"Hey, baby." I tossed my keys in the bowl on the entry table. Marisa came up and gave me a big smooch. I held on longer than usual, appreciating her touch and her lips, as the news about Arthur's wife lingered in the back of my mind. I asked Marisa to sit on our old plaid couch, and I explained the bizarre, agonizing story from our friend. A worried crease formed between her watery eyes. "My God, Michael, what can we do to help? I'm really afraid for her, and I'm sure Arthur is a wreck, especially since he has no way of contacting her." Marisa ran her fingers through her thick locks of highlighted curls.
"You should have seen Stu and his family today. They were devastated. I think they believed Courtney was just like any other teenager, going through regular ups and downs, dating and maybe experimenting a bit. But in their worst nightmares they never imagined she could be drugged up and discarded." A lump formed in my throat as I recalled the depressing scene.
"Dear God, you're alive, you're alive!" Arthur said over and over again, holding Trudy's face and her naked body. She tried to speak, but her sobbing interrupted any possible verbal response. Distracted momentarily by the unforgettable reunion, I felt something hitting my knee. Francisco was moving his arm. Arthur still had water left in his bottle, so we poured it into Francisco's mouth. He became more lucid then held his hand up to his head. I hadn't noticed the bleeding until then. "Did you get shot in the head, Francisco?" I asked. "I think it just grazed me, unless you see a bigger hole than I feel," he said sarcastically. I looked back at Arthur, and the three of us let out grateful sighs amidst half smiles. "Did you rescue Trudy?" "No, Francisco, you did. You saved all of our lives." Trudy buried her head in Arthur's chest, her emotions gushing from infinite relief.
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This is the second book in the series. As with first one you are taken by surprise. This story is about parent’s worst fears. DRUGS and their children. In this North Texas town illicit drugs have been taking lives of their children. It wasn’t until Michael Doyle takes on the drug dealers and kidnappers to protect and defend the town and friends. But will he be too late to save his own family? Or will the drugs take over the whole town? Only by reading this story will you find out.
This story is a fast paced story that you start reading and don’t want to put it down. The author has made an exciting and compelling story showing that greed can take many forms. Each of these stories in this series can and do stand alone. The author has done a great job of developing the each and every character in this book. That is plenty of greed, kidnapping, murder, suspense, and twists and turns. From the first page to the last one you will not be disappointed.