The String by Caleb Breakey (Deadly Games, #1)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 5.7 Mb
The String : A sociopath is running a deadly social experiment on a university campus. Markus Haas is the first to refuse to play the game. What unravels is a sequence of impossible decisions and a race against time to stop the sociopath before others pay the ultimate price.
“Touch each other and you’re both suspended, you know that,” I said.
Mitchell suddenly lost interest in Cody, instead turning to me. “But not for you, right? How’s that flesh wound from your little operation, anyway? You should call CBS, CNN, and FOX—make sure they do a follow-up.”
I declined to respond.
Cody leaned close to Mitchell’s ear. “Where were you again while Haasy was heroing it up? Oh right, ogling those scared, underage dorm girls.”
Mitchell kept his eyes on me but spoke to Cody. “If your results were as big as your mouth, Caulkins, you might have actually done better for yourself than that sorry badge you tote around. Unlike Haas here, who needed to be in the right place and right time—as a university cop—to even be considered for SWAT.”
I bent down and tightened my laces. I had no idea silence could be so loud.
Cody shook his head. “Say that in a nice dark alley with Haas sometime, see how it goes. Big strong guy like you—I’m sure you’d do fine.”
“Hey!” Jeff Karns yelled. “Move it.”
The entire team jogged to the weight room, torpedoing the turf with spit.
Thirty minutes into lifting, perspiration forced us to ditch our drenched shirts. I’d need a nose plug to keep working out alongside Cody.
“Haas is getting yoked!” Karns yelled from across the room, gawking at me.”