By Simon Kernick
Whilst Dennis Milne--now residing less than an assumed identification within the Philippines--hears that his outdated pal and colleague Malik has been gunned down in a restaurant, he comes to a decision to return to the violent urban he as soon as referred to as domestic and convey the assassin to justice. Milne arrives in a pre-Christmas London that is chilly and adverse. yet he's now not a policeman; not charged with retaining the peace and upholding the legislation. even supposing his outdated buddies on the King's move station have no idea that Milne is again on the town, it quickly turns into transparent that his arrival has been anticipated via males who're after his blood. Hungry for revenge and made up our minds to uphold his personal very tough model of justice, Milne searches for the individual at the back of his friend's demise--and leaves a path of dying and destruction extra wide-reaching than even he can have anticipated.
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The scent of nachos teased me. My fingers itched to pick up a ball, to send it flying down the lane. I loved bowling. I just hadn’t done it in weeks…because of him. Of Aaron. This was where we had our first date. Where we were supposed to be having a date. Right now. A sharp pang stabbed my heart and each thud was like a hammer against my chest. How had things gotten so messed up? Before we started dating—and even during—I used to think of him as Heart Stopper; I’d see his smile and my heart would give one solid thump and then poof, stop.
Are you getting a divorce? Are we becoming a statistic? ” My father let out a startled laugh, erasing the seriousness from his face for at least two full seconds. ” He quickly waved his hands. ” I let out a deep breath and sat back down, eyeing them warily. I wasn’t ready to relax just yet. The ‘nothing like that’ left a lot of ground uncovered. For instance, they could tell me I had been adopted or something. ” I asked. I shouldn’t have. As soon as the words left my mouth, I knew it’d been a mistake.
And then I burst into hysterics, laughing and crying at the same time. It was a silver necklace with a pendent. The pendent was…I couldn’t fathom the words. It was a small silver heart. Shooting through the heart was a single arrow, the tip made of a black stone. Onyx. My heart leaped and I wasn’t sure my ribs could contain it long. “I’m sorry,” I sobbed, the word bubbling out of nowhere. ” It was beautiful and ironic. And I didn’t deserve it. ” The words, spoken so softly, hit me like a lead fist and went straight through my chest to my heart.