Violet Dawn (Michael Violet Book 2) by Alex Hyland
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 1.9 Mb
Violet Dawn : Talented young pickpocket, Michael Violet, is now working for a government intelligence agency and on the right side of the law for the first time in his adult life. When the agency set their sights on bringing down Miami drug lord, Lenny Tripps, Michael is deemed the perfect agent for the job. Tripps is a Howard Hughes style recluse who hasn’t left his heavily-guarded penthouse in years – only a man with Michael’s talents could even think about getting inside. However, once inside Lenny Tripp’s world, nothing is what it seems. Michael soon finds himself out of depth as he desperately tries to save the life of an innocent young boy caught in the middle of a vicious drugs war.
“Thank you,’ she replied. ‘But it was Jemma’s night.’
The guy nodded at the artsy girl. ‘Your designs are spectacular.’
As Jemma smiled gratefully, I barged my way into the circle.
‘Hey, everybody, I’m Rick!’ I said.
All eyes on me – all of them antagonistic, except for Shelby, who smiled.
‘Good evening, Rick,’ she said.
‘Yeah,’ I replied. ‘A good evening it certainly is. Nice house. Great party, by the way.’
‘Thank you. Did you enjoy the show?’
‘Oh, it was great.’ I took a deep gulp of champagne then glanced at Jemma. ‘Although… you need to get some regular-looking girls up on that catwalk. Just for your own sanity, you know.’
Jemma stared at me. ‘My own sanity?’
‘Yeah, you got these gorgeous models, but so what? They already look great. It’s like getting Jesus to sell surfboards, he can walk on the fucking water anyhow.’ A moment of silence. Good.
Shelby eyed me coolly. ‘Sorry, you are?’
‘Yes, and you’re a friend of?’
‘Oh, no one really. I’m a blogger. Celebrity gossip, you know, who’s had their tits done. I heard about your party thing here, thought I’d see what was going on.’
‘I see. Do you mind me asking how you got in?’
I laughed. ‘Yeah, I know, I slipped past your security guys. Don’t worry, I’m not an asshole.’
Shelby’s boyfriend smiled politely to the others. ‘Excuse me.’”