The Fortune Hunter
by Diane Farr
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copyright 2002, 2011 by Diane Farr Golling
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Bloody hell. It hadn’t worked.
George Carstairs, Baron Rival, crumpled the letter with one fierce, spasmodic movement of his fist. He was tempted to toss the politely-worded packet of bad news in the fire. He restrained himself from that irrevocable act, however, and pitched it instead onto the battered desk half-hidden in the corner of his London flat. He would reread it later. After he had had time to think.