By Laurel Dewey
Here's the gut-wrenching, heartrending tale of hard-bitten Denver murder detective Jane Perry and nine-year-old Emily Lawrence. Emily has witnessed the homicide of her mom and dad — murders professionals think have ties to a bigger wave of crime. yet Emily can’t keep in mind something concerning the killings. while the murderers come after Emily, Jane’s boss sends the 2 of them to a distant city in Colorado. There, Jane, who doesn’t have a maternal bone in her physique, needs to pose as Emily’s mom and function her protector. while, she must support Emily slowly bear in mind the devastating occasion with no traumatizing her extra. And whereas she does so, the killer is ultimate in . . . .Protector marks the debut of Jane Perry, an immensely wrong, totally sympathetic personality. she's going to surprise you, confound you, astonish you, and eventually grip your soul.
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Jane stopped for a second and watched how the kid clung to her mother. If Jane weren’t already late to Weyler’s office, she would have followed them down to assault to get the skinny on the story. But instead, she took a sharp right and another left into the homicide department. Chapter 3 Jane forgot to prepare herself for the intense sunlight that filled the homicide department, radiating from the wall of windows that faced 13th Street. Between the piercing brightness and banks of fluorescent lights, Jane likened it to walking into the eye of a comet.
Jane, Weyler just made me point person in a double murder I can really put to bed. But you and I have to work together on it. This case, Jane, is gonna put me . . ” Jane regarded Chris with an incredulous glare. ” Chris moved closer, tilting his head in an awkward manner. ” Jane pulled her body away from him. “Jane! ” Chris yelled in a desperate tone. Jane spun around and continued down the stairs to the basement where the evidence room was located. Chris leaned over the railing. “Jane! ” Jane swung open the basement door and entered the huge evidence entry area.
Sit down . . Jane,” Weyler said, this time with more equanimity. Jane reluctantly obliged. “You’ve got a lot on your plate right now. ” Jane was caught off guard by Weyler’s remark. Between the nightmares and booze binge, she’d conveniently forgotten about her ailing father. “Yeah, that’s right. How did you . . What? ” Jane tried to act like she cared. “And the whole failing liver thing, that’s not helping matters. So, he’s pretty much . . screwed. ” “I’m sorry,” Weyler said. “Hey, it is what it is,” Jane said with a shrug of her shoulders.
Protector by Laurel Dewey