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OFFICE OF THE DEAD

by

Brother/Doctor Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, IABMCP



SMASHWORDS EDITION

Copyright: Brother Bernard Seif

Chapter 1

Chill bit into the night air. Ice blue illuminated the room and washed over him like water color, making the midnight shadow on his jaw seem blacker and his eyes more hollow. He read from the computer screen out loud as he stood before it: "But if anyone leads astray one of these little ones who believes in me, he would be better off thrown in the depths of the sea with a millstone hung around his neck!@

"What in the name of God does that mean?" mumbled Detective David Gold.

"It's a quotation from the Christian Gospel," whispered a small pleasant voice from behind him. Dr. Chantal Fleur was called in on this case because she was a friend of the family and she was well aware that the detective didn't seem too comfortable with either of those facts. Her healthy looking chin-length brown hair bounced as she stepped back from Gold when he responded.

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