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DEADLY TRADE

(DEAD MEN DON'T MAKE HOUSE-CALLS) 


A DEACON BISHOP MYSTERY

Michael Paulson

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Copyright Michael Paulson 2007-2012

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Chapter 1

It was late-afternoon on a cloudy, July. I was in my office finalizing notes concerning the reuniting of a sixteen-year-old female with her bewildered father. He was delighted at my success. So much so, he vowed to chant it to the heavens. The girl was less enthusiastic. As was Ronny Platt, the musician with whom she fled. Ronny was charged with a variety of offenses, including statutory rape. All of which meant an expensive, embarrassing trial for him--along with a multitude of lies proffered to his wife.

I marked the case 'closed' but before I could file it, the office door banged open and a man stormed in.

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