The Deep Abiding (Ryan Lock Book 10) by Sean Black
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB |1.7 Mb
The Deep Abiding : Retired US Marine Ty Johnson is hired to protect a young reporter investigating the brutal, decades-old murder of a young African American woman in the Florida Everglades.
The small town of Darling, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades, seems like an idyllic place to raise a family or retire in peace. But something deeply sinister lies beneath the surface, and military veteran Ty soon finds himself plunged into a living nightmare that will test the very limits of his endurance.
“Blond hair, blue eyes. All of them. Like something from Germany in the 1930s.”
Not for the first time that morning, Ty bit back a smile. As far as he could tell, from his short time with her and what he knew of her employer’s editorial slant, Cressida, or Cress, as she’d insisted he call her, was . . . What did they call them? Oh, yeah, she was one of those social-justice warrior types, perpetually on the lookout for something to get offended by.
Ty had gone through that phase as a young man. Then he’d decided there was plenty to get annoyed by in this world without going around actively seeking out things to upset you. He blamed the internet and bad parenting: the internet for giving idiots a platform, and parents for not explaining to their kids that sometimes life just wasn’t fair.
“You do know that’s usually how it goes, right?” Ty said to her. “You know, when Mommy looks like that and so does Daddy, chances are the kids turn out like that too—’less, of course, Mommy’s been sneaking around when Daddy’s out working.”
“You know what I mean,” she said, irritation creeping into her voice.
“Maybe that’s what people around here look like,” he said, poker-faced.
She gave him another disbelieving stare, with a nod to the swampy terrain that had begun to fold itself around the road. “What? Like they just stepped out of a J. Crew catalogue?”