By Nora Roberts
The blaze that evening at her family's pizzeria replaced younger Reena Hale's lifestyles. acquaintances and kinfolk may support the Hales rebuild. The Baltimore gurus may arrest the arsonist accountable. yet as Reena beheld the fire's brutal good looks and damaging strength, her future started to take form. She could comprehend and grasp its bad force-and at some point develop into an investigator herself.
yet she isn't the just one thinking about the flames. another individual sees their power-and is obsessed no longer with conquering the fireplace yet with controlling it, possessing it, utilizing it to distinct vicious revenge . . .
whilst Reena ultimately joins the arson unit, her energy and wits are consistently tested-although occasionally the activity appears like a snap in comparison to her love lifestyles. yet she can't regularly blame the men-after all, a soot-caked girl barking orders and smelling of smoke isn't the largest turn-on on this planet. Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who turns out various. He's been looking for Reena for years, and now that she is shut sufficient to the touch, he has no purpose of letting move.
Nor does the guy who has started to hang-out Reena's life-with taunting mobilephone calls and a string of scary crimes. And as Reena attempts desperately to track the origins-of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction-she will step into the worst inferno she has ever confronted.
From the incomparable Nora Roberts, Blue Smoke is a story of gut-level worry, human triumph, and the bonds that hold us via our darkest instances.
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And her body was winning. ” He nipped at her lips. She loved that sexy little sting and lifted closer, begging for more. “There you go, baby. ” She breathed in sharply as his hands slid to her hips, gripping them and lifting her until she was sitting on the hood of the jeep, then lying back, his big body pressing her down as her hands tugged at his shirt. She should be pushing him away, not baring that gorgeous body. But that was what she was doing. Baring all that hard, delicious muscle. Feeling the rasp of crisp chest hairs against her palms, the dampness of his sweat beneath.
Come on. I’ll lead you back to the main road. Then you can call Cranston and tell him to meet with me. I’ve had enough of this crap. ” What was going to end now she wasn’t certain, but she was more than ready to get the hell out of there, away from him. Let Cranston deal with him, because she knew, as sure as she was standing there she knew, there wasn’t a chance in hell that she could handle him. ONE Somerset, Kentucky October, One Year Later Natches Mackay sat silently in the jeep and watched as Chaya Dane hauled her luggage into the hotel she had reserved in town.
Bullets. She couldn’t see, but she knew the guards were dead. Frantically, she scrabbled at the floor, found one of them, and raced to tear his shirt off his torso. Buttons. God she hated buttons. She worked them loose with stiff, swollen fingers as she heard shouts, screams, and grunts outside the cell door. The shirt came free, and she dragged it off his body before shoving her arms into it and wrapping it around her. There wasn’t a chance she could rebutton it. Pants. She needed pants. She was frantic.