The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 13: Trip to Milwaukee

I got to work, rushing to Wyla’s desk to share my vivid night terrors. “You have got to hear this!” Wyla got up from her seat and put her hand up to…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 12: Luana Barba

After setting into their hotel accommodations in downtown New Orleans, Luther and Althea took a short ferry ride from the foot of Canal Street to…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 11: Dangerous Mind

Romeo Blanco took the time on a Monday, while the restaurant was closed, to make some orders for the more specialty dishes. His office door was…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 10: There Came a Lull

As Wyla and I concentrated our efforts on researching all we could on the IndyMerck facility of Saxony, there appeared to be two weeks of no victims…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 9: Girls Talk Turkey

I met Wyla in the surgery waiting area. She must have deciphered from the wild look I had plastered on my face that I needed a stiff drink. “You…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 8: Emergency Interrupts

The farmhouse, an American saltbox-style two-story, appeared to have had a significant facelift. The light celery-green paint job with stark white…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 7: Althea’s Run

Althea Roberts, to anyone who would first lay eyes on her, was an African-American beauty possessing a high caliber of physical attributes bestowed…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 6: Rathbone Estate

What transpired next confirmed the nurse Anna’s prediction. Record temperatures of stifling heat and humidity up to 100 degrees blanketed most of the…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 5: Deep-End Dining

Despite Luther’s fiancé giving him the business of taking off on a Saturday on the auspices of an important lead, we headed for Chicago. “Boy, did…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 4: Heat Wave

Evie Fortner had a fight with her husband over her present state of pregnancy. Still light outside, she put her Nikes on and dashed out the back…