By Shawn Hopkins
While Jack's spouse's mother sends him and Stacey on a two-week cruise, they're made up our minds to utilize it, to ignore the melanoma and its chilly grip on their future.
Planning to revisit the sooner days in their marriage, and the unbridled romance that outlined it, they'll lose themselves in paradise whereas construction the get to the bottom of had to undergo the arrival hell.
At least that was once his plan...
Instead, he'll be solid into an ocean of deceit and darkish conspiracy that may throw into doubt all that he holds expensive during this international, placing to the try out simply how a lot love can actually believe...hope...and suffer.
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He could feel the force of it, trying to nudge him away from the car, trying to coax him into the arms of the current. The cold seeped into him like a seductive whisper, trying to weaken his resolve. It was the voice of the storm. The storm wanted to kill him. He could feel it. It wanted him floating and turning down the street like the drowned man. He was already shivering, already growing weak with the cold. Peter Patterson held on to the car door with one hand, using all the strength that was left in his freezing fingers.
Now he was here and he was looking right at her, looking at her tear-streaked face. He could see her praying and choking, helpless in Benny's hands. And he felt awful for her. He knew he ought to forget about it, ignore Benny and just grab the money so they could get out when Benny was done with her. He knew if he started trouble now, they were sure to get caught. That meant prison for Shannon, prison for life. But look at her, he thought. An image flashed in his mind of the girl getting dressed for work in the morning, turning this way and that in front of her mirror, pleased because her blouse looked pretty on her.
He saw the silhouetted figures of the looters splashing around in the firelight and caught glimpses of their bright, dead faces. He still had one hand on Peter Patterson's shoulder and the other on the knife. With a sickening thrill, he felt—or thought he felt—Peter Patterson's heartbeat pulsing in the knife handle. The pulse weakened and faded away and was gone. Ramsey wrestled the knife free and straightened, knee-deep in the water. He let the knife slip out of his hand. It plopped into the flood and sank down, gleaming dully and then more dully until it settled, dim silver, on the bottom beside Patterson's body.
A Man Overboard by Shawn Hopkins