The Eight Sentences:
The Manhattan skyline glowed like bullion thanks to the sun’s rays just before dusk. Claudia Barry appreciated the spectacle from her table in the Vu Lounge of the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City. She held her martini glass up so she could observe the Freedom Tower through her drink. She liked the distorted view. It gave her ideas for a watercolor painting she planned to complete while in the northeast.
She turned to a fresh sheet of paper in her leather portfolio and wrote with her antique fountain pen.
She moved the pen with a deliberate pace. The painter’s hand moved the premium writing instrument with an assassin’s precision.
|Claudia's view of the Freedom Tower from Jersey City.|
Image credit: Etier Photography/Royal Flamingo Works, LLC
The Back Story:
Readers first met Claudia Barry in The Tourist Killer. As that book ended, she had decided to take a year off from work. The sequel, A Year Without Killing, tells what she did during that twelve month sabbatical. She did not leave her weapons at home.
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