Dead Sea (Richard Mariner) by Peter Tonkin
By Peter Tonkin
An bold ecological test plunges Richard and Robin Mariner in lethal waters . . . historical past Mariner and Greenbaum foreign have financed an ecological test to end up how quickly garbage can foul the oceans by means of shedding and monitoring a plastic bottle right into a Tokyo river. packed with lottery tickets for additional exposure – one among that could be worthy $55 million – Robin Mariner and Nic Greenbaum’s in basic terms baby, Libby, will race one another around the Pacific to work out who can succeed in the bottle first, but if it's stumbled on that it comprises the successful price tag the test unexpectedly turns into a part of a miles deadlier online game . . .
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I saw the books in Gretchen’s library, on their own shelf, with dustcovers still well intact though aged. Her mother had inscribed each one to her—“To my darling daughter”—with what I calculated to be the year Gretchen would have finished the equivalent of high school. Next to them were braille versions, which Gretchen had commissioned. The covers showed a woman with short blond hair and an exaggerated expression apparently romping through comic adventures with her social set, who, the plot summaries informed us, didn’t approve of the heroine’s ambition.
I want to thank you for all the work you’re putting into it. I knew the photos were in a state, but I didn’t realize how bad of one. ” She pushed her eyebrows together. I could tell how hard that was for her to say. ” Gretchen teared up. “It was magical, those youngest years. Not just seeing—though seeing was good, of course—but it was what I saw! Mother had such a way of creating moments. She lived a life then that was … exotic and exhilarating … hotels and airplanes…. I tagged along. Did you see the picture?
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