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Bourbon On The Rocks #1

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I stood at the precipice staring down to the craggy surface below that Milton Dunn had made his final resting place. He lived his life on the edge; a tightrope walker without a net that had now lost his balance and wound up a soggy jigsaw puzzle with pieces disappearing into the Pacific Ocean along with his spilt life's blood.

How did he end up this way? It's a long story, but like with any complicated tale, a dame was at the heart of it.

Oh, and one other person integral to this grimy story:

Me. Jake Randolph, private investigator...

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    Well, here it is. Story #4 in the Jake Randolph saga. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I do writing them.

    I jumped back to the late 40's for this one because I really wanted to recapture the Noir feeling the first story had.

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    O-kaaaaayyyyyyyyyy, wait a minute. Coffee? Check. Biscuits? Check. Seat-belt? Check. All buckled up and ready to go. Hiya, Jake, good to see you again.
    Let's go!!

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Drew.

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    Welcome back Jake. I’m also strapped in for a roller-coaster ride and have taken my travel sickness pills. A very well-crafted setup Christopher. My breath is suitably baited, ready for the onslaught!🤭

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Neville. I'm still writing this one, so even I'm not sure how it's going to turn out yet. I'm just as curious as everyone else! This is yet another Jake Randolph story that has taken a life of its own and seems to be writing itself.

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    And amen to that!

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    Frenchie about 3 years ago

    Aha, ''Cherchez la femme'', was we say... I wonder who the dame was and what s he did but then again, it is why I'll carry on reading....

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    Thanks for reading, Frenchie.

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    Frenchie about 3 years ago

    You are welcome and ooops, a typo. I thought I corrected it but maybe I did not press the ''add comment''. I meant, ''as we say'', not ''was we say'' **rolling eyes to ceiling**

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    Haha. It's okay. I knew what you meant.

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    Jamie Clapperton about 3 years ago

    Cue the theme tune...

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    It’s yet another of Christopher’s great stories Elle. You should enjoy playing catch-up!

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Elle and Neville.

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