Antique book dealer on the Delmarva Peninsula (Eastern Shore, MD, DL) has some rare books stolen and enlists old friend to help retrieve them.
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Ugly house, he thought, pausing in the middle of the large, airy living room, eyes wandering the expansive space opening onto a view of the ocean that some would have said was "to kill for." Not that he cared. After all, the ocean was there for everyone. Anyone could sit on the beach and savor what the owner of this house enjoyed for a big price. No need for anyone to covet what the rich had at the ocean since it was all right there for free. The important things anyway.