By Tina Whittle

The puppy days of summer time have arrived, and Tai Randolph is feeling the warmth. operating her uncle's gun store is extra tough than she ever imagined. Her ally Rico is competing for a countrywide slam poetry identify. And Atlanta is overrun with 1000's of fame-hungry functionality poets clogging all of the strong bars.
She's additionally obtained her brand-new courting with company defense agent Trey Seaver to house. SWAT-trained and rule-obsessed, Trey has a mind geared for records and movement charts, now not romance. And whereas Tai unearths him irresistibly interesting, courting a human lie detector who can kill together with his naked fingers is a a bit of precarious undertaking.
after which simply whilst she thinks she could get a deal with on issues, one in all Rico's fellow poets is murdered . . . and Rico turns into the major suspect.
Tai pushes up her sleeves and is derived to his security with each trick in her e-book a bit mendacity right here, a bit snooping there. Trey wishes her off the case instantly. So does Rico. each poet in Atlanta has a mystery, it sort of feels, and one in every of them is keen to kill to maintain theirs quiet. yet another person desires her at the task, a person shedding nameless clues and clandestine tip-offs her approach. a person with an time table that is taking a look both definitely heroic . . . or downright lethal.
Will Tai's courting with Trey continue to exist one other foray into novice sleuthing? or even extra importantly, will she?

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I well-known the phrases. He used to be telling me it used to be unpredictable, with a number of ways in which issues may get it wrong, and that the tiniest unsuitable factor had a bent to spiral right into a large improper factor. “You be aware of I don’t practice good in non-linear platforms, now not anymore. Yesterday’s occasions end up it. i will be able to defend Rico, or i will be able to defend you. I can’t do either. And if I’m compelled to choose…” His voice trailed off, and he sat again within the chair, flinging his stare upon the some distance wall. “You can’t ask that of me. ” My belly damage. Hell, every thing damage. i needed to argue, yet Trey wasn’t telling me approximately my personality flaws, or making excuses for his. He used to be handing me truth in a simple brown wrapper, now not a unmarried lovely bow in sight. “I comprehend every thing you’re announcing, Trey. yet I can’t leave out the largest second of my most sensible friend’s lifestyles. and also you can’t ask that of me. ” We stared at one another, a canyon of compromise among us. within the subsequent mattress, Rico stretched and rolled over. His eyes snapped with annoyance. “If you will hand over all this angst-riddled explaining approximately what you could and can’t probably do…I have an concept. ” *** The health care professional listened to my chest yet another time ahead of signing my orders. “You’re sturdy to move, Ms. Randolph. I’ll installed the discharge papers. ” He made markings on a clipboard. “Do you may have someone the following with you? ” A voice from the corridor interrupted my answer. “Don’t fear, document. She’s coated. ” It used to be Garrity. He grinned. “Trey known as. He stated he and Rico are reviewing the protocol for this night. So he despatched me to fetch you and take you to his position sooner than I head into paintings, a plan he acknowledged you weren't going to argue with. Is that so? ” I exhaled intentionally. “Yes. that's so. ” Garrity popped his fingers on his hips. “Well, that’s a candy shock, you being all docile. ” I set my jaw. “Don’t get used to it. as soon as the finals are over, it’s enterprise as traditional. ” *** When the elevator ultimately reached Trey’s flooring, Garrity shouldered my bag whereas I maneuvered the crutches. It was once more durable than it regarded, yet Garrity was once sufferer. on the door, he pulled a key from his pocket. He checked out me optimistically, then his eyes skipped sideways, then again to me, nonetheless smiling. It used to be a pretend smile. I frowned. “What’s happening? ” The door swung open. after which I smelled it. Ham. And there Rico stood, surrounded via the group, conserving a platter of biscuits. there has been a smattering of applause from the dozen or so humans crowded into Trey’s lounge. I observed Frankie and Padre inside their very own separate knots of supporters, Vigil with a graceful dark-skinned Amazon on his arm. Even the media had a presence, together with Sloane together with her reporter’s bag and one Hollywood chap with a digital camera on his shoulder and an entourage of underlings. Trey himself stood in his nook via the window, fingers folded tight. Uh oh, i presumed. yet then he seemed my manner, and if the wrinkle among his eyes didn’t disappear, it did melt. “Don’t simply stand there, hobble on in,” Rico stated. bankruptcy Forty-four “Dammit, Rico, you recognize I hate surprises.

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