Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds Series)

By J.A. Jance

From New York Times bestselling writer J.A. Jance comes a chilling story of suspense, the place a cold-blooded assassin lures former newscaster Ali Reynolds right into a chilling net of on-line romance—and doom.

On a courting website, SingleatHeart.com, bored housewives can locate romance with married males trying to find intercourse with no strings. yet those “married singles” are flirting with greater than simply their vows. on the center of this doubtless blameless provider, a vengeful machine hacker is taking part in video games with people’s lives...and deaths.

Ex-television journalist Ali Reynolds simply desires a holiday from pleasure. in the course of a transform, the very last thing she expects is a homicide research that might cease the development on her domestic. but if the savagely murdered physique of stay-at-home mother Morgan Forester is located, Ali’s contractor Bryan is the leading suspect. Bryan swears he has not anything to do along with his wife’s murder—but because the research progresses Ali seems the single resident of Sedona who believes him.

Determined to turn out Bryan’s innocence, Ali unknowingly lands herself without delay within the course of a calculating killer. In an international jam-packed with encrypted computing device traps and life-threatening lies, will Ali be capable of decode the activities of a ruthless guy made up our minds to spoil women—before he makes use of his depraved site to discover her?

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Who're you? ” she demanded. “What the hell are you doing in my condominium? Who allow you to in? And where’s Leland Brooks? ” The man’s face twisted right into a sardonic grin. “So many questions,” he acknowledged, “and from a person who doubtless concept she already had the entire solutions. First permit me see that Glock of yours. I comprehend you by no means go away domestic with out it. Take it out from anyplace it really is you hold it. Take it out very conscientiously and positioned it correct there at the ground in entrance of you. Then stream again to the door and take a seat there. No heroics, Ms. Reynolds. One fake flow, and that i promise you, i'll pull the set off. ” He spoke so flippantly, so intentionally, that Ali had doubtless he intended each note. together with her center slamming wildly inside of her chest, she did as she’d been advised: She rigorously got rid of the Glock from its small-of-back holster and positioned it at the ground. Then, as directed, she moved again to the door and slid right down to the ground in entrance of it. How can this be occurring to me? she puzzled. Why didn’t I see it coming? There were no caution. None. One second issues had appeared thoroughly common. She were appearing the superbly traditional projects of entering into her apartment and shutting the door in the back of her. the following second her lifestyles was once at the line: there has been a stranger in her condo, and he or she was once staring down the barrel of a dangerous weapon. “You nonetheless haven’t advised me who you are,” she stated. together with her complete physique quaking, she struggled to regular her voice. She had to post a very good entrance and to sound much less threatened than she felt. “Why don’t you inform me who i'm? ” the guy back. simply then Ali heard a automobile pulling up within the driveway. A vehicle door slammed close. listening to it, she used to be terrified that college had set free early for a few unknown cause and her son, Chris, used to be approximately to stroll right into a catch. yet then a moment door slammed to boot. She heard the sound of imminent voices, of 2 males speaking. Her captor heard them, too. “Whoever it really is, dispose of them,” he whispered urgently. “Now! And no methods, both. ” whilst the doorbell clanged correct above Ali’s head, the sound used to be so loud it took her breath away. She knew that she had to demand support. somebody used to be correct there, at the some distance aspect of the door, but when she did name out and sound an alarm, what may take place? She will be useless, and so may perhaps the unsuspecting humans outdoor. for a very long time, she didn’t circulate and didn’t converse. “I stated put off them,” the guy hissed. The bell rang back. “Ali,” Jacky Jackson stated. “Your car’s parked correct open air. we all know you’re in there. Why aren’t you answering the door? ” “What do you need? ” Ali croaked, her voice cracking with a mix of worry and uncooked emotion. She attempted to tug herself jointly. I can’t permit him know the way scared i'm, she instructed herself. I can’t. “It’s Jacky,” the agent stated, as though she couldn’t realize his voice. “I’ve introduced a person alongside who desires to meet you. you must meet him, Ali. It’s very important. He desires to seek advice from you approximately that supply we mentioned the day before today. We’ve been searching for you all morning lengthy, traipsing in all places hell and long gone.

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