By Elizabeth Lowell
Former U.S. Senator Quintrell is lifeless. His son, New Mexico's governor, is getting ready his run for the top political place of work within the land. And darkish relations secrets and techniques are approximately to blow up with the devastating strength of a Southwestern earthquake. An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" may perhaps to their Taos compound to collect a checklist of the illustrious relations. yet digging into the previous is elevating troubling questions on a would-be president's deepest lifestyles . . . and the grisly highway crime that left his drug-addicted sister lifeless. As a depressing international of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up earlier than Carly, there is not any one whom she dares belief -- might be least of all Dan Duran, a deadly, haunted enigma who is tied to the Quintrells' background. yet she is going to want an best friend to outlive the bad mysteries a father carried to the grave -- simply because following the bloodlines of the robust could be a bloody enterprise. and a few useless secrets and techniques can kill.
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He held up two ﬁngers. Two minutes. Dan set the box of doughnuts on the desk, poured himself a mug of the black sludge Gus called coffee, and looked over the framed front pages in the editor’s ofﬁce. Except for those chronicling the Senator’s career, and that of his son the governor, most of the biggest headlines A LWAY S T I M E T O D I E 31 were more than a century old. In Taos, not much in the way of banner headlines happened from year to year. The printing presses had arrived in the 1830s, and the Spanish newspaper that ultimately became known as the Taos Morning Record began.
She stopped when she felt the strength of his ﬁngers gripping her arm. ” she said. ” Instead of the uneven wooden ﬂoor nearly all the old, single-story buildings had, this doorway opened abruptly onto a rickety cellar door set right in the ﬂoor. A tarp covered the door to keep in the heat of the room below. Dan ﬂipped the tarp aside and turned on a switch. Carly’s eyes widened as she looked at the ancient door. The holes between the slats were big enough for her to step right through. Dan might not be the most outgoing man she’d ever met, but he’d kept her from a nasty fall.
May, I’m Gus Salvador. Don’t mind Dan. ” Carly looked from Gus to Dan and back again. “Pleased to meet you, Mr. ” She smiled. “Gus. Miss Winifred isn’t feeling well today, so she sent me here to search through the morgue for clippings on the Quintrell and Castillo families. ” “Sure,” Gus said. ” she asked. Gus laughed. ” “It’s our standard archive method. Actually, a lot of the info is in searchable computer ﬁles, thanks to Dan. ” She glanced warily at the man leaning against the wall. Although he appeared to be relaxed, she sensed he wasn’t.
Always Time to Die: A Novel by Elizabeth Lowell