A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett

By Ken Follett

Sentenced to a lifetime of distress within the Scottish coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for get away. His merely best friend: attractive high-born Lizzie Hallim, who's trapped in her personal form of hell.

In 1766, from the teeming streets of London to the infernal carry of a slave send headed for the yankee colonies to a sprawling Virginia plantation, stressed kids, separated via politics and place, are certain through their look for a spot referred to as freedom....

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I know when someone’s lying. He was flat-out lying through his teeth. There has to be a reason. ” Redwing bit at his finger and spit a speck of skin at the wastebasket. “Give me a break. ” “Aw, hell, use your imagination. How about he’s married and sees a hooker who works that block? ” Wendy leaned over, hands flat on the desk, and locked eyes with his. “The man is lying. The vehicle was there. ” She didn’t bring up her suspicions about the other missing girls and Ditto’s business. ” 50 | A L L E N W Y L E R Redwing wasn’t buying it, so she added, “Fine.

I start a discount funeral home, run specials on budget cremations. Something everyone, even a field worker, can afford. Call it Ditto’s Budget Funeral Service. Advertise on AM radio, on those stations that play geezer music. Cater to your potential customers. It’ll work. ” Leo points to the chessboard. ” vvv TWO YEARS LATER DITTO, his business up and running, read an article in the Seattle Times about a morgue worker in Los Angeles busted for selling body parts on the black market. How stupid not to have seen it.

So, DEAD RINGER | 41 before we ever set foot inside an airport, there’s a ton of paper we got to fill out. We got to notify the airline and the TSA. And for international trips like this here, we got to clear it through customs days ahead of time. Once we got all that done”—he shrugged—“we’re free to go. ” Gerhard snorted. ” For a moment Gerhard’s eyes flashed anger but quickly changed into a dead-eyed poker mask. He coughed into a fist and cleared his throat. “You got all sorts of reasons. We got to bring every little chunk of body part back home so it can be buried or cremated just as if it were whole again.

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