By Ellen Byerrum
Style reporter Lacey Smithsonian is traveling a failing velvet manufacturing facility in Virginia on its ultimate day of operations-and unearths one of many manufacturing unit vendors lifeless, lashed to a spool of velvet and soaked in blue dye. the staff are thrilled, considering that they blamed the "Blue satan" for killing their jobs.
but if one other nickname, the "Velvet Avenger", makes the rounds, and ribbons of blue velvet begin stoning up, it may be greater than Lacey's activity at stake-it can be her life...
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Nonetheless, he craved the legitimacy of a true information association, one with phrases in print on genuine paper. Damon knew he might by no means holiday into The Washington put up, so he had set his attractions at the Eye road Observer. He dogged Lacey’s tracks, following her tales and giving them his personal cracked twist, discovering a conspiracy at the back of each bush, round each nook, and beneath each mattress. He drove her nuts. “I comprehend the 2 of you're close,” Blythe acknowledged. “You’ve damaged a few monstrous tales jointly. ” Lacey choked on her margarita and Vic slapped her at the again. jointly? “Not exactly,” Lacey acknowledged while she stopped choking. That’s how Damon desires it to seem. “Most newshounds are filled with crap,” Hank Richards stated. “Couldn’t inform their ass from their—Well, you recognize. yet I almost like that DeadFed factor. almost like the nationwide Enquirer, yet with out the entire big name vitamin crap. ” Lacey did a psychological eye roll, yet attempted to not convey what she considered Damon in entrance of those it sounds as if rabid enthusiasts. “If it wasn’t for individuals like him and DeadFed, we wouldn’t be aware of half what’s taking place during this country,” Sykes stated. “He’s like a frigging gentle within the desert. ” What approximately my gentle? My tales? “I has to be in another universe,” Lacey stated below her breath to Vic. “Just like being again in Sagebrush, Lacey, the place the natives are all friendlylike,” Vic murmured. He rotated to conceal his smile and wave over a waiter for an order of nachos and a few fajitas. Lacey slightly heard her mobile phone in the course of the noise and the track. She excused herself from the desk to reply to it. “If that’s Damon at the mobile, y’all say hello for us,” Sykes hollered after her. “Will do. ” Lacey sneaked a height on the quantity. It used to be from the paper, now not Damon. She went into the restaurant’s lobby and spoke back. “Hello? ” “What are we going to do with you, Lois Lane? ” It was once Tony Trujillo, The Eye’s police reporter. “Hi, Tony. What’s up? ” “You inform me. you allow city, discover a physique, and also you don’t even tip me off? Where’s the affection? ” He sounded a section frustrated. Lacey was once and part hours clear of D. C. , so he couldn’t with no trouble horn in on her tale. She allowed herself a small smile at Trujillo’s fee. “You talked to Mac. He remembered me. How great. ” “He says we should tag you with a GPS simply to maintain song of you. and perhaps successful counter for the our bodies. ” “You’re hilarious, Tony. ” “Is Clark Kent there? Sorry. I suggest Superman. ” “Vic is right here. ” She appeared over at Vic, who was once supporting himself to a few tortilla chips. A waiter glided by with a tray of fajita platters. The aroma made her abdominal growl. “Mac says the useless man was once blue. Like particularly blue, dyed blue. That for genuine? ” “It’s for actual. The corpse was once tied to a big spool of velvet and stashed in a bath of dye. ” “That’s what Mac positioned out on the net. ” “The deceased used to be additionally the fellow i used to be purported to interview. ” “Whoa, that’s weird,” Trujillo stated. “Either manner, he gave you a narrative. So, a criminal offense of favor? ” She may perhaps pay attention the smirk in his voice. “Seems like possibly you would like backup.