By Franklin W. Dixon
Homicide is usually a foul investment.
Frank and Joe examine the disappearance of Cyril Bayard, a shady funding counselor who's been relationship the boy's aunt Gertrude and to whom she entrusted her existence discount rates. His clerk has simply been chanced on murdered, and it feels like the bullet used to be intended for Bayard. the men stopover at his residence, yet he's long past and where is trashed.
When Aunt Gertrude is fingered because the leader suspect, the Hardy's need to act quickly. They head for new york to name on Bayard's company affiliates. yet sooner than they are aware of it, they're drawn right into a treacherous chase via an international they comprehend not anything approximately -- the darkish underside of Wall Street.
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Lloyd stood up. ” he asked. ” Lloyd thought of his mother and reached for his rifle, but couldn’t do it. * * * Lloyd ran all the way to 106th and Avalon, composing epitaphs for Famous Johnson en route. His chest was heaving and his arms and shoulders ached from holding his rifle at high port, and when he saw the neon sign proclaiming the “United African Episcopal Methodist Church” he took in last gulps of air to bring his raging heartbeat down to a low ebb; he wanted to be the very picture of armed dignity on a mission of mercy.
The other woman was laughing too, slapping her knee and freshening Linda’s glass every few minutes from the bottle on the coffee table. He was staring into the window, lost in Linda’s laughter, when he suddenly became aware that something was drastically wrong. His instinct never failed him, and just as he was about to hit on the cause of his uneasiness, he saw the two women move toward each other very slowly and in perfect synchronization kiss on the lips, first tentatively, then hungrily, knocking over the bottle of scotch as they moved into a fierce embrace.
He saw that the blood led into a huge vacant lot, pitch dark and eerily silent. Lloyd listened, willing himself to assume the ears of a highly attuned animal. Just as his eyes became accustomed to the darkness and let him pick out BLOOD ON THE MOON 29 objects in the lot, he heard it: a snapping of metal on metal, coming from the direction of a portable construction toilet. 45s, and he knew Lloyd was near. Lloyd hurled a rock at the outhouse. The door creaked open and three single shots rang out, followed by the sound of doors slamming all the way down the block.