Rumors of Rory Hammond's custody battle with his ex-wife meant white-hot news, a reporter's dream. To Lucy Austin, though, it also meant remembering-her gullibility and the summery Rory had seduced her before marrying his Palm Beach girlfriend.
But five years had passed. Surely it was safe to enter Hammond territory now, to interview him about his marriage, his son, his wife-and put some old ghosts to rest.
She rehearsed a million breezy opening lines, but when the time came all she could say was "Rory..."as the years fell away.