The Third Target (A J. B. Collins Novel, Book 1) by Joel C. Rosenberg
By Joel C. Rosenberg
2016 Christian booklet Award finalist (Fiction category)
When New York Times overseas correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell—ISIS—has captured a cache of chemical guns within Syria, he is familiar with this can be a tale he needs to pursue in any respect charges. Does the commander of the jihadist faction rather have guns of mass destruction? if this is the case, who's the meant aim? The united states? Israel? Or another person? With tensions already excessive, the upcoming stopover at of the yankee president to the quarter may turn out to be the spark that units off an explosion of horrendous proportions. realizing that terrorist forces are already attempting to carry down Arab governments within the region—Iraq and Syria—can Collins discover the reality ahead of it’s too past due? Or will the terrorists reach surroundings their attractions at the 3rd aim and reaching genocide?
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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.