By Ann Brashares
Summer time is a time to develop
Polly has an concept that she can't cease wondering, person who contains altering a couple of issues approximately herself. She's atmosphere her attractions on a
more glamorous existence, yet it's going to take all of her concentration. a minimum of that method she won't need to watch her pals relocating up to now ahead.
Jo is spending the summer season at her family's seashore condo, operating as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler women she'll see at highschool come September. She didn't expect a short fling with a lovable boy altering her whole summer time. Or feeling embarrassed through her center institution neighbors. and he or she didn't expect her relations in any respect. . .
Ama isn't really an outdoorsy lady. She desired to be at a tutorial camp, doing study in an air-conditioned library, incomes A's. as a substitute her summer time scholarship lands her on a desert journey jam-packed with flirting childrens, blisters, very unlikely mountain climbing trails, and a tragic loss of hair items. it's a new summer time. And a brand new sisterhood. Come develop with them.
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I know who she is. Sort of. ” Eric asked with quiet intensity. “Stubborn,” Polikartos was muttering. “Stubborn and stupid. ” “Intentionally so. It’s better not to be too specific. ” Eric let it slide. ” “Her name is Lisa Tambor. She is, or was, a model. I’m not especially certain of that. ” Polikartos smirked at him. “All kinds of names for it, my smitten-silly friend. Some would say she’s a professional companion. Others that she is an associate, others private property of some important individual or individuals who value their privacy and don’t like strangers poking into their business.
Eric shook his head. ” “Suit yourself. ” “Sure, why not,” Eric said, grateful that his friend had apparently forgotten all about the mystery woman. Conversation over pie shifted to the news of the day. Charlie didn’t mention the girl in the car again. With luck he never would. Eric had enough trouble coping with his friend’s rapid-fire small talk without having to deal with recurrent probing into his private life. As the afternoon slid by and periodic checks of his home terminal continued to show no contact with Polikartos, Eric found his mind wandering further and further from his work.
He answered. There was video, but it was poor. Illumination from the other end of the line was weak, but he could still make out the image of his investigator. “Didn’t expect to hear from you so soon,” he mumbled sleepily. “Or this late. ” Polikartos looked different somehow. Nervous, anxious, obviously very concerned about something. There was a furtive air about the man that made him look much smaller. When he replied, his tone was sharp. Not threatening, but as though the speaker suddenly feared his own words.