“The Bond That Keeps” by R.T. Lawton

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Theodore Dewey, Bail Agent, attends jewel thief Jack Niedekker in jail offering him a Gentleman's Agreement: they bond him and he gives them two valuable paintings as deposit, as well as 10% of the stolen jewelry. Reluctantly, he agrees to sign. Now all the bail agents need to do is find out where the stolen jewelry is stashed - before the police do.

The Bond That Keeps

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About the Author
R.T. Lawton is a retired federal law enforcement agent, past member of the Mystery Writers of America board of directors and two time Derringer Award nominee. With over 100 short stories in various publications, to include Blood on the Bayou (2016 Bouchercon anthology), The Mystery Box ( 2013 Mystery Writers of America anthology), Who Died in Here? anthology, Deadwood Magazine, Easyriders, Outlaw Biker, Woman's World, and 36 sold to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
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