~Sometimes deceit is easier to believe than the truth.~
Montana Thomas falls asleep with the woman he loves in his arms, but wakes up to her bloody corpse. With the murder weapon in his hand and no memory of what happened, he needs his brother to help him deal with the confusion and grief.
But Dakota is three thousand miles away deep in government testing.
The stage has been set and all the players are in motion. All the unknown director has to do is sit back and wait for his true objective to be played out. In an expert game of cat and mouse, the Thomas brothers are subject to manipulation that has no equal. The only people they can trust is each other...if they can survive long enough to find the truth within the maze of misdirection and deceit.
~Cleaning out the attic can uncover secrets best left hidden.~
In an ongoing effort to help Harry find his way out of depression, Emaline enlists his help to clean out her grandfather's attic. Among the surprises is an old shoebox holding letters to a great-aunt who was known for her distrust of men. What she discovers in the letters arouses a terrible suspicion, and Harry agrees to use his police connections to find answers that will prove them false. They hope.
~Somewhere in the middle? As if. In Everly's eyes, Roone is out of this world. ~
Though Everly Sayers makes every effort to be friendly to new student Roone Thorsen, he doesn't actually acknowledge her until he needs help with physics. Tall and a little on the teddy-bear side physically speaking, Roone falls somewhere in the middle when it come to the guys in her senior class, words actually imprinted on the black cause bracelet he wears.
Turns out they have more than seventh period study hall in common. They're both avoiding dating if for different reasons. Since the best way to deter wannabe suitors is to be involved in a real relationship, they decide to fake one even if it means they'll have to show up at the Christmas dance as a couple.
That night is an eye opener for Everly on several levels. First of all, Roone is quite a sight in his tux, which shows off his muscular frame instead of camouflaging it the way his boxy casual clothing does. Second, the kiss they share just for show somehow rocks her world. And third, with a flick of a finger, Roone mysteriously maneuvers a rogue chandelier that crashes to the crowded floor, saving a lot of dancers in the process.
Or did he? Not quite believing her eyes, which suddenly have hearts in them, Everly is reluctant to admit that Roone is not only as far from somewhere in the middle as possible, he just might be out of this world.
~How many should die to keep one person alive?~
Dr. Dakota Thomas isnít prepared for the gunshot victim who rolls through his emergency room doors. Michael Ricco looks like a young Marine in a world of trouble, his dog tags, however tell a different story.
How could the military have no record of him? Why was he shot in the back in the middle of the desert, and why were thirteen people murdered to keep his secret? More than that, how could he have a birth date of 1898?
In a world where genetic experimentation pushes the boundaries of what someone would do to live a little longer, the question may be, how many will die in order to keep one person alive?