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A Calculated Demise (Bonnie Pinkwater series) by Robert Spiller

By Robert Spiller

Bonnie Pinkwater returns during this moment ebook within the sequence that follows a math instructor with a knack for fixing mysteries in her small Colorado town. When the wrestling trainer is located murdered, Bonnie enlists the aid of a pupil to determine what rather happened. Suspects quickly develop into sufferers, even though, as extra individuals are killed and not more is understood concerning the culprit. Just whilst she thinks issues cannot get any worse, Bonnie's loved puppy is abducted, elevating the stakes even better. A thrilling adventure with twists round each corner, this mystery uses math and its heritage to resolve the secrets and techniques of the crime and with a bit of luck deliver one other killer to justice.

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She hated herself for doubting the boy, but her curiosity wouldn’t allow her to stop. In for a penny. ” He sat a little straighter. “Uh huh. ” She tried to make the question seem like idle conversation. Matthew squirmed uncomfortably. ” She nodded, wanting to reach through the glass and stop the boy from fidgeting. ” He raked his fingers through his hair. ” His voice rose. She was sure he was going to cry again. If Matthew was putting her on, he was doing a damn fine job of it. She tried a different tack.

Although the surname Wyatt had belonged to a half dozen, Bonnie felt certain this particular urchin hadn’t graced her classroom. Maybe the girl was just touched in the head. The wind out on the plains could do that to a person. ” 50 Before Bonnie entered Hickman’s office, she spied a tall man, maybe six one, six two, standing behind his desk, back to her, staring out a solitary window. An oval of thinning hair encircled a patch of scalp as freckled as Wyatt’s face. His blue-gray uniform sleeves were rolled up past the elbow.

She hugged herself, fiercely blinking back tears. In the distance, a red-tailed hawk screamed, then plunged like a dagger toward the snow-covered plains. It swooped low, claws extended, then rose laboriously, flapping its wings and gripping something dark in its talons. The entire episode took no more than a minute, but as she watched the bird leaving with its breakfast, Bonnie felt better. Ben had once told her the red-tailed hawk was his totem. She laughed out loud, remembering how she had told him he was full of shit.

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