Friday, September 16, 2011
Available now at Champagne Books - Free Fall
Special Agent Rainie McClain wants out. Out of The Agency. Out of the shadow life that has consumed her for far too long. Walking away from The Agency means letting go of the only man she’s ever loved, her husband, Captain Roc Branson. But at thirty-eight, Rainie has seen all the violence and death she can handle. And after discovering she’s pregnant, she just wants a normal life. But what can be normal about the reappearance of a long lost brother who may or may not be a sadistic killer, the heartrending demise of her marriage, and the web of lies that grows until she no longer knows who to trust? It’s vital that she discover the truth soon...because what she doesn’t know, just might kill her.
I waited until after midnight before leaving. Margaret told me she kept the Jeep she'd used during her high school years because it was where she'd lost her virginity, although she rarely drove it anymore. I found the keys above the visor and managed to get the engine to turn over after several cranks.
I parked in the neighboring apartment complex and waited. When nothing out of the ordinary appeared to be taking place, I skirted around the side of the complex and ended up at the back of my building.
Within minutes, I'd slipped in and quietly unlocked my door.
I stood for a second, listening to the familiar sounds of my apartment. Nothing appeared out of order but I didn't dare turn on any lights.
I felt my way to the bedroom and stepped inside when instinctively, I knew I was no longer alone.
“Who's there?” My breath lodged against my throat. I couldn't breathe. My eyes searched the surrounding darkness and spotted a shadowy figure close by. I tried to run for the front door but a strong arm circled my waist, pulling me back as another hand clamped over my mouth, silencing my scream.
Then he whispered against my ear. "Don't scream."
He was so close and yet I couldn't let myself believe this wasn't just some twisted dream.
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