Hellbent (Cheshire Red Reports, Book 2)

By Cherie Priest

BAD TO THE BONE
 
Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t desire extra issues in her lifestyles. Her Seattle house is already overrun through a band of misfits, together with Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. yet Raylene nonetheless can’t withstand an outdated pal’s request: hunt down and thieve a weird and wonderful set of artifacts. additionally at the hunt is a superb yet certifiably loopy sorceress decided to stomp a person who will get in her means. yet Raylene’s largest challenge is that the demise of Ian’s vaunted patriarch appears to be like to have made him the subsequent aim of a few blood-sucking sociopaths.  Now Raylene needs to clutch up the powerful relics, clear up a homicide, and hold Ian safe—all whereas keeping off a psychotic sorceress. yet a minimum of she won’t be by myself. a lady may perhaps do much worse for a companion than an ass-kicking drag queen—right?

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The House’s pass judgement on has died. That’s all I know—that’s the entire message stated. ” He held it up, and that i observed that Domino’s slightly useful handwriting had in reality recorded not anything extra specific approximately no matter what have been stated. apartment pass judgement on died. name San Francisco. “Shit,” I acknowledged. “Maybe, probably not,” he answered, yet he seemed like a guy desirous to utilize a nasty scenario. “It will be a chance for me to withdraw from them for reliable. ” “Bullshit. if you happen to notion something beneficial may perhaps come of this, you wouldn’t be weaseling round.

If i will supply your brother his father’s assassin, you by no means comprehend. it'd be sufficient to meet him. ” “It won’t. ” “But it won’t damage, both. And if Atlanta had a hand in his demise, and that i can turn out it … it’ll gum up their plans to take San Francisco by means of genteel strength. ” He relented with a sigh, and positioned his different hand at the desk so i may carry that one, too. “All correct. you will have a cellphone quantity for him? ” I reclaimed my hand and dug round in my bag. “Yes, I do. and that i picked out a cellular phone only for the get together.

I’ve continuously puzzled) I would’ve loved whatever both lowbrow and gauche, yet much less densely populated. Too overdue to alter my brain. And simply whilst i used to be pondering the little scumbag used to be going to be past due, merely to torture me—as if I ever did whatever to him—the door opened with a electronic chime that just about not anyone else heard over the shouted orders for beer or fruity beverages and the busker somebody’d ill-advisedly introduced interior and given a microphone. I heard the chime. I craned my neck to go searching the ass of the one serving woman, and there he was once.

Don’t yell. I’m here. And you—get us out of right here. ” With a draw of his elbow he threw the Hummer into apparatus, yet no longer with out complaining. “You introduced her alongside for the experience? have you ever thoroughly misplaced your brain this time? ” “I couldn’t go away her,” I countered. “People have been taking pictures at her. and she or he appeared great. ” “Nice? ” He hit the gasoline and the wheels spun, then stuck and shot us ahead. The windshield wipers have been banging backward and forward complete tilt, doing nearly not anything to transparent the view yet giving it the ol’ university try out.

Ian prodded me first. “Raylene, you acknowledged you had a plan and that i acknowledged ‘oh no. ’ is that this the half the place you let us know precisely how a lot ‘oh no’ we should be feeling? this case. ” He waved towards the place he knew Isabelle was once sitting, cross-legged at the flooring beside her brother. “It might get very tough, politically. She killed the pinnacle of a House …” “By accident,” I interjected. “Regardless, it’s been pinned at the Atlanta House—” “As it rightly should’ve been, on account that Isabelle is technically nonetheless a member of the Barrington extended family.

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