By Jan Burke
This e-short tale assortment from ny instances bestselling suspense writer Jan Burke encompasses a fresh Irene Kelly brief tale, “The Privileged,” plus 3 unforgettable tales from the print anthology Eighteen.
Before Frank Harriman and Irene Kelly obtained married, Frank used to be a rookie cop in Bakersfield, California. while he investigates one of many worst varieties of calls a policeman can get—a undesirable odor coming from a closed trailer on a sizzling day—Frank and his education officer are usually not stunned to discover a lifeless physique. yet everyone seems to be shocked while the corpse results in the police chief’s downfall...
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She flinched. “Max, you should—” “Did you read the headlines? ” The guy had suffered for a long time. ” His eyes squeezed shut for an instant. Worry and guilt ate at him. ” “I’m getting Quinlan back. ” His gaze met hers. Samantha just stared at him, her expression worried. She doesn’t think I’ll ever see him again. And deep down, he was afraid of the same damn thing. Max drove fast. Too fast. The seatbelt cut into Sam’s shoulder as he rounded a too-sharp curve, and her breath hissed out. Her fingers were shoved in her purse, and she was sending the text on her phone as quickly as she could.
Everyone knew about Fuck ’em Frank Malone. C. Luke huffed out a breath. m. “His son is Quinlan Malone, age twenty-three. ” Now they were talking the kidnappers’ type. “Pull up everything you can on the Malones, got me? ” Luke didn’t know how Sam had found out about this guy. Usually the SSD found out too late. With the two survivors, they’d only discovered the kidnappings after the young men were back home. But for this case, if he was right, if she was right, and they were on this thing from the start— We could take the kidnappers down.
The kidnappers had been watching the house. His thundering heartbeat filled his ears. ” His eyes narrowed on Dante. ” Agent Dante didn’t move. ” Max could only shake his head. The guy didn’t get it. And Samantha—Sam—he didn’t want to think about her. “You’re going to stay with him,” Dante said to Samantha, and it seemed like an order. Wait, he was the lead agent, so it was an order. ” Max could give orders too. ” Because he was done with whatever game she was playing. The FBI could go screw off.