By Betty Hechtman
Molly and her Tarzana Hookers needs to untangle a twisted yarn...
Molly's been passed the reins for this year's inventive retreat-an exhilarating weekend out at the Monterey Peninsula, entire with crochet sessions. regrettably for one instructor, although, the breathtaking surroundings is the place she'll take her final breath. Now Molly must discover a new teacher, and, if she will squeeze it in, resolve this murder-with the aid of her buddies from the Tarzana Hookers.
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Fine,” said Jaywalker. “I’ll set it up as soon as I can. ” His broad smile completely trumped his father’s hesitancy, and with it, Jaywalker’s Bronx Justice 53 own doubts. Once again, it was as though the case was shadowed by a giant overhead pendulum, which would swing one moment in the direction of guilt and the next moment back to innocence. In a year and half of private practice, and in two before that with Legal Aid, Jaywalker had never had a client take a polygraph examination. There was a reason for that.
35 36 Joseph Teller And that was only page one. The indictment went on to charge Darren with additional counts of first-degree sod omy, sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, assault against two of the victims, and criminal possession of a weapon—a knife—on each occasion. In all, there were twenty-three separate crimes charged. The only pieces of good news, if they could be called that, were that from the original five victims, it seemed now they were down to four who were willing to testify, and of those only two had apparently been actually raped; the other two counts were of attempted rape.
They took care of their children. From modest salaries, they somehow saved enough to buy a home. They didn’t seem to drink, use drugs, gamble, curse, get angry or do any of the other things that used to get so many of Jaywalker’s Legal Aid clients into trouble so often. In many ways, the Kingstons epitomized that most overworked of all clichés, the American Dream. They lived honest, hardworking and productive lives, day in and day out. They didn’t look to others to take care of them; they took care of themselves, and of each other.