Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series) (Volume 1)
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Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.
you,” she said warmly. Dr. Warren cocked his head to one side and laughed. “You don’t remember me, do you?” He still held her hand in his. “Advanced Chemistry, Mrs. Thibodeaux…Christopher Warren.” Maryse studied the man again, mentally running through the entire seating chart of high school chemistry. “Holy crap! Christopher?” She stared in surprise, the image of the thin, dorky, pimply-faced adolescent rushing back to her in a flash. “I would never have recognized you.” Christopher smiled.
exploded.” She was lying. Luc knew it, but whether it was about something important or something stupid, he could only imagine. “Did you see anyone near the island?” Maryse shook her head, but Luc could tell she was holding back again. “There wasn’t anyone but me,” she said. Luc flipped open his cell phone and dialed the police. “The first thing we’re going to do is call the police. They need to get someone to look at this. Then we’re getting you to a hospital, just to be sure.” He held his
But then, she lived to be a hundred and five.” Maryse gasped. “Sixty ghosts!” She was completely unable to grasp the idea of seeing, and more importantly hearing, sixty Helenas. “How in the world did she live past a hundred with all those ghosts around? I’m ready to kill myself over one.” Luc laughed. “They weren’t all around at the same time. Hell, that would give anyone a heart attack. In fact, I think the most she ever had speaking at once was two and they were twins, so I guess it sorta
hotel room window. Good. She should stay put for a while, and if she got any foolish ideas about leaving the hotel before he returned, Mildred had promised to handcuff her to the stair railing. She’d even showed him the handcuffs, which had given him a moment of pause. He looked across the parking lot, half-expecting to see Helena strolling around like she hadn’t done anything wrong, but apparently the ghost had decided to lay low for a bit. He shook his head and walked toward his Jeep. He
Maryse’s work.” Brian narrowed his eyes. “I’ll do it, but, dude, you are gonna be in some serious shit if you don’t let this botanist thing go.” Luc stared at the shadowy figure on the monitor. “I can’t. Not just yet.” Sabine stared at Maryse in shock. “How did you find out? Everything was supposed to be confidential.” “Your file was on the medical records desk when Helena and I broke into the hospital,” Maryse said. “I’m sorry, Sabine, but I had to look. You understand, right?” Sabine