From Larger Than Death, Josephine's job interview with a multibillionaire takes an unexpected turn:
When I stood in front of her, Alicia Madrone motioned me into a straight-backed Mission chair a few feet away. The sharp brown eyes she turned on me seemed to come from a distracted world of pain where the healthy could not and would not want to follow.
"I've met your ex-husband when he took a portrait of me," she said in a voice that was light and very sweet, almost girlish.
Uh oh. "I didn't know Griff did portraits." When I realized my ex-husband's love affairs were a cunningly practiced obsession rather than an occasional temptation, I began to dread meeting women who introduced themselves by announcing they had known him as the next word was like as not to be "biblically."
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