sanity? What horror awaits Karen in the home of Fallen bushes?

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Outside the men’s room, the small blond woman waited with a drawn snub-nosed revolver, the helmeted forcer keeping back a crowd, his fists clenching his ray blaster. Bum’s eyes found Blo in the growing throng—had he betrayed him, the traitor? No, they had his records, he remembered. ” the woman growled huskily at the crowd. The forcer shoved a man’s chest with the length of his machine-gun. “Stop here, Mr. Junket,” said the goateed agent. ” “Go to your knees. ” Bum sank to his knees, shaking, laced his fingers on his head without having been asked, expecting his wrists to be cuffed.

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