Iker Legazpi is one of my favorite colleagues, despite his sunny attitude. He must get the same underachievers, plagiarists, and grade-grubbers in his accounting classes as the rest of us have, but he never complains. He gives every student his full attention and the benefit of the doubt.
“Did you go to that Student Retention Office meeting this morning?” I asked. “I couldn’t go. I was doing late registrations.”
“Yes,” Iker said. “It was a long meeting of many hours.”
“Oh, Molly, these meetings, they are as dull as a dishwasher. Many people stood and left.”
“But you stayed until the end?”
“I did not wish to be impolite,” he said.
Iker is a saint. Not a real one, of course. You have to be dead for that.
Seven on the crew. Six seats in the canoe. Everyone wants to paddle in the big Labor Day race.
What could go wrong?
Molly investigates a mysterious paddling accident, and realizes it isn’t just business majors who cheat to get what they want. Whether it’s moving up in the college rankings, getting a seat in the big canoe race, or just looking out for themselves, some people will do whatever it takes-including murder.