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|Double Jeopardy (standard:mystery, 2417 words) [1/13] show all parts|
|Author: Sarah Spenser||Updated: Oct 15 2005||Views/Reads: 2419/1292||Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Allison and Connor are back in this sequel to Just Before Dawn. Allison is investigating the disappearance of five teenagers, she soon finds out that theyare linked to the mob. Which could land her and her unborn child in peril!.|
Double Jeopardy By Sarah Spenser Book Jacket Information When crime reporter Allison Shure is assigned to investigate the disappearance of five teens, she finds the case humdrum. Until she discovers that the teenagers' disappearance is linked to Chadwick Batano, the largest mob boss on the East Coast. In order to unlock this mystery, Allison must revisit a dark secret in her past, which if exposed threatens to destroy her marriage. To further complicate matters, Allison is pregnant and her husband, Connor fears for her safety and that of their unborn child. As Allison begins to receive death threats, it is clear that she is in too deep, but can she get out before it's too late? Sequel to Just Before Dawn. Chapters 1. News Room 2. Unexpected News 3. Calling Card 4. Past Revisited 5. Ultimate Peril 6. On the Stand 7. The Explosion 8. Labor of Love 9. Great Escape 10. Double Jeopardy 1. News Room Connor woke to the piercing sound of the alarm. He quickly silenced it, as he squinted to read the clock. It was only 6, but he had to be at the station by 8. He was working on a cold case that had just heated up again. In the past five years, 5 teenagers all boys had disappeared after buying drugs. Connor wasn't sure what the new police chief Charlie Chattum was up to, but he knew he had to work hard. It put a strain on his marriage though. Sometimes, he didn't get home until 9 or 10 at night. Allison never complained, but inside he knew she was upset with him. Quite honestly, he didn't blame her, she worked hard to make their marriage what it was, and he loved her for it. They had only been married a year and it seemed idyllic, little did he know what was bubbling under the surface. He glanced at Allison, it was unusual for her to still be asleep. Usually, she woke him in the morning. He reached over and shook her. “Allie?” she opened her eyes and smiled at him. “Is it morning already?” she asked sleepily kissing him lightly. “Unfortunately.” “Oh, do we have to go to work?” she asked reaching for her robe and slippers. “Are you okay, sweetness? You're usually up before me.” “Well, I had a bad night. I think I'm coming down with the flue. I was up earlier, I guess I must've dozed off.” “And you didn't wake me? I would've helped you.” She smiled weakly, she looked pale and he worried about her. “I didn't want to wake you. Besides, I'm sure I'll be fine. What do you want for breakfast?” “What are you making?” “Whatever your heart desires, my love.” She said kissing him more passionately. “You.” “I don't think I can find a tray big enough. How does bacon and eggs sound?” “Great. I'm going to jump in the shower.” “Okay, I'll start the coffee.” As Allison walked to the kitchen, a wave of dizziness enveloped her. She almost fell as she desperately reached for the kitchen chair. The last thing she remembered, was heading over to the coffee pot. Connor cursed, the hot water heater must be broken. His shower was freezing cold, and as he got out he shivered. He toweled off and put his robe on. He wanted Allison to get another bottle of shampoo since he had used the last of it. “Allie?” he waited for her reply, but she didn't answer. Thinking this was strange, since he heard the coffee pot brewing he called louder. “Allison?” no answer. He was getting worried now, he raced into the kitchen and found her on the floor. “Allison! Can you hear me?” she could barely speak, and she was burning up. “Allison?” she looked at him through unfocused eyes. “Connor? What happened?” “I'm not sure. Did you hit your head? What's the last thing you remember, sweetheart?” she sat up slowly, and tried to focus on his question. “Uh ... going to turn on the coffee pot.” She was shaking, in spite of the radiators pumping at full throttle. Connor got her an afghan as he helped her to the couch. “I don't think I hit my head, I think I got dizzy.” “Okay, well I'm calling Doug you can't work today.” Doug Stanton was head of Fallwood Connecticut's most watched news station WFTR. “No, Connor I have to go in. I promised him I'd investigate the disappearance of some teenagers. I ...” “Allison, listen to me, sweetheart. You just passed out you're in no condition to work.” “I have to. Maybe he'll let me put in half a day.” She said rubbing her head, he noticed that she still continued to shiver, despite the hot coffee she was drinking. “Allison, you're burning up. Click here to read the rest of this story (141 more lines)
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