By Linda Howard
Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her well known novels Dream guy and Son of the Morning, long island occasions bestselling writer Linda Howard has written a scorching new novel that's her so much bold, interesting, and unique but.
In 1985, with a lot fanfare, a time tablet used to be buried below front garden of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. yet simply two decades later, at nighttime, the tablet is dug up, its contents stolen. that very same evening, one of many participants to the tablet is brutally slain in his home–with no signal of pressured access or indication of a fight. one after the other, others who had put goods within the time tablet are murdered.
Besides his suspicions concerning the surprising, mysterious visual appeal of Nikita Stover, the leader investigator, Knox Davis, has completely no leads. And whereas Nikita’s no assassin, she appears to be like hiding lots of secrets and techniques. With extra at stake than someone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is set to seize this crafty killer–while while combating her personal deepening emotions for a guy and for a global during which she doesn’t belong.
When readers crave a seductive novel of unrelenting suspense with a mystical twist, Linda Howard promises repeatedly . . . make that Killing Time–a appealing, character-rich tale that races alongside on a breathless plot choked with motion and intimacy, romance and threat, thrills and intrigue.
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She, nevertheless, had in basic terms to find him. If McElroy had performed his activity safely, she didn’t have an inkling of the UT’s id, which was once his, Byron’s, greatest shield. no matter if she observed him, she may most likely imagine in simple terms that reinforcements have been despatched. it's going to by no means take place to her to suspect a fellow agent. however, maybe bringing Ruth alongside had now not been the neatest procedure, yet he hadn’t recognized that on the time. utilizing her had appeared moderate; she was once a girl and, as such, much less threatening to a different lady. It used to be additionally attainable that the multitude of cellphone calls had, rather than increase frustration, backfired through making Ruth look rather less than sane. yet both not anyone used to be in Knox Davis’s condominium, or the occupant was once way more cautious than he can have kind of anticipated. the following time, he could use stealth. humans have been way more careless once they didn’t recognize they have been being watched. 24 After the automobile left back, Nikita waited part an hour at the hours of darkness, awaiting its go back. She nonetheless couldn’t make sure they hadn’t parked up the road someplace to monitor the home, risking alarming the pals, yet at the very least they have been not parked in entrance of this condominium. After part an hour, she moved quietly during the condominium, no longer turning on any extra lighting as she did so. She had already checked all of the home windows to ensure they have been locked, yet now she checked to determine that every one the curtains have been thoroughly pulled, so not anyone may well see in. this whole night had pissed off her virtually to her restrict. First the ringing mobile, again and again and over, and at last the feeling of being hunted, within the one position the place she used to be alleged to be secure, had grated on her nerves. The night had given her a complete new appreciation for harassment fees; federal brokers didn’t need to care for these, yet occasionally harassment used to be a part of an escalating development that may finish with federal statutes comparable to kidnapping being violated. After only one night of it, Nikita was once able to do violence. She couldn’t think humans facing it on a continuous foundation. After an hour had handed with out incident, she carefully moved again to the lounge, the place the tv droned on. might be she used to be being too wary, yet she nonetheless saved low so she wouldn’t throw any shadows at the curtains. She additionally stored her handbag and guns handy, and slipped the tiny mobile phone into her pocket. Then she stretched out at the sofa and attempted to monitor tv, attempted to chill, yet each time a vehicle drove through, she tensed and misplaced tune of what she used to be gazing as she listened to ensure the automobile wasn’t preventing. Over an hour later a motor vehicle did gradual, and switch in to the driveway. She waited; logically, that are meant to be Knox returning domestic, yet she wasn’t assuming whatever. It wasn’t till the auto pulled round again that she made her option to the kitchen and peeked to ensure that it was once Knox’s vehicle prior to she unlocked the door. She held her finger as much as her lips as he entered the darkish kitchen.