Reclaiming Vallarta

“Wherever one vacations, dear, there is no reason to let one’s standards down,” said Becca’s mother, sipping her wine. They were sitting on bright canvas chairs under a beach umbrella in front of their hotel in Puerto Vallarta, a tourist town sprawling within a huge bay on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The sand-proof shortwave was tuned […]

Holding Cells

“So you’re an anarchist.” Uhhh… “Is Joan your leader?” Uhhh… Derek looked at the Inspector’s shoulder. Inspector Cousins, Nat to friends or suspects when he played good cop, was unsatisfied with Derek’s answers.  Nat looked bluntly at the young man on the bench before him, sitting there in some vague and unconvincing posture of defiance. […]