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By Beverly Barton

From the again conceal: whilst a surprising scandal exposes southern secrets... because the blazing warmth of summer time provides option to sultry September, a shroud of suspicion settles over the Noble's Crossing, a sleepy Alabama city. not anything is because it turns out- and not might be back. Lane Noble Graham stands accused of murdering her ex-husband...and the only guy who may help, Johnny Mack Cahill vowed by no means go back to town that scorned him...or the lady whose love he knew he did not deserve!

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Buddy Lawler. "Why didn't Lillie Mae tell me about Will? " "I have no idea why she didn't tell you about Will or why she never told me that she knew where you were. But I assume Lillie Mae did what she thought was best for Will, just as I did. When you left, you swore you'd never come back. You washed your hands of Noble's Crossing and everyone in it. We got along just fine without you. " "But you need me now, don't you? " Johnny Mack gripped Lane's chin between his thumb and forefinger. "Do you hear me?

Did you know that? Yeah, I saw them with my own two eyes. " "Mama doesn't know I saw them, but Johnny Mack knows. " Kent had grabbed Buddy's shirtfront and glared wild-eyed at him. "Now he's after Lane. I won't let him have her. She's mine. She's always been mine. " "Lane isn't the sort of girl who'd-" "He's been sniffing around Mary Martha, too," Kent had said, knowing full well how Buddy felt about his sister. " The very thought that anyone would take advantage of his precious Mary Martha had outraged Buddy, just as Kent had known it would.

That would be me, old friend. So, how about filling me in on some details? " "Neither did I," Johnny Mack admitted. "I'll fill you in on the details later. By the way, when you do come to Noble's Crossing, you'll find me at the Four Way. " Buddy stretched out on the cot in the back of his office at the police station and laid the computer printout on his chest. He had removed his holster and loosened the top buttons on his shirt hours ago, after he'd read over the printout of Johnny Mack Cahill's police record from fifteen years ago, when he had been arrested for vagrancy in Houston, Texas.

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