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Kenzie glanced around the room then leaned down, putting her lips only inches from Camri's ear. "I can open it."
Camri straightened. "How?"
"Well, you know how I helped in my father's store? A boy there taught me how to unlock doors without a key."
"You mean you can pick a lock?" Camri asked in a hush.
She nodded. "I can."
Camri jumped to her feet. "Then come quickly and open the door!"
They made their way to the office door. Kenzie glanced around once again, then quickly went to work on the lock with two hairpins. It took only a few seconds.
"There," she said, stepping back as the door swung open.
Camri stared into the office in disbelief. The room had been ransacked. Papers were strewn everywhere, and some of the furniture had been overturned. Books had been torn from the shelves and left in heaps on the floor.
Behind her, Mrs. Wong gasped. Camri hadn't heard the older woman join them, but it was obvious that Mrs. Wong was just as surprised at the chaos.
"Mr. Caleb did not do this."
"No, I don't imagine he did." Camri turned back to look again at the disorder. "Now we just need to figure out who did. And why."|Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.
From the Back Cover
Camrianne Coulter's brother Caleb is a successful San Francisco attorney. But when three months go by without a word from the usually communicative Caleb, Camri boards a train to the booming West Coast city to find out for herself why he hasn't written. When she arrives at his home, nobody seems to know where he is, or what has become of him.
Camri's search for her brother leads her deep into the political corruption of the city--and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, who Caleb successfully defended from a false murder charge. Getting to know this handsome Irish contractor challenges all of Camri's privileged beliefs, but Patrick is unshakably loyal to her brother, and he seems to know more about what happened to Caleb than anyone else. As the two edge closer to the truth behind Caleb's disappearance, they risk angering the powerful forces that control the city. Can Camri trust Patrick to protect her from the dangers that lie hidden in San Francisco's backstreets?
"Mystery and suspense saturate the pages of this historical romance. Readers will relate to the authentic characters as themes of faith are woven throughout their story. . . . In this first installment of her new historical romance series, Golden Gate Secrets, Peterson brings together diverse personalities from different social and economic classes, creates an immersive experience and subtly sets the groundwork for future stories."--RT Book Reviews
"This novel is a powerful and historical jump into the seediness that was the Barbary Coast and the amazing ways God works in the lives of His sheep for the greater good."--Christian Market
"Peterson launches the first volume in a new historical series that offers both an action-packed romantic adventure and a spiritual journey as the protagonists seek answers to their questions. Bound to attract fans of the author's Heart of the Frontier series and readers desiring an uplifting, scripture-based novel in which faith and prayer are key elements in the development of both the plot and the characters."--Library Journal