If They Ask for a Hand, Only Give Them a Finger

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Peter Abresch, Sep 13, 2008 - Fiction - 230 pages
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When Chance Dugan found himself locked out of a public garage, with his car inside, and his wallet in the car, he accepted the invitation of a lovely policewomen, Natti Moon, to spend the night in her Georgetown apartment. What's not to like? Except it wasn't Natti Moon's apartment. And she wasn't a cop. And when he was forced to hide under a bed to keep from getting shot, he found he had a corpse for a companion. Just great. When he finally got back to the garage the next day, the body-under-the-bed had become the body-in-the-trunk-of-his-car. And the police were on their way. To save himself, he tracks down the lovely Natti Moon, really an agent with a super secret agency. Except she wasn't. And now they were both on the lam from competing government agencies who were out to do them in. And when in the confusion, one of the agencies asks him to give them a hand, he only offers them a finger.
 

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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About the author (2008)

Peter Abresch is the author of: Capitol Coven; The Faltese Malcom; If They Ask for a Hand, Only Give Them a Finger; and the Jim Dandy ELDERHOSTEL Mystery series. He is also the author of a non-fiction book on writing, Easy Reading Writing, easy reading about writing easy reading, published in August, 2001, and is the author of BookMarc, a continuing on-line newsletter on fiction writing techniques. He has also written writing columns for Futures Magazine and articles on e-publishing for Sister-In-Crime, taught fiction writing at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington Independent Writers, and Maryland Writers Association, plus various seminars in the Washington/Baltimore area. Finally, he has written a one act play, Headquarters, which was produced at the Vianney Theater in September, 05. Peter was a professional dancer in the far past, a Geodesist which took him all over the world, and a computer systems programmer before retiring from the National Weather Service. He has built three sailboats and, with his wife and five sons, hammered and nailed together a thirty-four hundred square foot house. His email address is Peter@Sidewalkbook.com

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