By Cody McFadyen
As soon as, specified Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She used to be one of many best--until a madman terrorized her relatives, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables at the killer, Smoky shot him dead--but her existence was once shattered endlessly.
Now Smoky goals approximately opting for up her weapon back. She desires approximately putting the chilly metal among her lips and pulling the set off one final time. simply because for a lady who's misplaced every little thing, what's there left to lose?
She's approximately to discover out.
In all her years on the Bureau, Smoky hasn't ever encountered an individual like him--a new and engaging type of monster, a twisted genius who defies profilers' makes an attempt to appreciate him. And he's issued Smoky an immediate problem, coaxing her again from the edge with the one factor which could persuade her to live.
The killer videotaped his most modern crime--an act of horror that left a toddler motherless--then despatched a message addressed to Agent Smoky Barrett. The message is sufficient to surprise Smoky again to paintings, again to her FBI workforce. And that kid awakens whatever in Smoky she proposal used to be long past forever.
Suddenly the stakes are raised. the sport has replaced. For as this deranged monster embarks on an unspeakable spree of perversion and homicide, Smoky is coming alive again--and she's approximately to stand her maximum fears as a cop, a girl, a mother...and a cruel killer's subsequent sufferer.
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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?
The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.
Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.