Stories tagged new-york-city

Five Million Yen: Chapter 62

499499 views22 comments00 favs

She was wearing a robe, but her hip movement sent an ancient message.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 63

571571 views22 comments11 fav

Gringovitch sat on the big leather chair in Olivia’s suite. Before him on a coffee table were the nude sketches he’d made of her earlier that day.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 64

592592 views22 comments11 fav

Mulvihill suspected, but could not prove, that the connection to all three murders and the three men was a painting

Five Million Yen: Chapter 65

522522 views22 comments11 fav

Zoë was stunning in a designer gown so revealing and form-fitting that only static electricity could keep it on her body.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 66

617617 views11 comment11 fav

Jack Krackenthorpe, Director-General of MI-5, sat alone drinking tea in Lee Ho Fook, a third-rate Chinese restaurant in Soho a mile from his Curzon Street office.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 67

581581 views22 comments11 fav

Anatoly Gringovitch sat in the police car returning him to the Opera House.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 68

557557 views22 comments11 fav

Ben’s tactic for diverting Monique’s thoughts from the encounter with Zoë and the horrific episode in his dressing room was to dance, dance, dance.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 69

565565 views00 comments00 favs

The Gringovitch family was gathered in the lobby of the hotel. The boys sat on the floor using their packs as back supports. Francesca Gringovitch sat on a chair with the remaining luggage in front of her.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 70

563563 views22 comments11 fav

Ben left the airport and headed toward downtown Nice, his stomach was in a knot.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 71

554554 views22 comments11 fav

It was that awkward time when one didn’t know if the night’s lover wanted to see you again.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 72

773773 views55 comments22 favs

Ben considered his options in the taxi to Charles De Gaulle airport.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 73

569569 views22 comments11 fav

The pawnbroker sat behind bulletproof glass at the rear of the display area, a veritable potentate of hope and cash, exchanging expendable items for derisory cash.

Five Million Yen: Chapter 74: Coda

609609 views33 comments11 fav

It was the first warm day of a late-arriving spring. Ben was sitting in his divorce lawyer’s office on Maiden Lane in lower Manhattan.

Quitting

168168 views1111 comments55 favs

—David, I wish you would give up smoking, said Michiko watching David tamp down a pack of Camels on the back of his wrist.

Desert

580580 views22 comments11 fav

Tonight’s concert was called Desert.