Chapter Four: Smoke on the Water

What Carter had called called “the pier” was bigger than Molly expected: a park next to a large marina, with a swimming pier and a large, grassy lawn equipped with picnic tables and a covered pavilion. About thirty people were there, scattered out on towels, swimming, and loading up in boats. Molly wandered toward the water, clutching her towel to her chest like a kindergartner going to her first birthday party.

Carter Lightheart met her halfway across the lawn, a pair of life jackets slung over one shoulder.

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