The Perfect Witness: A Novel

By Iris Johansen

She used to be definitely the right witness―until they discovered her.
When Teresa Casali used to be younger, she stumbled on that she might learn people's thoughts. yet this unusual present grew to become a curse while her mob boss father used Teresa to achieve the higher hand in his international of corruption and violence. uncovered via her family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa unearths herself defenseless and alone…until, from doubtless out of nowhere, she meets the mysterious Andre Mandak. Armed with a chilling set of talents, Mandak can guard Teresa and kill her pursuers. yet can she belief him?

Now she's the suitable target―and there is nowhere left to hide…
With Mandak's support, Teresa learns to regulate her strength prior to it consumes her. it really is his promise to get her into Witness safety that convinces Teresa to imagine a brand new identification: she turns into Allie Girard and attempts to overlook Teresa Casali ever existed. For years "Allie" lives an ordinary lifestyles with a brand new family…until the day her conceal is blown and the reality spreads like wildfire. Now she's going to need to use her finely-honed present to finish the probability that begun along with her family's betrayal. not anything can cease her from revealing the truth…even if it kills her.

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He smiled. “I simply did a bit exploratory research. I instructed you, i need to verify i will belief you. You don’t suppose any assorted, do you? ” He frowned. “No. ” “Of path, you don’t. Now take heed to me. I’m the following to do us either a desire. ” “That’s crap. ” “No. i'll have sliced your throat. I nonetheless might do this. ” He took the knife clear of Kobu’s throat. “But you've a greater likelihood with me than you do with Praland. He doesn’t like mess ups. Has he been a bit threatening? ” Stark worry. Panic. Kobu moistened his lips. “Maybe. ” “I idea so. Bruker wishes you out. You’re a lifeless guy, Kobu. ” “Not if I convey Praland your head,” Kobu stated viciously. “But you won’t manage to do this. You’ve attempted ahead of. ” He smiled. “And what if you happen to in some way controlled to kill me? You’re nonetheless jogging a tightrope. the subsequent time you fail Praland will be your final. ” He paused. “Think approximately one other state of affairs. The Devanez kinfolk deposits a hefty sum on your checking account, and also you burst off to a couple different association that may have fun with you. ” A flicker of curiosity crossed his face. “Money? ” “Iran has use for males of your adventure. I’m yes you’ve thought of it. ” “Yes,” he acknowledged slowly. The implants have been operating with slick precision, Mandak suggestion. “You may perhaps upward push to the pinnacle in a spot the place you weren’t being smothered through Bruker. In a 12 months, you have a palace like Praland’s. ” “This is all lies and bullshit. ” yet that wasn’t what he was once pondering. Kobu was once seeing himself with the ability and the riches. sure. it's going to take a substantial time to seal the deal, yet he was once on his manner. Persuasion, bribery, at the least threats, making the fascinating look totally attainable. move one other step. “You recognize much approximately Praland’s operation, and with the correct backing, you are capable of stroll in and take over. have you ever considered that? ” He watched the buzz start to stir. “You wish the area, Kobu? ” he requested softly. “I may give it to you. permit me let you know how I’m going to do it…” *   *   * “WHY HASN’T HE pop out of there? ” Allie’s palms clenched so difficult, her nails bit into her fingers. “It’s been over an hour. might be I should—” “No,” Sean whispered. “Do not anything, Allie. Or so aid me, I’ll knock you out and hold you again to the jeep. You acknowledged you weren’t going to take any motion until beneficial. ” yet that was once earlier than she’d needed to lie right here within the grass for over an hour along with her nerves stretched to the verge of collapse. effortless. There hadn’t been any noise. definitely, that used to be an exceptional signal. How the hell did she understand what was once a great signal? Kobu may have stabbed Mandak and used to be observing him bleed to dying. probably not. settle down. Mandak used to be clever, and he suggestion he knew what he was once doing. She was once praying he was once correct. Dammit, she must have pressured him to allow her choose him. This used to be tearing her aside, and she or he couldn’t endure it yet another— The bonding. He used to be relocating! He was once out of the tent and stepping into the woodland. “Out. ” She nudged Sean, then began wriggling backward until eventually they reached the thicker bushes. Then she jumped to her toes and commenced operating the path the place they’d left the jeep.

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