Blood Orchids (Lei Crime, Book 1) by Toby Neal

By Toby Neal

Fast moving crime secret with a slightly of romance, readers name Blood Orchids "un-putdownable"!

Hawaii is palm timber, black sand, and blue water - yet for policewoman Lei Texeira, there's a depressing part to paradise. Lei has triumph over a scarred previous to make a lifestyles for herself as a cop within the sleepy titanic Island city of Hilo. On a regimen patrol she reveals murdered children - one among whom she'd lately busted. With its echoes of her personal prior, the murdered girl's harsh lifestyles and tragic dying impact Lei deeply. She turns into obsessed - while the killer is interested in Lei's depth, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying along with her sanity. regardless of her obsession with the case and worry that she's being stalked, Lei unearths herself falling in love for the 1st time. Steaming volcanoes, black sand shores, and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei's quest for solutions - and the stalker is nearer than she will think, as threads of the previous tangle in her destiny. Lei is decided to discover the killer - yet he is familiar with the place to discover her first.

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No, dammit, he didn’t have the stake, and he needed it. So, for now, he needed her. Later, when he was several thousand miles from New York, they could negotiate terms. ” “Hundred? ” He kept his speed to a steady fifty-five now. He couldn’t afford to get pulled over. ” “Terrific. ” “Two hundred, plus the five thousand you owe me. And—” She reached into her purse. ” Grinning, she held up a gold American Express card. ” Doug stared at it, then threw back his head and laughed. Maybe she was more trouble than she was worth, but he was beginning to doubt it.

She threw the car into first and zipped across the intersection. The Lincoln immediately picked up the pace. ” “Of course they’re following,” Doug spat out. ” Mostly out of curiosity, Whitney punched the gas and turned down Fifty-seventh. The Lincoln stayed with her. “They’re really following,” she said again, but with a grin of excitement. ” She turned the grin on him. ” Before he could respond, she gunned the engine and was off like a shot. This was definitely the most interesting way to spend the evening she could imagine.

Doug glanced around the high-priced room that was hardly bigger than a broom closet. She’d charge him for the room, too, he realized, narrowing his eyes at the connecting door. Whitney MacAllister had a mind like a CPA. And a face like… With a half grin he shook his head and lay back. He’d better keep his mind off her face, and her other attributes. It was her money he needed. Women had to wait. Once he had what he was going for, he could swim neck-deep in them if he wanted. The image was pleasant enough to keep him smiling for another minute.

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