BERLIN NOCTURNE: PREVIEW

CHAPTER ONE Loitering in a deserted Berlin square at midnight was a bad idea. Especially for a woman. Katie checked her watch for what felt like the fiftieth time, and resisted the urge to pace. This had been a terrible plan from the beginning. Her contact was twenty minutes late. Something didn’t feel right and …

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ALEXIS: PREVIEW

CHAPTER ONE In the catacombs of San Sebastiano near the ancient Appian Way to Rome, a man lay chained in a stuccoed burial chamber. His life ebbed away with every passing minute, but he refused to die. Alexis shut his eyes against the claustrophobic, suffocating blackness and gathered his last dregs of energy. The poison …

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PARIS PRELUDE: PREVIEW

CHAPTER ONE Patient X was only half human and she’d be dead in less than two hours. Doctor Bruno Steiner dropped the patient’s wrist, his heart thudding at her faint, sluggish pulse. He could stop this. He could save her. “Well, what is your diagnosis, Steiner? I understand you are skilled at dealing with cardiac …

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RAFE: PREVIEW

CHAPTER ONE Rafe gave a rueful laugh as the memory of that first encounter faded. He’d kept that promise and what an arrogant ass he’d been. Still, of the forty-three would-be warriors who’d entered the trials in eighteen-forty, he’d been one of only twenty who’d made it through to the end. Now, one hundred and …

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JAVIER: PREVIEW

CHAPTER ONE Sunset at last. With barely a whisper, the automatic shutters opened to reveal the panoramic view from the penthouse’s windows. Javier gazed down from one of London’s most exclusive Docklands developments at the Thames meandering far below. He glanced at his watch; seven-thirty, exactly three minutes later than the last time he’d checked …

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GABRIEL: PREVIEW

CHAPTER ONE Gabriel shook his head and blinked to clear the blood trickling into his right eye. Wiping his face with his sleeve, he refocused on the building. Another time check; five past nine, were these people ever going to go home? He’d been watching from the car for thirty minutes and could feel himself …

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