By Keri Arthur
4 prosperous ladies abducted. 3 ransoms demanded and paid. our bodies lower back, mutilated and tired of blood. One guy decided to avenge the wrongs of his prior. Nikki James is in San Francisco on the request of her companion and ally, Jake. The spouse of Jake's previous good friend is lacking, and Jake intends to discover her—whatever the price. whereas the experts think the kidnappings are the paintings of a unwell brain, Nikki understands it really is whatever a lot worse. Vampires. Six of them. they usually understand who she is, and why she’s there. Michael Kelly has simply back from a vampire looking day trip in his place of origin and desires to spend a few much-needed rest time with Nikki. but if he discovers she’s long past to San Francisco to pursue the vampire gang at present terrorizing town, he has no selection other than to keep on with. not just to maintain her secure from the crowd, yet simply because he fears the psychic abilities she’s starting to improve. talents she would not have and can't regulate. The chase takes them during the sewers and tunnels of San Francisco. because the physique count number starts off to upward push, so, too, does the chance. Michael isn’t the single one conscious of Nikki’s new talents, and he or she turns into a objective. yet Nikki has no purpose of obeying Michael’s calls for that she depart. She’s uninterested in taking part in it secure and needs him to gain it’s all or not anything. She’s both a whole associate in his existence, or she’s out. yet not anything prepares her for the cost she has to pay for her stubbornness—the lifetime of an individual she loves.
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And he was carrying the mother of all knives, yet he wasn't a strong enough telepath to take over the mind of more than one guard at a time. " He nodded. ” She glanced at Jake. " "They're one and the same,” Jake said. " "The cops do not know they're looking for vampires,” Michael commented. ” Jake pushed away from the wall. " Michael nodded and headed into the bedroom. Nikki followed him but stopped in the doorway, her expression an endearing mix of fear and determination. “Why does knowing we're after vampires give us an advantage?
He stood up abruptly, his face expressionless, dark eyes stony. "Do you really think that is all you are to me? " That's not what she'd said at all, and they both knew it. Yet, deep down some small part of herdid think that. Had always thought that. Eternity was a long time. She had no doubt that he loved her, but how could he say now that he would never tire of her? He'd loved Elizabeth enough to give up life for her, and yet he had remained with her less than a century. She rubbed her eyes. ” He glanced around sharply.
No surprise there. Michael reached the basement floor then stopped. Nikki paused beside him, and apprehension stirred the link. "There's something here,” she said. "Yes,” he replied, wrapping his fingers around hers. ” Though her voice was steady, her trepidation shimmered through him. ” Jake queried, stopping on the last step behind them. ” Michael glanced at him, noticing for the first time the slight bulge in his jacket pocket. " Jake merely grinned. “Maybe, but it sure as hell makes mefeel a little safer.