By Maya Banks
The Kelly workforce overseas (KGI): A super-elite, best mystery, family-run business.
Qualifications: excessive intelligence, rock-hard physique, army background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap sufferer restoration. Intelligence amassing. dealing with jobs the U.S. govt can’t…
Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, girls and youngsters consistently conserving a different position in his middle. operating part via aspect along with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it’s taken—physically, mentally, and emotionally—on his family, and the blameless lives stuck within the crossfire. What he by no means expects is for his subsequent project to ensue correct on his domestic turf—or for it to take a truly own turn.
Picturesque Kentucky Lake is the ideal position for a soul looking for secure harbor. a gorgeous stranger has arrived—desperate, breathless, and at the run from a depressing previous remaining in on her and the more youthful siblings she has vowed to guard. Donovan needs to now draw on each source at his disposal—if he desires to retailer a lady and the kids who could turn out to be his future.
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Extra resources for After the Storm (KGI, Book 8)
Not by the facts, but by his own instincts. Presumed Guilty 55 Logic, evidence, told him that Miranda Wood was the killer. Why did he have such a hard time believing it? The doubts had started a week ago, in that police station hallway. He’d watched the whole interrogation. He’d heard her denials, her lame explanations. He hadn’t been swayed. But when they’d come face-to-face in the hall, and she’d looked him straight in the eye, he’d felt the first stirrings of doubt. Would a murderess meet his gaze so unflinchingly?
His employees, for instance. ” “Yes. ” She let out a deep breath, as though relieved that the most painful part of her confession was finished. ” “I felt more…betrayed. ” “So for a month you walked around mad at Mr. ” “Sometimes. Mostly I felt stupid. And then he wouldn’t 38 Tess Gerritsen leave me alone. ” She looked up sharply. ” “No! ” She was sobbing now, screaming out her denials. The sound of her own voice echoed like some alien cry in that stark box of a room. She dropped her head into her hands and leaned forward on the table.
No more hysterics since that day at the police station. She looked cool and in control, which is how he’d always remembered her from their childhood. Evelyn the ice queen. “There’s the matter of the fingerprints,” said Tibbetts. ” asked Chase. ” “That’s the problem. The knife handle was wiped clean. Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself.