The Craving (The Pack, Book 2) by Jason Starr
By Jason Starr
A LUST FOR LIFE
Manhattan flourishes on desire—the eager for a greater apartment...a higher-paying job...fame. Simon Burns should recognize, because he approximately misplaced it all....
Just while he idea he'd hit all-time low, Simon came across a gaggle of buddies, daylight hours dads like himself. yet there has been whatever "off" approximately Michael, Charlie, and Ramon, and Simon stumbled on himself slowly becoming the type of guy he'd given up attempting to be decades ago—and rediscovering the main primal of hungers. there have been nights he made consistent like to his spouse, nights he roamed town streets, nights he doesn't even keep in mind. And it's a type of blackouts that's going back to hang-out him.
For Simon isn't the fellow he as soon as used to be. in reality, he's not likely a guy in any respect anymore. He's a member of the pack. And as soon as you're in, it's very unlikely to get out....
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He nodded and clucked his horse into motion. It was when the birds scattered from their path that the Adjunct found herself envying the captain. Before her the roused carrion-eaters exposed a carpet of armour, broken bones and meat. The air was hot, turgid and cloying. She saw soldiers, still helmed, their heads crushed by what must have been huge, terribly powerful jaws. She saw torn mail, crumpled shields, and limbs that had been ripped from bodies. Lorn managed only a few moments of careful examination of the scene around them before she fixed her gaze on the promontory ahead, unable to encompass the magnitude of the slaughter.
The captain grunted again.
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