Mid Week Tease: From The White Lily

MWTease15Good morning. Today is Remembrance Day in Canada, the day we honor our soldiers who fought and died in foreign wars and at home though acts of terrorism.

This morning, I’m back with another tidbit from The White Lily.

The Blurb:

The Harvester is out there…watching, waiting, biding his time.

FBI cult specialist Lilith Munroe lives in dread that one day the man who tortured her when a case went bad will find her again. So leaving her sanctuary in Quantico to join the Harvester Task Force in Boston is her version of hell. But the Harvester is kidnapping babies, and Lilith’s profiling skills may mean the difference between life and death for the most innocent in society.

Australian millionaire and former member of the New Horizon commune Jacob Andrews returns to the United States searching for his sister. Instead of the happy reunion he expects, he discovers she is dead and his twin brother may be responsible. He agrees to lend his law enforcement skills to help find his former cult leader before the man can implement his plan to kill millions.

Now uneasy partners, Jacob and Lilith must learn to trust each other even as they fight their growing attraction. But when Lilith’s greatest fears materialize, will Jacob be able to set aside his anger and save the woman he loves?The White Lily

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Both the paramedics and the coroner’s vehicles were parked in front of the two-story colonial house along with two squad cars. Uniformed police officers from the closest precinct had cordoned off the area with yellow police tape. Several people crowded the sidewalk, trying to get a look, but so far, other than people in and out, there was nothing to see. This was your average upper middle class neighborhood. No one expected this level of violence here.

All of these ‘concerned citizens’ would have to be questioned, but others could handle most of that. Tom and Rob would follow up on anything of value in the neighborhood canvass, if the case stayed in their hands.

“Excuse me,” Lilith said trying to get through a group of women who’d closed ranks as soon as Rob has passed by. It happened all the time when she was with Chad, too, and no matter how hard she tried not to let it rattle her, it still did.
“Shoving won’t help, lady,” said one woman. “They won’t let you get any closer.”

“I think they will.” She smiled, her teeth clenched to prevent her from saying something nasty to the old bitch. Flashing her badge, she walked through the group who melted out of her way. She’d have a look inside before trying to get a statement from Miss Personality who probably knew exactly what went on in this neighborhood.

Catching up to Rob, she climbed the steps to the front porch, noting the brand new double stroller parked next to the glider swing. Multicolored geraniums, still in their prime, filled a couple of ornamental vases on each side of the door and hung from the ceiling in peat moss planters along the edge of the veranda above the railing. The gate that would’ve prevented access was open as was the front door. A uniformed officer stood in the doorway.

“Halliday and Munroe,” Rob said identifying both of them. “What have we got?”

“Two dead. Lindsay and Bryan Winchester. At five thirty-seven, a woman came running out of the house screaming bloody murder, and the neighbor called 9-1-1. She’s the one in the red swimsuit over there.”

He pointed to the woman who’d tried to stop her from following Rob. Figures

The White Lily is available from Amazon

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About mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.
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3 Responses to Mid Week Tease: From The White Lily

  1. Great snippet, Susanne, well done!

  2. angelicadawson says:

    Intriguing.

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