Kiss of Death (Sophie Anderson)

By P. D. Martin

A younger woman's physique is located with puncture marks on her neck, and shortly the scrumptious notice vampire is on everyone's lips. All of FBI profiler Sophie Anderson's skills—psychic and psychological—will be wanted for her to figure out even if this was once a thrill kill or anything much more sinister.

Exploring the blood bars and Goth golf equipment of L.A., Sophie immerses herself within the seductive tradition of self-styled vampires. Posing because the eye-catching girl Veronica and infiltrating a infamous extended family, Sophie will research simply how deep the delusion is going for a few believers.

When lifestyles calls for dying, not anything is sacred.

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He laughs. “Hell, no. We’re a step up at the evolutionary scale. ” He scratches his eyebrow. “A robust large step at that. ” “I do feel…you recognize, diverse. designated. ” He nods. “Exactly. ” There’s a clumsy silence ahead of I say, “I don’t understand what to do approximately Anton and After darkish. He appeared so great and that i hoped he’d question me to hitch his apartment. ” “But you don’t are looking to subscribe to now, do you? now not with the homicide? ” “Maybe he didn’t do it. ” Winters appears to be like away, after which again at me. “You’d be anticipating many years besides. Anton not often we could new individuals in and whilst he does there are such a lot of checks. ” He shakes his head. “It takes a while. ” Winters leans ahead. “You may still sign up for my apartment. You’d be excellent. ” “You’ve bought your individual condo? ” “Sure. We’ve bought 4 different male vamps, one woman vamp, plus 3 woman donors all of us use on a regular basis. ” he is taking one other gulp of beer, eyes on me. “Hey, you need to come meet every person. We’re hooking up after this. We’d love you to come back. ” He places his surrender mine. “I’d love you to come back. ” not like with Ward, i believe no allure to this guy. relatively, his hand feels chilly and clammy, reminding me of a corpse, and i've to manage the robust compulsion to withdraw my hand and run as quickly as i will to my vehicle. “We’re a pleasant, laid-back condo and since we’re simply beginning I’m searching for new individuals. ” “I don’t know…” “Just come meet each person and we’ll take it from there. ” without warning i think light-headed. I stare on the beer. may possibly he have drugged me? My respiring will get shallower. “Come on, let’s pass. include me. ” The voice swims in my head, vaguely making feel. subsequent factor i do know I’m status up. Damien Winters holds out his hand. “Come on, Veronica. ” Veronica? using my alias snaps me out of it. I relax down. Winters glares at me. “Come on, Veronica. ” I nonetheless believe susceptible, giddy and a bit tempted, yet I’m acutely aware adequate of my atmosphere to carry my flooring. Winters sits down back and is set to speak while my BlackBerry earrings. I won’t be ignoring this name. i would like out of this case and rancid Winters’ radar. He glances round as I commence fishing for my cellphone. “I bet it’ll need to wait. See you quickly, Veronica. ” He strikes in and crops a kiss on my lips, catching me without notice, then leaves speedy. one other wave of dizziness hits me, now not that distinct to the sensation i am getting after a very severe imaginative and prescient. What the hell did he do just to me? “Hello? ” I choose up simply in time. “Hey, it’s Sloan. We’ve simply comprehensive speaking to Paula Torres. ” “And? ” My voice is a bit shaky. “It used to be bizarre. whilst Carey and that i became up, the girl who spoke back the door used to be donning denims and a T-shirt, no make-up, and he or she had brief brown hair. We requested to talk to Paula Torres and it seems we had her reside and in individual. ” “Double life,” I have the capacity to say. “Uh-huh. ” It takes all my focus to target Sloan and what she’s asserting. I simply are looking to lie down and fall asleep. “So what did she say? ” “She was once beautiful up entrance approximately it, really. stated that Sherry approached her yet used to be all for Ward.

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