The Promise of Pain by David Penny (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery Book 7)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 388 Kb
The Promise of Pain :When Revenge Is The Only Redemption.
Thomas Berrington has come to the high mountains of Spain’s Sierra Nevada in search of an escape from the loss that haunts him. Standing at the boundary between life or death he cannot decide which to choose. When his friend Jorge Olmos tracks him down Thomas tries to reject him, but Jorge cannot be rejected. Events draw Thomas back toward the world of the living, and he finds himself pursuing the men who stole all hope from him. Thomas’s nemesis Abbot Mandana is working together with his son to gather an army. But for what purpose?
“Lubna had been his wife. She had carried their child when her life was stolen, and Thomas had not been there to save her.
He wondered where Jorge had learned to cook. Had he learned to cook? He was making a reasonable show of knowing what he was doing, the sight even stranger than the thoughts Thomas harboured. The breeze brought a scent of warm bread to him and sparked a painful cramp in his stomach, which had not tasted food in … He tried to remember when last he ate, and couldn’t.
“How fares Belia?”
Jorge looked up, as if surprised he wasn’t alone.
“She is well.”
“And…” Thomas’s voice drifted away, his mind doing the same. He pictured Will, his body loose as he lay against Lubna, and his chest hitched. He wiped at fresh tears and breathed deep. “And Will?”
“He misses you, of course. As does Amal.”
“Amal doesn’t even know who I am.”
“Will talks to her of you. Not everything he says is true, but most is.”
“She is too young to understand.”