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Authors: Mary Jane Clark

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When Day Breaks

BOOK: When Day Breaks
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MARY JANE CLARK
 
 
WHEN DAY BREAKS
 
 
 

For Margaret Ann Behrends,
honor student, homecoming queen, weathergirl,
talk-show host, television producer, animal lover,
communicator, humanitarian.
Happy birthday, dear sister, happy birthday to you!

 

And for all those who struggle with Fragile X syndrome,
with the persistent hope that a cure is near.

Contents
 
 

PROLOGUE

Here’s a real treasure.” The animal-shelter attendant pointed at the…

 
 

CHAPTER 1

The morning rush was on.

 

CHAPTER 2

I need this job,” whispered B.J. D’Elia.

 

CHAPTER 3

Stuart Whitaker adjusted his black-framed eyeglasses as he stared with…

 

CHAPTER 4

Traveling down the West Side Highway, Eliza stared out at…

 

CHAPTER 5

Faith stuffed the sheets into the washing machine, added detergent,…

 

CHAPTER 6

Give Boyd a call, will you please, Paige?” Eliza asked…

 

CHAPTER 7

Why was it, Boyd Irons wondered, that whenever Constance bossed…

 

CHAPTER 8

Eliza made sure to give herself enough time to get…

 

CHAPTER 9

As soon as the guests took their seats at the…

 

CHAPTER 10

Constance arrived at her country house as the sun was…

 

CHAPTER 11

The pool lights flickered and then went off, but there…

 
 

CHAPTER 12

Saturdays were busy at the Cloisters. On a hill overlooking…

 

CHAPTER 13

The little girls in red-and-white uniforms were gathered at the…

 

CHAPTER 14

The sound of the hooves as they pounded the soft…

 

CHAPTER 15

As soon as she arrived at the Broadcast Center, Eliza…

 

CHAPTER 16

By two o’clock scores of visitors had gathered in the…

 

CHAPTER 17

What’s worse? Faith wondered. Would it be worse to have…

 

CHAPTER 18

Jason Vaughan sat on his couch staring at the television…

 

CHAPTER 19

Engrossed in thoughts about what had happened to Constance, Eliza…

 

CHAPTER 20

As the Saturday-afternoon visitors were milling through the halls of…

 

CHAPTER 21

A string of vans, cars, and satellite trucks with New…

 

CHAPTER 22

Getting increasingly closer to deadline, Lauren found fault with every…

 

CHAPTER 23

The five o’clock news blared from the radio in the…

 

CHAPTER 24

B.J. waited until Lauren’s piece had been fed from the…

 

CHAPTER 25

At 6:57 P.M., during the commercial break, a medium-height, redhaired…

 

CHAPTER 26

As soon as the broadcast was over, Lauren tore down…

 

CHAPTER 27

The report on the Evening Headlines meant that it was…

 

CHAPTER 28

The kids were already fed, bathed, and in their pajamas…

 

CHAPTER 29

When the phone was answered, the sound of dogs barking…

 
 

CHAPTER 30

Eliza was still asleep when Janie came cautiously into the…

 

CHAPTER 31

Sipping a cup of coffee, Vinny Shays leaned on his…

 

CHAPTER 32

B.J. sat in his car eating a jelly doughnut and…

 

CHAPTER 33

Trying to keep the packages and newspapers balanced in his…

 

CHAPTER 34

The Hvizdak family lived in a thirteen-thousand-square-foot French ch\a226teau-style home…

 

CHAPTER 35

Once the search-engine page was on the computer screen, “URSULA…

 

CHAPTER 36

Faith stole in through the garage door, hoping she wouldn’t…

 

CHAPTER 37

The assortment of news vans and crew cars that crowded…

 

CHAPTER 38

Back at the Broadcast Center, Eliza went to her office…

 

CHAPTER 39

While the roast beef sat in the oven and got…

 

CHAPTER 40

After spending the better part of Sunday afternoon in the…

 
 

CHAPTER 41

Like more than 40 million other Americans, Eliza switched back…

 

CHAPTER 42

In, out, pull. In, out, pull.

 

CHAPTER 43

As soon as her twins were out the door and…

 

CHAPTER 44

Near the end of KEY to America, Harry Granger, with…

 

CHAPTER 45

It was early, but already the bouquets of flowers were…

 

CHAPTER 46

As she stepped into the elevator, Eliza didn’t know how…

 

CHAPTER 47

Paige was waiting when Eliza reached her office.

 

CHAPTER 48

Annabelle came into Eliza’s office and held out the report.

 

CHAPTER 49

The Great Dane lay on the examining table. Before he…

 

CHAPTER 50

The police called Constance Young’s assistant, wanting to know if…

 

CHAPTER 51

Mr. Welles? Mr. Graham Welles?”

 

CHAPTER 52

Oh, my God, you’re not going to believe this, guys,”…

 

CHAPTER 53

The detectives entered the office building of Whitaker Medieval Enterprises.

 

CHAPTER 54

Just after five o’clock, Jason pushed the buzzer and waited…

 

CHAPTER 55

The KEY Evening Headlines began precisely at 6:30 P.M. At…

 

CHAPTER 56

Watching and listening to Eliza Blake, Ursula knew what she…

 

CHAPTER 57

A microchip in the Great Dane. Who could have anticipated…

 

CHAPTER 58

It was a balmy evening, and Eliza and Mack walked…

 
 

CHAPTER 59

The heavy rain fell steadily as the taxicabs and limousines…

 

CHAPTER 60

O God of grace and glory, we remember before you…

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