29 Seconds by T.M. Logan (.ePUB)
English | 2019 | Mystery/ Crime Thriller | ePUB | 1.2 Mb
29 Seconds : Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear….
When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid – in the only way he knows how.
He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear.
No consequences. No comeback. No chance of being found out.
All it takes is a 29 second phone call.
Because everyone has a name to give. Don’t they?
“‘I think you’ve got the talent for it.’ He moved his right hand nearer to the back of her head. She could feel him touching her hair. ‘And the looks.’
He had been OK-looking once upon a time, she supposed. Maybe even moderately handsome as a young man. But forty years of alcohol and fine food and debauchery had taken their toll, and now he resembled nothing so much as an ageing Lothario gone to seed. He was carrying too much weight on his tall frame, a pot belly hanging over the waistband of his jeans, his jowls fleshy and his nose and cheeks dappled red with booze. His grey ponytail was thinning, strands of hair gathered over his increasingly bald pate. The bags under his eyes were heavy and dark.
And yet, Sarah thought with a trace of amazement, he still walks around acting like he’s bloody George Clooney.
She tried to edge further away, but she was already hard up against the door, the door handle digging into her thigh. The inside of the taxi was intensely claustrophobic, a temporary prison she couldn’t escape.
She felt a pulse of relief when her mobile rang in her handbag.
‘Sarah? You OK?’ It was Marie, her best friend at work – and another woman with direct, first-hand experience of Lovelock’s behaviour. It was Marie who had first proposed the Rules for dealing with him the previous year.
‘Fine.’ Sarah spoke quietly, turned towards the window.
‘Sorry,’ Marie said, ‘I didn’t see him flagging the taxi down. I just turned around to get a light from Helen and when I looked back he was virtually pushing you into the back of that cab.’”