By Karen Rose
In all his years within the Chicago hearth division, Lieutenant Reed Solliday ahs by no means skilled something like this fresh outbreak of apartment fires - devastating, vicious and in a single case, homicidal. He has one other challenge - his new accomplice, Detective Mia Mitchell. She's brash, bossy, and taking the case in a path he by no means imagined.
Mia's instincts inform her the arsonist is making this own. and because the infernos turn into extra lethal, one examine the victims' tortured faces convinces her and Reed that they need to paintings towards seize the killer. With every one new blaze, the villain ups the ante, surroundings firetraps for the folks Reed and Mia love. in actual fact nearly too sizzling to address: This monster's hope for loss of life and destruction is unquenchable ... and for Mia he's begun the countdown to an early grave.
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I searched frantically for the business card, but after a minute I gave up. It was gone. Somewhere between here and the vampire club. I went to the phone and called information. They gave me the number for Midnight Eclipse Tanning Salon onLakeside Drive . I wrote it down on a yellow sticky note and put it on my fridge, then began to peck out the numbers on my cordless phone. I was calling Thierry. He’d know what I should do. It rang once before I hung up. I couldn’t call him. He’d think I was crazier than ever.
At least, not in any normal way. Our eyes stayed locked for what felt like forever. Then slowly, very slowly, his expression changed as he regained his composure. ” His voice was ragged. Enough? No, not yet. Just a little more . I felt like Oliver Twist. ” He groaned as he tried to pull away, but my grip on him must have been stronger than I felt. “Enough,” he said louder. He squeezed my arm and roughly brought me up to my feet. He put a hand under my chin to pry my mouth from his wrist. I felt funny, kind of light-headed.
You’re a great kisser”? Nothing I could have said would have come out sounding half intelligent. Luckily, I wouldn’t have to think about what to say, since it wasn’t him. A redheaded girl with a sprinkling of freckles on her nose poked her head in the partially opened door and blinked at me. She looked to be no more than a teenager. She smiled at me. ” I checked to make sure I was the only one in the room before answering. ” “Sarah,” she said. ” I was trying to make a joke. She found it to be more than a little bit funny and threw her head back with a huge, loud cackling laugh that showed off her fangs and managed to scare me a little.