Dangerous by Jessie Keane

By Jessie Keane

Regardless of the fee, SHE might PAY IT . . .

Coronation 12 months: 1953. Fifteen-year-old Clara Dolan's global is grew to become the wrong way up following the surprise dying of her mom. struggling with to maintain what is still of her family members jointly, Clara vows to maintain her more youthful siblings, Bernadette and Harry, secure regardless of the fee. With the coming of the swinging sixties, Clara reveals herself swept up in London's darkish underworld the place the glamour of Soho's awesome nightclubs sit down in stark distinction to the terrifying gangland violence that threatens the recent existence she has labored so demanding to construct. Sinking extra into an lifestyles outlined through homicide and betrayal, Clara quickly realises that good fortune frequently comes at a really excessive expense . . .

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Lanterns were appearing on the decks of the Noah Cunningham and voices were crying out in the dark. Eliza lay sobbing in the comer, her head buried in her arms, her dark hair spilling over her white hands when Captain gunn came through the doorway holding the lantern high. Jonas Tanner leaned against the wall, breathing heavily, with the sounding-pole still in his hands. Busby's massive torso lay sprawled grotesquely in the doorway. "He's dead," said Captain Gunn, after a moment of bending over Busby's body.

Can't you do anything with that radio! I told you, she said quietly. It's not working properly. The knob is stuck. It won't shut off. And you can't make it any lower. Will went over to the ancient ten-tube console and tried to turn the jammed volume control. Friends, said the radio. Have you looked ahead for security? Do you think only of today's needs and of the present? How about those kids and your little wife? Will turned the selector knob and slapped the scratched veneered cabinet sharply.

Take me with you, Jonas I I'll marry you or anything. " He kissed her, and there was no sound then but the lapping of the river between the shore and the wharfboat. "There's nothing for you to be afraid of any more," Jonas murmured. "The Noah Cunningham leaves for Cincinnati tomorrow noon and you're coming with me. " They both heard it: the cocking of Busby's pistol in the doorway. Jonas turned and shielded Eliza behind him. "Captain Tanner," Busby said, "you have chosen--ill- advisedly I should say--to ignore my warning to you to stay away from my daughter.

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