By John Lescroart
Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt return
while high-grade marijuana is located on a coffee-shop supervisor murdered in San Francisco, it means that the shop's proprietor, Maya Townshend, will be in the back of greater than a caffeine repair. but if one other homicide exposes a drug-buying A-list big name and political purchasers, a tabloid-fueled controversy takes the research into the nation-states of conspiracy and canopy up.
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Extra resources for A Plague of Secrets (Dismas Hardy, Book 13)
What gets me is the stolen car. " The three boys rode back to the turnoff for their gear before dropping Chet at home and returning to their own house. They spent a quiet Sunday, their only detective work being to call headquarters, but there was no news about the Dodds or the car thieves. After breakfast Monday morning the Hardys phoned Chet and promised to meet him and the girls later in the day for a swim off the Sleuth, the Hardys' sleek motorboat. Then they rode into town, parked, and posted themselves in sight of the Excelsior Hotel.
Well, guess I'll be leaving," he said quickly, almost sprinting to the back door. But a friendly voice stopped him. "Oh, Chester"- Miss Hardy smiled-"I want to thank you for delivering my little gift to Mrs. " "Oh, I-Yes, I delivered it. I-I-" "It was an errand I shouldn't have burdened you with, but she's a lovely woman, as you could see, and I always try to send her one of my chocolate-fudge cakes. "Before you go," she continued, holding a second cake up to Chet's nose, "I insist you have a piece of Laura's delicious caramel cake.
Chet! " Aunt Gertrude observed. " He yawned. "Do feel kind of empty. But no food, thanks. " Joe asked. "Certainly not! " Chet brandished a green book with a picture of the ocean on its cover. " Joe grinned. " Chet gave his friend a black look. At that moment the mail arrived. One letter was addressed to the Hardy Boys. Joe showed the envelope to Chet. " Quickly he tore it open to find a handwritten message: Frank and Joe-Jack and I have escaped criminals. We want to give ourselves up but not before talking with you.