Dark Matter (Steve Nastos, Book 2) by R. D. Cane

By R. D. Cane

After being lately cleared of homicide fees, the disgraced and out-of-work police detective Steve Nastos reluctantly groups together with his brash and equally disgraced attorney Kevin Carscadden for a paycheck. Nastos—who outfitted his occupation on channeling the shadowy instincts inside him to seek risky predators—takes on a project to trace the whereabouts of Lindsay Bannerman, a stricken youngster who's lacking from her filthy rich adoptive domestic. the path Nastos and his attorney decide up is one with a sadistic abuser at the different finish and suffering from lies, deceptions, and dead our bodies. Torn among spiteful former colleagues—detectives who continue Nastos belongs in felony for homicide—a spouse who wishes her husband to ultimately free up himself from the darkness that fuels him, and the promise he made to a stranger to discover Lindsay, the hunt is a race opposed to time initially vanishes perpetually into the darkish topic.

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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.

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