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Deborah Tadema

    
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Restless Honor

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Book Three of the Honor series


A Peek inside


Mitch Wilder sat in his brand new 1969 Ford F250 pickup truck across the street from his hometown diner. Icy patches covered the sidewalk. The street was slushy. He debated whether to go inside, unsure of his welcome there. An entire year had gone by since he was home. He had stayed away to let everything die down, to get better, and to let his heart heal. But yet, it hadn't. His wife was still living with his stepbrother. Mitch closed his eyes and sighed. If it was the last thing he did, he was going to lure Claire away from Tom.


Tired after the long drive from Hamilton, he wanted to relax and have a coffee, maybe one of Bob Marshall’s famous burgers. He studied the diner, new after a fire destroyed it two years ago. There were no apartments above it now, like there were. Mitch thought it was a good thing, he nearly lost a close friend in that fire. Sue lived upstairs then, Bob's wife now, number three. Mitch looked at the new window in the front. It was tinted and he couldn’t see inside. He wondered if it was safety glass. Since Bob owned the place, someone had gone through the window at least three times. Sometimes it seemed there were more brawls in the diner than in the Mansford Hotel a few blocks away.


Mitch sighed again. He leaned his elbow on the open truck window, inhaled the crisp chilly air of late March; and envisioned the last day he was there. A trucker dragged his wife inside the diner. He had found Mitch's watch in their bedroom, the one he had lost several months before. It had his name engraved in it. Now the wife, Diana Smithers, was one of Mitch's mistresses.


Constable Stan Cleary had the guy handcuffed, but the trucker managed to jump through the window. Mitch could still hear the glass shattering into a million tiny pieces. He'd sat back down while Bob and Mitch's son, Darren Hoffman, cleaned up the mess. Then Darren yelled at him and Bob threw a broom at him. He helped to clean up the glass.


Mitch remembered the look on Bob’s face when he read the back of the watch, and it still scared him. It had been a gift from his wife, Sue. “We’re just friends.” Both he and Sue had told Bob many times. But he knew Bob had his doubts. It didn’t help the situation because Bob’s second wife had chased after him like a bitch in heat. Mitch didn't like Julie, and was almost glad when they found her dead.; floating in Lake Erie. Pete Hoffman murdered her, the man who had raised Darren.


Mitch sat back when someone jumped into the passenger seat next to him. His nineteen-year-old nephew, Todd Breckenridge, grinned mischievously at him. Mitch saw how Todd's shoulders had widened. He had also lost all the baby fat on his face. Todd looked more like his mother; Mitch's sister, Nora, than he did even a year ago.


“Nice truck,” Todd looked the inside of the cab over. “Are you going inside, or are you going to sit out here all day?”


“Why aren't you in school?”


“Teacher conference.”


Mitch glanced back at the diner. “You think Bob will beat the shit out of me?” He looked back to see the boy shrug his shoulders.


“Only one way to find out.”


“C'mon.” Mitch tried to sound brave. “I’ll buy you lunch.” He reached for the door handle.


“I already ate. And I should probably warn you, Claire's in there.”


Mitch closed his eyes. “Claire,” he whispered. It took him a few seconds to compose himself and look back at Todd. “How is my wife?”


Reviews


Shawna Smith

Mitch and Claire are playing sex games while she’s living with Tom. Tom’s stalker won’t leave him alone and eventually puts Tom in the hospital. I’m glad that Tom finally finds true love. Big Joe tries to keep his son in line after he tries to rape a girl. Mitch is still juggling a bunch of women. Restless Honor is nonstop action. It kept me glued to the book. Excellent job, Deb.


Robin La Kouga

I’ve read the first three books of this series and loved all of them. It reminds me of the TV show Dallas, except the people in the books aren’t as vindictive. You never know what’s going to happen next. I recommend these books.

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