By Jami Alden
He lurks within the shadows, ready and observing . . . And as soon as he has you, all you are able to do is. . . BEG FOR MERCYMegan Flynn suggestion she was once falling in love. Cole Williams wasn't simply good-looking and passionate, he used to be one of many reliable men. Or so she concept, till he arrested her brother-the basically kinfolk she has left-for a homicide she is familiar with he could not have almost certainly dedicated. Now, along with her middle damaged and her brother's lifestyles striking within the stability, Megan will threat every little thing to end up his innocence. no matter if that implies throwing herself into the trail of a sadistic killer with a hauntingly time-honored MO.Seattle Detective Cole Williams had given up on making Megan see cause the place her brother is worried. but if she insinuates herself into the main shockingly brutal case Cole has ever labored, he cannot stand idly by means of. Plunged right into a mystery global the place the city's elite indulge their darkest wants, Cole will do no matter what it takes to convey down a madman who has made Megan his so much coveted prey.
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No joy. Only the desperation of a man trying to make it through one more day. It hit her like a sucker punch to the gut every time. She pulled her mouth into a smile. ” “Hey, Bugs,” he replied. Megan’s smile morphed from pasted on to the genuine article at her brother’s use of the old nickname he’d given her when she was seven, before a mouthful of braces had taken care of her striking resemblance to a certain animated rabbit. She’d hated the nickname at the time, but now it gave her a little burst of hope that maybe the Sean she grew up with wasn’t lost after all.
Megan was strong. She would recover. He shoved all thoughts of her aside. The emotion that had overwhelmed him at seeing her drained out as quickly as it had filled him, leaving him edgy and overstimulated like he always was after her visits. The guard wrapped a hand around his arm and steered him through the visitor’s complex and back to the IMU cell block. Sean struggled to slow his breath, quiet his mind as every cell resisted the idea of going back to his hole. He counted every clank of his shackles as they walked down the concrete blue corridor with its yellow cell doors.
Sean’s already got it bad enough. He doesn’t need you coming in looking like death warmed over. A half laugh, half sob scraped her throat at her mental phrasing. There’s still time, she reminded herself. She pulled her purse into her lap and took out her makeup kit. Just as she had every Saturday for the last year and a half, Megan worked a little last-minute magic. Concealer to disguise the dark circles under her eyes from sleepless nights. Highlighter along the top of her cheekbones to make the hollows underneath look less pronounced.