By Jack Hayes
Meet Rook. A former secret agent grew to become reporter, his existence is deliberate like a video game of chess. each circulation has an goal - and is performed strategically, and with overall focus.
In the tranquil paradise of Hawaii, amid the palm timber and sunshine, he's approximately to play out the best video game of his existence. And the deadliest. A fellow journalist - operating the paper's Hawaii bureau - has disappeared. not anyone understands why, or the place? He was once at the path of 1 of the best scoops of all time - a narrative that brings jointly the entire powers competing for regulate of the Pacific.
Rook is set to determine. As he starts off to dig, Rook quickly unearths he's at the run - from intelligence organisations, governments, police forces and from his personal earlier. he'll desire all his survival talents to outwit them, simply because a lifeless guy can upward push as soon as. yet now not two times.
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Allen asked. He stood at the gas barbecue on the rental house’s back porch. Moths ﬂuttered around the porch light. Over his navy blue ﬁsherman’s sweater and khakis Allen wore a Hail to the Chef apron they found hanging on a hook in the pantry. He was a tall, ruggedly handsome thirty-eight-year-old. Susan had fallen in love with his thick, wavy salt-and-pepper hair and pale green eyes. He had a scar on his left cheek that looked like a dimple, so it appeared as if Allen were smiling even when he wasn’t.
Say good-bye, Mattie,” she repeated. ” he called, waving at the stranger with his free hand. The man stood up, but didn’t leave the table. “Hey, listen, I’m sorry. I was just . ” Susan kept walking, pulling Mattie along. But she realized they couldn’t make a clean getaway. They had a long drive ahead, and Mattie would need to use the restroom. She bypassed the glass door exit and headed toward the alcove where there was a wooden highchair along with several orange plastic booster seats in a stack.
In so many ways, it was. She felt lucky to work at home with the part-time consulting-nurse job. Walt was a great dad, very doting. He was an engineer for Boeing, and every afternoon, when he returned home from work, he’d look after Michael so she could have a run, go to the store, or just steal some alone time. Susan remembered many an afternoon, handing the screaming baby to Walt before he even made it through the front door. Walt. If someone had ever told her she’d end up marrying a man who was follicularly challenged, she would have told them they were crazy.
Dead Man Rising by Jack Hayes