By Paul Robertson
Charles Beale lives fortunately within the shadows of Washington, D.C., as a decent rare-books broker. Or typically good. He has a streak of the gambler in him and whilst a faithful patron dies--a guy deeply attached to the Justice Department--Beale eagerly regains the man's booklet collection...and quickly reveals himself with greater than he bid on. in a single quantity, Beale discovers records incriminating a bunch of significant political figures--blackmail fabric that would have resulted in homicide. Weighing questions of justice and mercy--and with a bull's-eye on his back--Beale needs to untangle a classy knot of lethal lies and unsafe secrets and techniques.
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Charles moved aside from the computer. “I already closed out from upstairs,” Morgan said. ” “Go ahead,” Charles said. ” Morgan counted checks and cash and anything else there was and finally let himself out, taking the blue deposit bag with him, secure beneath his coat, and leaving the quiet behind. Charles watched over it protectively. A gentler tread descended, music in his ears. ” Charles said. Dorothy had on her jacket and gloves against the April evening. ” As he stood, and as Dorothy came to the last step, the lock rattled in the front door, and the door opened.
A collection of sins that, if revealed, could destroy reputations, careers--even lives. Charles soon learns he isn't the only who knows. Going to the police means ruining a multitude of lives. But staying silent puts a target on his shop, his wife--and himself. Charles must decide: Should one mistake really cost you everything? ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS Books by Paul Robertson The Heir Road to Nowhere According to Their Deeds PAUL ROBERTSON ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE HEIR ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS A NOVEL According to Their Deeds Copyright © 2009 Paul Robertson Cover design by Lookout Design, Inc.
And then they were alone. “Oh! ” “Something outside. ” In their corner, they were outside the mumble and buzz of the other diners and gymnastics of the waiters. Dorothy laid her hand on the table, free for the taking; and Charles took it, and held it. The candle flame danced. “I want to meet Karen Liu,” Charles said. ” Dorothy straightened, and looked at him. “The congresswoman? ” Dorothy adjusted to the subject, smiling and frowning, both. ” The veal had arrived. They ate. “Well, it is the best La croustade de veau braisé au Madère I’ve ever had,” Charles said.