Geezer and the Widow

Geezer and the Widow

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Dennis Royer By DennisRoyer Completed

When a widow struggling to raise a child with Down Syndrome discovers evidence her dead husband might still be alive, she convinces a grumpy, former private detective to come out of retirement to track him down.


The last thing retired private investigator Art Presley expects during a routine visit to the supermarket is to be accused of harassing a poor, defenseless widow. Oil and water aren't supposed to mix. The same holds true for Art and his new nemesis, Natalya Henson.

During a second fateful encounter, the widow tells Art she believes her dead husband is still alive. She has the nerve to ask him to come out of retirement to help her. Not only that, but she has the audacity to expect him to help her for free!

Although Art will never admit it, he finds Natalya intriguing and decides to look into her case. Faced with a common goal, they begin a strained relationship. As Art digs into the evidence, he realizes Natalya is not such a crazy lady after all, and they eventually become friends. After working closely together to uncover the truth, their friendship evolves into something much more.

Art is faced with a devastating dilemma. How can he reconcile his growing romantic attachment to Natalya with his mission to track down her husband?

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