By Jeffery Deaver
New York Times bestselling writer JEFFERY DEAVER created the acclaimed blockbusters The Devil's Teardrop and The Coffin Dancer. right here he showcases his incredible expertise for "ticking-bomb suspense" (People) during this Edgar Award-nominated novel
Location scouting is to the movie company what Switzerland is to war. John Pellam were within the trenches of filmmaking, with a promising Hollywood occupation -- till a tragedy sidetracked him. Now he's a position scout, who travels the rustic looking for capturing websites for motion pictures. while he rides down major road, locals often clamor for his or her probability at fifteen mins of popularity. yet in a small city in upstate manhattan, Pellam reviews a truly various reception -- his illusionary international is shattered by way of a savage homicide, and Pellam is without warning middle degree in an unfolding drama of violence, lust, and conspiracy, that have a stranglehold in this less-than-picture-perfect locale.
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She took another whiff of fresh air. ” He shrugged. ” She wrinkled her nose and fanned the air in front of her face. ” His head jerked around. ” She fanned the air again. ” Minutes later, the garage door beside a little house in the north end of the city lifted, he pulled in, and the door lowered behind them. Before they got out of the car, he turned to her. “I want you to promise not to run out on me. Give me thirty minutes to clean up and explain what’s going on. ” Greg unlocked the kitchen door and they walked inside.
Greg pulled her arms around his waist, said, “Hang on tight,” and pulled out onto the street. She hugged his strong body, using him as a windbreak. He led the way through quiet neighborhood streets, onto the highway and off, weaving in and out of traffic. Neen tried to figure out where they were, but even though she’d grown up in Tacoma, she hadn’t been around much in the past seven years, and she was lost. Finally, Greg held up his hand when they reached a quiet industrial area and they pulled to the side of the road.
They hadn’t made love that night, but they came close. Too damn close when he was working undercover, with Ruiz and his men steps away in the house. ’ As much as he’d wanted to make love to her that night, it had been the wrong time and place. “I never meant to hurt you, Neen. We’d been working on that operation for months. When you showed up, I—” She glared down her nose at him. ” “Just to check out the inside of the house. I planned to get you out of there before the bust. ” “Oh, please! ” She paced to the bathroom and turned back.