This snippet is from Heart’s Embers; Lando is surprising Jeffrey with a visit. He knows some things were left unsaid on that desperate phone call.
“Excuse me, young lady, is Dr. Bayfield in?”
Marsha looked up from her work, startled. He sounded like Jeffrey.
This man certainly didn’t match his deep, vibrant voice. He looked to be in his late seventies, and his rich complexion and profile reminded her of a South Seas war chief, with edges of curling, blue-black tattoos peeking from his collar and snaking down his muscled forearms. His close cropped head was pure white, and he was smiling at her.
Of course, war chiefs didn’t wear blue jeans and a hat that looked like it had once belonged to Crocodile Dundee.
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