Home of the Braised (A White House Chef Mystery)

By Julie Hyzy

With the strain of an upcoming country dinner that can make or holiday the president’s overseas coverage, White condo government chef Olivia Paras has invaluable little time to target her marriage ceremony plans—or to capture a murderer…
 
Tensions are operating excessive because the White condominium employees adjusts to a brand new leader usher and prepares for a high-stakes nation dinner, the place every thing needs to be ideal. yet because the date for the development techniques, issues move disastrously fallacious whilst the secretary of protection is located lifeless in his domestic, probably killed in the course of a break-in.
 
At an analogous time Olivia’s fiancé, Gav, is asking into the mysterious homicide of an outdated good friend. Is there a connection? regardless of a rise in safeguard following the secretary’s demise, Ollie learns the president is in drawing close threat on the dinner and needs to do every little thing in her strength to get to him—before it’s too late…

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Mr. Sargeant, your 4 o’clock appointment is the following. Are you making plans to make him wait? ” Sargeant stared up at her as if seeing her for the 1st time. “No, thanks. Ms. Paras and that i are comprehensive right here. Please inform him I’ll be with him momentarily. ” I bought up. “Thanks, Peter,” I acknowledged. “I’ll be involved. ” I walked out of his workplace, approximately bumping into Sargent’s subsequent appointment—Alec Baran. “Good afternoon, Olivia,” he stated. probably assuming—correctly—the cause of my presence in Sargeant’s place of work, he extra, “Terrible information approximately Secretary Cobault. ” “Yes, it really is. The secretary was once a beautiful guy. he'll be ignored. ” “I’m yes he by no means observed it coming,” Baran stated, solemnly. “Such a disgrace. ” As Sargeant welcomed Baran into his place of work, I questioned even if Baran knew the reality approximately Cobault’s loss of life. Sargeant had acknowledged that he and that i have been the single on employees who will be relied on with the data. Baran, as head of Kalto, didn’t rather qualify as employees. yet he didn’t really qualify as mystery provider, both. “Are you looking forward to anything? ” Margaret requested, pulling me from my musings. “Always. ” I excused myself and headed again to the kitchen. bankruptcy 20 URLICH ESCORTED ME OUT OF THE WHITE residence that night, strolling me to the Southwest Appointment Gate, the place Gav waited. the 2 males mentioned my safeguard nearly as if I wasn’t there. “You’ll see Ms. Paras domestic this night? ” Urlich requested Gav. “Absolutely,” he responded. “I’ll take over from right here. ” Urlich regarded as if he used to be approximately to salute. “Very good,” he stated, and grew to become away. while he was once out of earshot, Gav grew to become to me. “You heard approximately Secretary Cobault? ” “I did,” I acknowledged, puzzling over how a lot of what I knew i used to be allowed to percentage with Gav. As we walked to his motor vehicle, and commenced on our technique to try and locate the homeless guy we’d encountered close to the Ainsley road Ministry, it happened to me that I hadn’t ever been able to withhold details from him ahead of. the feeling of preserving fact from him felt alien and mistaken. My soreness used to be short-lived, thank goodness, whilst he additional, “Tom advised me that you just and Sargeant are modern at the info. ” Like a tremendous breath of unpolluted air, aid whooshed out of me. Gav took his eyes off the line lengthy sufficient to provide me a curious look. “You weren’t going to inform me, have been you? ” he requested. “If I didn’t already comprehend? ” I hesitated, yet replied in truth. “No, I wasn’t. ” He reached over to squeeze my hand. “That’s my woman. ” Not for the 1st time did it happen to me that we made the oddest of undefined. We either frequently handled international leaders, hotshot politicians, and knowledge now not meant for public intake. Gav and that i relied on one another thoroughly, yet we either learned that we'd sometimes come upon information that we couldn’t percentage with the opposite. extra frequently, this occurred whilst Gav was once not able to percentage with me. I acquired that; authorized and understood it, in reality. It used to be great to understand that sentiment ran either methods. “Have you heard any further?

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