By Randy Wayne White
Former govt agent-turned-marine biologist document Ford reveals himself not able to take care of his neutrality whilst a conflict among Florida's activity and advertisement fishermen escalates into arson and homicide. through the writer of Sanibel apartments.
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I promise. " I said, "Well, that's not exactly why, uh . . Something's come up, you see and ... I know I said earlier that we would, uh . " the whole time wondering how a grown man could sound so stupid. Her smile began to fade. " "Sorry, can't. " The smile disappeared. "Oh. Well ... " "It's not that. " She said that in a soothing way, as if more concerned with my feelings than her own. The smile was back in place, but she had withdrawn, eyes avoiding me, casting around as we continued to talk; those green eyes reminding me of some shy small creature that had retreated to the safety of its cave, peering out.
They'd just gotten those boats, a new Parker and a Hewes. " "I don't know. Carrying it, trying to put it someplace. " "They didn't confide in me, but it's not that hard to figure out, Tomlinson. Renegade commercial guys have been vandalizing marinas up and down the coast, stealing engines, electronics. Setting boats on fire, trying to even the score. " "Revolution, man, right on. That's how it starts. " They'd been doing that, too. Tomlinson paused. " It took a moment for it to register—Darroux's last words.
There's no such thing as coincidence. I ended up with Jimmy Darroux for a reason. At first, I thought it was to heal him. " I wondered if Tomlinson would admit it. "Well... his dying sort of put the nix on the whole approach. " "Look, that guy ... his bomb, he could have killed one of the guides. " "He was a human being, man. I'm not here to judge him. And I'm not saying the vibes weren't bad. There was a darkness in him, I sensed that, but let's face it: he'd just gotten blown up. A thing like that will definitely darken the mood ring.