By Christina Skye
A 12 months 2000 laptop glitch received her $1 million and a cowboy--and the wildest experience of her lifestyles . . .
P.R. whiz Tess O'Mara is burned out. She's searching for a metamorphosis. anything wild and loopy. The 12 months 2000 has arrived. And that's whilst the difficulty starts. a working laptop or computer glitch has deposited 1000000 cash into her checking account. challenge is, it's an individual else's cash, an individual who's prepared to kill to discover it--and Tess has already spent an enormous chew of it on a brand new dresser and a powder-blue Mercedes convertible. without warning Tess is operating for her lifestyles, as speedy and so far as she will be able to pass . . .
. . . till she reaches the sleepy wilderness city of just about, Arizona. Sheriff Jake McCall, just like Mel Gibson, is there to capture her as she careens into city and collapses from heatstroke in his fingers. Jake's ready for anything--except the spoiled urban slicker with hassle in her wake. the very last thing he expects is to fall for her. yet as hazard tracks Tess to her door, anything unforeseen occurs that would rework very various humans, and one dusty, dead-end city, perpetually . . .
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Says the Child of Calamity. 'O, come, now, Eddy,' says Jimmy, 'show up; you must a kept part of that bar'l to prove the thing by. ' 'Say, boys,' says Bill, 'less divide it up. Thar's thirteen of us. ' Ed got up mad and said they could all go to some place which he ripped out pretty savage, and then walked off aft cussing to himself, and they yelling and jeering at him, and roaring and laughing so you could hear them a mile. 'Boys, we'll split a watermelon on that,' says the Child of Calamity; and he come rummaging around in the dark amongst the shingle bundles where I was, and put his hand on me.
Now let me have a say. " I says-- '"I thought it too, when I went off watch"--we was standing six hours on and six off--"but the boys told me," I says, "that the raft didn't seem to hardly move, for the last hour," says I, "though she's a slipping along all right, now," says I. He give a kind of a groan, and says-- '"I've seed a raft act so before, along here," he says, "'pears to me the current has most quit above the head of this bend durin' the last two years," he says. 'Well, he raised up two or three times, and looked away off and around on the water.
The river was an awful solitude, then. And it is now, over most of its stretch. But at the close of the fortnight they one day came upon the footprints of men in the mud of the western bank--a Robinson Crusoe experience which carries an electric shiver with it yet, when one stumbles on it in print. They had been warned that the river Indians were as ferocious and pitiless as the river demon, and destroyed all comers without waiting for provocation; but no matter, Joliet and Marquette struck into the country to hunt up the proprietors of the tracks.