By Paul Robertson
Charles Beale lives fortunately within the shadows of Washington, D.C., as a good rare-books broker. Or often decent. He has a streak of the gambler in him and while a loyal patron dies--a guy deeply attached to the Justice Department--Beale eagerly regains the man's publication collection...and quickly reveals himself with greater than he bid on. in a single quantity, Beale discovers records incriminating a number of significant political figures--blackmail fabric that may have ended in homicide. Weighing questions of justice and mercy--and with a bull's-eye on his back--Beale needs to untangle a classy knot of lethal lies and unsafe secrets and techniques.
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If you have the eye, you can look at anything and tell. I’ll go places and walk through somebody’s showroom and nothing’s real. It’s not fake, but it’s not real. And I can see it. I can see it a mile away. ” “I do know, Norman. ” “Sure you do. Why else be in the business? You’ve got the eye, Charles. You can see what’s real. ” “Maybe I even have an answer! ” “Yeah, right, he was asking who I knew at the auction and I told him all the names I knew. ” “Nope. I sure didn’t know who she was. ” “Cane?
You know, I wonder if that’s why the desk sold so high. But they wouldn’t sell it with all the blood, would they? They’d clean it off. But you have to be careful cleaning those old finishes—” “Thank you, Norman. ” AFTERNOON The return from Georgetown had been about the same as the trip to it. “Mr. Beale,” Alice said as he paused in the showroom, “there was a telephone call for you. Mrs. ” “Thank you.
Charles said. “Please,” Dorothy said, and they passed the incandescent shop windows and the curtained sitting-room windows; and where old trees reached over an even older street, and old brick sidewalks led past even older brick townhouses, they came to their own steps and front door. ” Dorothy asked when they were inside, turning on their own sitting-room lights. ” “Then I won’t go. ” Dorothy settled into a deeply plush wingback chair beside the fireplace and opened a book from the table beside it.