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Abandoned: A Thriller (Smoky Barrett) by Cody McFadyen

By Cody McFadyen

For FBI precise Agent Smoky Barrett, her colleague’s marriage ceremony is reason for occasion. until eventually a lady staggers down the aisle—incoherent, donning just a white nightgown. A fingerprint cost determines that she’s been lacking for almost 8 years. Her coldly effective captor toyed together with her brain and physique, imprisoning her, depriving her of any touch with the skin international. As Smoky matches jointly the items of what continues to be of the victim’s fractured existence, a chilling photo emerges of a cerebral psychopath who doesn’t take homicide in my opinion, by no means makes a mistake, follows his personal sinister common sense, and has set the correct trap.

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I called the hospital from home,” Alan says. “She’s quiet now, so they’re no longer sedating her. ” I chew on a thumbnail, a bad habit that replaced smoking. I think it’s a pretty good trade. “Callie and James, I want you to collect all the case files from that investigation. ” Callie asks. “Because,” James says, already keeping pace with me. “Everything points to either someone who knew her or collusion with someone who knew her. ” “Understood,” Callie says. ” “We’re going to go and see Heather Hollister at the hospital.

A shiver runs through me. How would I deal with that? Eight years shackled in the dark? “Badly,” I murmur, before realizing I’ve said it aloud. ” Alan asks. ” The sun is pale, which reminds me of Heather Hollister’s dusty alabaster skin. I decide to change the subject. ” I ask Alan. “’Course I did. ” “She agrees. I’ll stick with you on the start-up, if you decide to do it. After that, we’ll see. ” “Thanks, Alan,” I say, and I mean it. He gives me a sidelong glance. ” He smiles at my answer. ” I stick my tongue out at him.

What a curveball day it’s been. ” Alan sighs. “So let me get this straight. ” “So they’re tossing around the idea of centralizing everything? ” “Fucking idiots,” he mumbles. “I agree,” I say. “But it may be the hand we’re dealt. The strike team is Director Rathbun’s solution to preserving at least some of what we do. Without the formation of the strike team, if this all comes to pass, there’ll be no on-the-ground FBI involvement in serial murders. ” James shrugs, standing up. “The director’s reasoning is sound.

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