By Simon Wood
Josh Michaels isn’t sought after useless or alive—just lifeless. That truth turns into shockingly transparent while a stranger runs his vehicle off the line. rather than a aiding hand, the guy supplies Josh a “thumbs down” and abandons him to what's in all likelihood a watery grave. fortunately, Josh cheats death…this time. but if extra harrowing “accidents” threaten his lifestyles, it’s transparent he’s a marked guy.
Are his prior blunders coming again to chunk him? Or is anything extra sinister afoot? and the way can he persuade his kin, associates, and particularly the law enforcement officials that he’s at risk? The more durable Josh fights to stick alive, the extra decided his unknown enemy is to determine him useless. And the deeper he digs for solutions, the extra chilling the fact turns into. As his time and good fortune swiftly run out, he needs to unmask an insidious conspiracy bent on creating a killing—in extra methods than one.
Nerve-jangling noir doesn’t get a lot blacker than Simon Wood’s best pace journey into cold-blooded homicide and hot-blooded vengeance.
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Wanting money for drugs. If Mel is involved she can plead manslaughter. Jennifer Devant shall represent her. . Jennifer is the best barrister in Edinburgh. But I’m not in Edinburgh now. I’m in Monica’s house. I shall sleep where I can. Not in Monica’s room, which has been turned upside down more thoroughly than the rest. Not in Mel’s room. Old pictures of the Spice Girls and an unappetising mess of dirty black “gear,” as I believe this type of clothing is known, make the prospect unenviable in the extreme.
Hush,” he says. Then he is on me, his hands digging like claws into my shoulders, no gentleness now, no words. Then with one hand he grasps me hard between my legs. I try not to cry out. This is blood and fire, this is purging flame, this is a man like no other, no other in the whole world. He is breathing hard. My open eyes look into his. They are wild. I lie quite still, feeling a surge of delight, triumph. I am his. He is mine. This night is my bridal night. He is my groom; I am his bride. It is as if he is fighting me.
M. and in my hand is a brooch. I would recognise it anywhere. It lay under a battered cushion on the sagging settee. There are tiny diamonds round the frame and a central locket, containing a twist of hair. ” Monica’s voice comes back to me as clearly as if we sat together now, and the voice was not a memory, echoing from that Eddleston front room with the piano, all those years ago. “Jean,” the voice in my ear insists, “do you like it? It’s meant for me. I found it upstairs in Mother’s desk with my name written on a slip of paper by it.
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