By Cody McFadyen
For FBI particular Agent Smoky Barrett, her colleague’s marriage ceremony is reason for occasion. until eventually a lady staggers down the aisle—incoherent, donning just a white nightgown. A fingerprint cost determines that she’s been lacking for almost 8 years. Her coldly effective captor toyed along with her brain and physique, imprisoning her, depriving her of any touch with the skin international. As Smoky matches jointly the items of what is still of the victim’s fractured existence, a chilling photo emerges of a cerebral psychopath who doesn’t take homicide in my opinion, by no means makes a mistake, follows his personal sinister good judgment, and has set the appropriate trap.
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We can’t rent private jets for weekend jaunts to Las Vegas, but money isn’t a meaningful issue. I have my own assets too. The house was paid off by Matt’s life-insurance settlement and is worth a lot more than what we originally paid for it, even with the current housing-market depression. All of that is nice, but it’s not what I need to hear from him. ” He smiles at me and reaches out a hand to stroke my cheek. “I think if you quit working you’ll go crazy. It’s still in your blood. One day it won’t be, but for now it is.
Then he took Bonnie with gentle but insistent hands, and he tied her to the screaming corpse, face-to-face. I’ve never really been able to imagine what those three days might have been like for anyone, much less a ten-year-old girl. She’s gone from screaming in the night and mute to sleeping through the night and speaking. She’s learned to smile, and she has a friend or two. Sure, there are things I don’t like. She’s told me that she plans to do what I do when she grows up. She wants to hunt the monsters.
He seems reluctant to say what he’s going to say next. “Because you’re the best, Smoky. Statistically. Believe me, I looked. ” He gives me a wan smile. “You win the title. Not to mention that you have a great story. The national media will eat it up. Female agent, lost her family to the job, soldiers on, and is the best at what she does. Sorry to be crass about it, but you can’t buy that kind of public relations. ” I stare at him. Part of me can’t believe that he’s saying what he’s saying. Part of me wants to slap his face, to tell him he can shove it, that the memory of Matt and Alexa aren’t toys for him to play with.
Abandoned: A Thriller by Cody McFadyen