By Cara Black
The moment Aimée Leduc research set in Paris
When Anaïs de Froissart calls Parisian inner most investigator Aimée begging for support, Aimée assumes the girl desires to rent her to do surveillance on her philandering flesh presser husband back. Aimée is simply too busy immediately to indulge her. yet Anaïs insists Aimée needs to come, that she is in difficulty and scared. Aimée tracks Anaïs down simply in time to determine a automobile bomb explode, injuring Anaïs and killing the lady she used to be with.
Anaïs can’t clarify what Aimée simply witnessed. The useless lady, Anaïs says, is Sylvie Coudray, her dishonest husband’s long-time mistress, yet she has no concept who sought after her useless, and Anaïs formally hires Aimée to examine. As she digs into Sylvie Coudray’s murky earlier, Aimée reveals that the useless girl will not be who Anaïs notion she used to be. Her Belleville local, filled with North African immigrants, should be hiding clues to Sylvie’s id. As a famous Algerian rights activist levels a starvation protest opposed to new immigration legislation, Aimée starts off to ask yourself no matter if Sylvie’s dying used to be an act of terrorism, and who else could be at probability.
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I’m ashamed I thought she wanted money. ” “Told me how sorry she felt over things escalating,” Anais said, breathing quickly. ” “That’s the term the pute used. ” Anais shook her head. She leaned back and took more deep breaths. By the time they’d reached the angle where the streets met at Jourdain, the driver had definitely lost the Twingo. But he circled the winding streets around Saint Jean Baptiste Church several times to be safe. The taxi followed the terraced streets intersected by lantern-lined wide stone stairs.
Aimee gave a thin smile. She didn’t think she looked like the domestic type. Philippe rubbed his white, fleshy thumbs together. A bland, masklike expression came over his face. ” He motioned his guests in the direction of the dining area. Philippe returned, his eyes dark. “I’ll take care of Anais,” he said, guiding her toward the back door. ” His face was flushed. “How do I know what you’re talking about? ” And he shut the door on her. In the taxi on her way back, Aimee wondered what Philippe was hiding.
She drove near the closest Metro entrance, and the car cut in front of her. Its doors popped open, and two burly men jumped out. She veered away from them at the last minute but a bearlike man obstructed the wet sidewalk. The padlocked newspaper kiosk and the Metro stairs were in front of them. Aimee scanned the intersection, registering a few cars paused at the red light and Metro entrances on the other corners. Ahead a Credit Lyonnais bank stood opposite Credit Agricole, with a gutted cafe still advertising horseracing and a FNAC Telecom store facing that.