How do you defeat an enemy that knows your every thought … even as you think it?
I thought watching my Werewolf boyfriend get arrested for murder was the worst experience of my life. But then I was knocked out and dragged off to a cell of my own by the very people who were supposed to protect me from danger.
I thought being held prisoner in solitary confinement for weeks on end was the worst experience of my life. But then a visitor came, and I realized I’d been wrong all along. There are worse things than torture and death. Much worse.
He wants my blood. More than that, he wants to get into my head. To use my bond to control his army, to wipe the world clean of anything with dirty blood. I can’t let that happen, but if I don’t he’ll kill every single person I’ve ever cared about—beginning with my Werewolf pack.
The prophecy said I would have to make an impossible choice, but I must be doing this wrong—so far every choice I’ve made has only led to more pain and danger and death. Hunters are pitted against Werewolves and I’m alone in my war against Gordon Steppe. I can’t fight him off anymore; all I can do is try to keep him out of the important places. And I’m failing at even that.
I thought the demons were out there, clearly marked and clinging to the shadows. But they’re not. The monsters are within the ranks of those sworn to protect. The enemy is among us.
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Edie rolled up her sleeves and slammed the lid on the suitcase, making sure to spin the dial on the lock for good measure. That girl is going to be the death of me yet, she thought. Couldn’t keep her feet planted for just one more dad-gum day, could she? Of course not—not when it meant putting herself in danger. That girl had a problem and it was time someone called her on it.
Elizabeth wasn’t going to do it.
Edie hated knowing her daughter’s past had paralyzed her so completely for the world they lived in, but there it was. Elizabeth had been through more than most and she was still fighting for her child—just not in the way Edie had hoped. Not in the way of a Hunter. Still, there was time. Hadn’t Edie moved back here just so she could focus on helping Elizabeth find her way back to all this?
But, that would have to wait, because Tara was acting a fool.
Edie couldn’t begrudge why Tara’d done it, but couldn’t she have at least waited until it was safe?
A strangled hmmph escaped her and she grabbed for her phone, her fingers hovering over the call button just as it rang.
“Hello?” she snapped. “Is it done?”
“Yes, ma’am,” the young man stuttered.
“One hour, ma’am. I’d hurry if I were you.”
“You’d do a lot of things if you were me, son. Stuttering ain’t one of ’em. Thanks for the flight arrangements. We never had this conversation.”
“And what about Channing? Did you connect with him?”
“He’s en route.”
“Good.” She disconnected and headed for the door.
At some point, when she wasn’t boiling mad, she’d commend the young man properly on a job well done. Not many people could’ve gotten two seats on a flight from DC to Vegas at this time of day on such short notice—especially off the books and under an alias. Good for him.
She left the hotel room without a backward glance and slid into the cab already waiting. Her Hummer sparkled in the sunlight as she passed by. She’d already made arrangements for one of her men to park it at the airport in Virginia for her return trip.
The airport bustled with activity and it took her longer than she’d liked to get through security. Alex Channing was already waiting for her when she got to the gate. He was slouched over in an uncomfortable chair, away from the crowds. A blue duffel bag sat at his feet.
“You made it,” she said.
“Mrs. Godfrey—” he began, rising to his feet.
“Edie or don’t bother,” she interrupted. “Did you get my letter?”
“Does this mean you’re in?”
She watched him take a deep breath. “It does.”
“Good.” She pointed to a chair, secretly relieved at his answer. But they didn’t have time to celebrate. Or reason to, just yet. So much was at stake. “Tell me what you know.”
He sat and did as she asked.
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Sometimes Family Can be the Death of You
Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected.
For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles.
At least I’ve got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De’Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he’s destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn’t going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point’s evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?
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