By Cody McFadyen
For FBI certain Agent Smoky Barrett, her colleague’s marriage ceremony is reason for get together. till a girl staggers down the aisle—incoherent, donning just a white nightgown. A fingerprint payment determines that she’s been lacking for almost 8 years. Her coldly effective captor toyed along with her brain and physique, imprisoning her, depriving her of any touch with the skin international. As Smoky suits jointly the items of what is still of the victim’s fractured lifestyles, a chilling photo emerges of a cerebral psychopath who doesn’t take homicide for my part, by no means makes a mistake, follows his personal sinister common sense, and has set the correct trap.
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You are the best. ” He sighs. “Bad times are coming for some parts of the FBI, Smoky. Maybe this will all be averted, but I’m for saving what we can if they’re not. ” I turn back to the director. “I’m not saying yes yet. ” “Once I get your agreement, I’ll go to the attorney general. ” He hesitates. “So is the President. He can’t afford to alienate the members of his own party pushing for this, not with an election year coming up, but he’s a good politician and the strike team gives him air cover.
Believe me, I looked. ” He gives me a wan smile. “You win the title. Not to mention that you have a great story. The national media will eat it up. Female agent, lost her family to the job, soldiers on, and is the best at what she does. Sorry to be crass about it, but you can’t buy that kind of public relations. ” I stare at him. Part of me can’t believe that he’s saying what he’s saying. Part of me wants to slap his face, to tell him he can shove it, that the memory of Matt and Alexa aren’t toys for him to play with.
This is the way I used to feel. Home was my sanctuary, the place the shadows couldn’t come. It’s taken a while, but it’s become that way again. It’s a different home, of course. Tommy and Bonnie are not as innocent as Matt and Alexa were. They’ve both seen murder, and Tommy has killed people. Funny thing is, the differences don’t make me long for the past. I find them appropriate, even comforting. Civilians in my life have too hard a time. I see my exit approaching, and I allow myself to consider all the current uncertainties for one last time tonight.
Abandoned: A Thriller by Cody McFadyen