By Mary Calmes
Vol. 1 (Books One and )
Jory Keyes leads a regular lifestyles as an architect’s assistant until eventually he's witness to a brutal homicide. even though in the beginning kept by means of police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protecting custody—he has a lifestyles he loves that he won’t hand over regardless of who's after him. yet Jory’s lifestyles is in actual jeopardy, particularly after he concurs to testify approximately what he observed.
While facing makes an attempt on his existence, well-meaning associates who are looking to see him chuffed, a very protecting boss, and a slowly unfolding secret that's even more sinister than he may ever think, the younger homosexual guy unearths himself becoming concerned with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective. And notwithstanding Jory may perhaps live on the chance, he would possibly not continue to exist a damaged center.
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Surrounded by angry, raised shouts on what felt like all sides, Sara dropped back on the mattress and reached out, blindly feeling around the little plastic crate that served as a table. Her fingers brushed up against the napkin and she lifted it, read the address. Hell. What could it hurt? YOU can know who a person is simply by staring into their eyes. Somebody had said that to her once, and they were words she lived by. Sara kept sunglasses on whenever possible. She avoided looking people in the eyes at all costs.
Luke was staring at Quinn like he had two heads. ” The weirdest damn thing happened. Quinn felt a jolt of surprise shoot through him. But it wasn’t coming from him. As sure as he stood there, he knew he wasn’t feeling his surprise. He was feeling something from Luke. Luke’s eyes widened and he shot a look at Patrick. Patrick sighed and lowered the hand he’d been using to rub his neck. ” The words were spoken in a flat, level voice, a quiet voice, even. But still, Quinn flinched, bracing himself unconsciously for a strike.
Juanita rolled her eyes. “No. He’s her husband, if you can believe that. She married him a few months ago. I read the report while I was waiting for you—there were a couple of domestic disturbance calls made to the local police, but this last time was the first time he’d actually been arrested. ” He shoved a hand through his hair. The long, wheat blond strands fell right back into his face. He stared at the picture for another ten seconds, a muscle jerking in his jaw. “Shit. Fine. ” “NOT how I wanted to spend the day,” he muttered to himself.