By Jessica Speart
It truly is referred to as Delta Gold -- caviar from the endangered Mississippi River paddlefish that competitors the world-renowned beluga. And now that greed has all yet decimated one billion buck Caspian Sea undefined, the Russian mafia is casting its deadly line into the land of ElvisTennessee is the purgatory the place the U.S. Fish and flora and fauna provider has consigned Rachel Porter for making hassle. Now, posing as a grimy agent at the take, she's diving right into a shark pool of hungry predators drawn by means of the smell of massive cash. yet there is extra roiling those waters than a thriving alternate within the unlawful poaching of paddlefish for his or her roe -- as Rachel's research unearths even scarier secrets...and homicide. In guarding the golden egg, Rachel has gotten in method too deep over her head. And now she's in grave chance of studying the which means of "extinct" firsthand.
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A thirty-two-story stainlesssteel pyramid rises over the Big Muddy like a prophetic Egyptian ghost. Its entrance is guarded by Ramses, but no entombed pharaohs lay sleeping within its womb. Instead, the structure hosts sporting events and rock concerts. But more than anything, Memphis is a state of mind. It’s here that the blues were spawned, and rock and roll exploded into rowdy, raucous being. Today, Memphis remains a crossroads where music, cultures, and people collide. Steeped in a restless and violent history, its soul drips with seduction and mystery, all wrapped up in the honeyed veneer of the Old South.
This isn’t bad hamburger meat we’re talking about. The fact is, there are those who claim that good caviar has special powers,” Vincent said tantalizingly. Okay. Now I really was interested. ” “Well, it’s said to work as a laxative, as well as to prevent hangovers. ” Terri piped up. I noticed Vincent’s hand slide over and give Terri’s leg a squeeze. ” Gena demanded. “That and oysters! Have you ever noticed that it’s only slimy things sliding down your throat that are supposed to get you all hot and bothered?
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Black Delta Night by Jessica Speart