There’s someone new in Big Bay

There is someone new in Big Bay. HER name is Moses.

I was hard at work on the fourth book in my Big Bay series when Moses made an appearance in Chapter 34.

Here’s an exclusive sneak peak at that chapter:

“My name is Moses.”

Timothy turned from the chili pot, looking at a dark skinned young lady with blue eyes, her arm out stretched, speaking with a Caribbean accent.

Timothy grinned and shook her hand.

“Never met a Moses before today. What’s your last name, Moses?”

“Just Moses. The parish priest found me in a wicker basket on the church steps and named me Moses before the nuns told him a was a baby girl. The name stuck.”

“Where you from?”

“Guadeloupe . . . Jen at your city’s Cuban restaurant doesn’t need help. . . she’s all set, says your cook, Dorothy, left with Fidel Castro to Cuba and all you serve now is chili and hot dogs and popcorn. She said you could use plenty of help.”

“Dora, her name is Dora. She married Fidel four years ago. This place hasn’t been quite the same since she left.”

“Oh.”

“You cook? ”

“I be a really good cook. Do you like Caribbean and French?”

“We’re a little simpler, Moses. Burgers and soups. . . and the guys love cinnamon rolls for breakfast.”

“I make the best breakfast rolls!”

Moses’ eyes twinkled with excitement.

“I can make cinnamon nut rolls, apple croissants, chocolate almond croissants, coconut raspberry croissants pear almond croissants . . . ”

She took a breath.

Timothy grinned.

‘. . . and I make hot roast beef baguettes and grilled ham and cheese. . . and key lime coconut crepes for your desserts.

Timothy bent down to her level whispering, “You a citizen of the United states, or have a green card?’

“No mister.”

I hope you enjoyed meeting Moses as much as I did.

Be sure to mark October 15 on your calendar. That’s the launch party at Horizon Books for my new book.

Richard Alan Hall

Richard Alan Hall’s career spanned 42 years in emergency and critical career. He is now an author, at the chronic insistence of his wife Debra. Writing “REMARKABLE” was a thrilling experience.