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Genre: Historical Fiction/Teaser
Not exactly an excerpt from FROM SILT AND ASHES
Word Count: 99
BOTHER IN LAW
Quinnon’s drunken accusations reprised like a canon in Ulrich’s head. How could Quinnon accuse his own sister of murder? No one could deny she had a fiery temper—but murder? Surely not!
Ulrich stood on the ship’s deck beside her. The moon’s reflections flickered on the waves like radiant sea creatures. A salt laden breeze ruffled his hair and chilled him through his thin shirt. Despite his raging mind, he relished the cool ocean spray on his face.
Catherine leaned her head on his shoulder. “What’s the matter, Ulrich?”
“I have to know. Did you kill your son?”