By Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is again within the notable new experience from manhattan Times–bestselling writer Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington turns out to have a knack for being within the incorrect position on the unsuitable time. while Manhattan's elite are beset by way of a chain of smart crimes—and Stone is a fabric witness—he and his former accomplice Dino Bacchetti locate themselves drawn into the realm of top-end protection and fraud, the place insider wisdom and entry are restricted to a privileged few, and the rich are made susceptible through the very platforms intended to maintain them secure. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their research, they examine that the mastermind in the back of the incidents can have a few intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the largest heist continues to be to return.
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It didn’t sound…natural. Looking up, I saw that his face was completely frozen, as if he were paused. I brought a finger up to his cheek, tapped lightly. His skin was still warm but hard as a rock. ” The tears came faster. My heart beat harder. ” I said again. I glanced over his shoulder and then gasped when I was face to face with the Evol. ” I demanded. “Unfreeze him—or whatever you did. ” “This curse was placed upon the Carter tree, for love be something they never see. One heart was broken, and more should fall, a loveless life was doomed to them all,” the Evol said, reciting the poem, or curse, that my mother had told me earlier.
Paying for someone else’s mistakes was one thing—but this was just downright unfair. I had to risk my love for him? My blood boiled. He cheated on me, broke my heart and this was my thanks. Great. Perfect. Just another way this Valentines Day would blow chunks. Another way Fate could kick me in the teeth. What did he do to deserve my help? Save some of those puppies and kittens I must’ve tried killing off? The longer I looked at him, the more my heart tore to pieces. Seeing him with that other girl—Inez, one of my supposed friends—had felt like someone sending my heart through a dulled paper shredder.
Are you getting a divorce? Are we becoming a statistic? ” My father let out a startled laugh, erasing the seriousness from his face for at least two full seconds. ” He quickly waved his hands. ” I let out a deep breath and sat back down, eyeing them warily. I wasn’t ready to relax just yet. The ‘nothing like that’ left a lot of ground uncovered. For instance, they could tell me I had been adopted or something. ” I asked. I shouldn’t have. As soon as the words left my mouth, I knew it’d been a mistake.