Breakwater (Cold Ridge/U.S. Marshals, Book 5) by Carla Neggers
By Carla Neggers
An idyllic cottage. An not going suicide. A conspiracy that can blow the lid off the dep. of Justice.
Three months in the past Quinn Harlowe left the high-pressure hallways of the Justice division to develop into an self sufficient advisor and feature extra keep an eye on over her life--maybe also have a existence. however the nirvana of her new gig is short-lived while Quinn discovers her good friend and previous colleague Alicia Morrow useless open air Quinn's bayside cottage. Suicide? Quinn is doubtful.
Investigating on her personal, she quickly discovers that somebody is following her each flow. Huck McCabe claims he's a bodyguard at Breakwater, a high-security compound close to Quinn's cottage. yet Quinn suspects he's mendacity, by no means imagining the reality: McCabe is an secret agent attempting to penetrate a violent community of vigilantes--the related humans Quinn has pointed out. Joined by means of a typical objective, Quinn and McCabe needs to struggle the bastion of legislations and order...a struggle they understand may lead to catastrophe
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.