BERLIN NOCTURNE: PREVIEW

CHAPTER 1 Midnight was a bad time for a woman to loiter in a deserted Berlin square. Katie checked her watch for what felt like the fiftieth time and resisted the urge to pace. Her contact was twenty minutes late. This had been a bad idea from the beginning; something didn’t feel right. This could …

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ALEXIS: PREVIEW

CHAPTER 1 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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GABRIEL: PREVIEW

CHAPTER 1 Gabriel blinked and shook his head as blood trickled into his right eye. He wiped it away with his sleeve and refocused on the building. Wincing, he checked the time; five past nine, were these people ever going to go home? He’d been sitting in the car for the last thirty minutes and …

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JAVIER: PREVIEW

CHAPTER 1 Sunset at last. With barely a whisper the automatic shutter system uncovered the expansive windows of the penthouse apartment with its panoramic views. Javier gazed down from one of London’s most exclusive Docklands developments at the Thames meandering far below. He glanced at his watch; half past seven, exactly three minutes later than …

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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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