By Christina Skye
A yr 2000 computing device glitch acquired her $1 million and a cowboy--and the wildest event of her existence . . .
P.R. whiz Tess O'Mara is burned out. She's trying to find a transformation. whatever wild and loopy. The yr 2000 has arrived. And that's while the difficulty starts off. a working laptop or computer glitch has deposited a million funds into her checking account. challenge is, it's a person else's cash, anyone who's keen to kill to discover it--and Tess has already spent a massive chew of it on a brand new cloth cabinet and a powder-blue Mercedes convertible. all of sudden Tess is working for her lifestyles, as quick and so far as she will be able to pass . . .
. . . until eventually she reaches the sleepy wasteland city of just about, Arizona. Sheriff Jake McCall, similar to Mel Gibson, is there to seize her as she careens into city and collapses from heatstroke in his hands. Jake's ready for anything--except the spoiled urban slicker with hassle in her wake. the very last thing he expects is to fall for her. yet as threat tracks Tess to her door, whatever unforeseen occurs that would remodel very various humans, and one dusty, dead-end city, ceaselessly . . .
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She began to go through the whole place again, empty hallways, steep stairs, at the same calm pace, as if she were far away, wandering, uncertain, with that same look, a shimmering gaze she would quickly train on others before she turned it back inward to her dreams and their smoky whorls. A strange young woman, the concierge thought again. He made an effort to hide his growing, nasty mistrust of her beneath a garrulous flow of words, providing her with information to which she wasn’t listening; he knew it and was hurt.
As the procession is about to reach the center, it passes the Palais d’Orient, a café known as Moorish, like all the others in this street, because the clientele is strictly Arab. A police officer at a nearby intersection watches. ”) Two or three groups of men rise on the terrace of the café. Silently they join the procession. One of them had recognized Youssef. The others don’t know him; he is just a modest carpenter with a very small shop near the market. Moving at the same slow pace, they follow the cortege and find an ancient gentleness in this necessary, reverential silence that accompanies the body of an old woman who died the night before (the whole town had heard the news: a shell exploded, its fragments falling in a courtyard that was too exposed; one more victim.
Lila drew a druglike enchantment from this chance wandering, as if she were on the threshold of a fruitless subterfuge. ” She’d dismiss her fear, feel her foreboding of yet another separation, but of what kind? She’d wrap herself around Ali, envelop his body the whole night long; she slept badly like this but was reassured. Afterward, even in her dreams, anxiety that Ali might suddenly vanish would overtake her; she’d wake up moaning. Ali would turn on the light, see her cheeks wet with tears. She’d smile at him and go back to sleep.