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The Dangerous Edge of Things (Tai Randolph, Book 1)

By Tina Whittle

Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun store is her greatest headache — until eventually she unearths a murdered corpse in her brother's driveway. Even worse, her supposedly decent brother starts behaving in decidedly non-innocent methods, like fleeing to the Bahamas and leaving her with either a murder in her lap and the pointed suspicions of the Atlanta PD directed her method. abruptly, she has to fear approximately clearing her personal identify, not only that of her wayward sibling.            

Complicating her look for solutions is Trey Seaver, box agent for Phoenix, an particular company protection company employed to enquire the crime. Trey is brave, centred, and — a lot to Tai's dismay — totally impervious to bribes, threats and smart deceptions. nonetheless in restoration from the auto twist of fate that left him cognitively and emotionally broken, Trey has developed a global of walk in the park and routine. He has strong humans to reply to to, and the final factor he desires is an unpredictable stranger "detecting" on Phoenix turf.           

Tai's inquiry leads her from the cold-eyed glamour of Atlanta's grownup leisure scene to the gilded treachery of Tuxedo street. strength suspects abound, together with violent stalkers, vengeful sisters, and a paparazzo with a flavor for meth. yet it takes one other homicide — and threats to her personal existence — to make Tai detect that to resolve this crime, she has to belief the main harmful guy she's ever met.  

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She eyed the plastic bag with out response and summoned a bellboy to cart it to my room. He pressed his lips jointly tight, scuffling with a smile, then bore it away. That used to be while i realized the guy status on the different finish of the counter, observing me. He was once excellent taking a look, broad-shouldered and lean, with coal-colored hair brushed again smartly from his brow. His clothes marked him as one of many company crowd—black go well with, white blouse, black tie, it all completely adapted, most likely fashion designer. The clerk spotted the guy too and smiled his means. He didn’t smile again. i spotted the earpiece then—tiny, black, discreet. “Security man? ” She smiled. “That’s Mr. Seaver, sure. He frequently works upstairs, yet he’s gazing the foyer this night. ” “Is he consistently this…intense? ” “He’s very thorough. ” She laughed a bit. “You should have performed whatever to make him suspicious. ” “Discovered a lifeless physique previous. you think may be it? ” Her eyes widened. “The lady they discovered in Virginia Highland? ” I nodded. the fellow used to be nonetheless gazing me. Pointedly. The clerk seemed involved. “If you require any detailed safeguard measures, I’m sure—” “No, I’m sturdy, thank you. ” I signed my identify simply as my cell went off. I tossed the major card in my tote bag and moved in the back of a baggage cart. safeguard man stayed concentrated. It was once Rico. i attempted to maintain my voice low. “Where have you ever been? I known as you six hours in the past! ” “Don’t even commence, female offspring. Boss Lady’s received me operating the Kanye concert—I informed you this, like, 1000000 times—and I didn’t get a holiday till fifteen mins in the past. Are you ok? ” Across the foyer, safety man moved down the counter, the place he exchanged a couple of phrases with the clerk. She smiled at him, chatting whereas she labored the pc. He nodded at no matter what she was once asserting, yet stored his eyes slanted in my course. “I’m fantastic. lower than surveillance, yet high-quality. ” “Uh oh. That sounds undesirable. ” “We’ll see. rattling, it’s stable to listen to from you. ” “Same right here. good, with the exception of the half the place you gave my identify to the law enforcement officials. Who simply confirmed up, incidentally, and requested me a host of questions on the place you have been this afternoon. ” I apologized and crammed him in on my scenario. At his finish, I heard muted crowd noise and the flurry of keystrokes on his machine. He had steelworker palms with lengthy thick palms, darkish as chocolate, yet he may well kind like a home on fireplace. He labored tech help at an area PR enterprise, which intended that he logged a few loopy hours, however it additionally intended he was once on best of just about each piece of breaking information within the higher Metro quarter. “Glad to listen to your aspect of things,” he acknowledged. “All I knew was once I came to visit to Mick’s to snatch a burger, and there you have been at the huge display, taking a look all Courtney Love and shit. after which I observed your seventeen messages, after which the cops—” “I’m on television? What channel? ” “All of them, all announcing a similar thing—that you stumbled on a physique, an individual named Eliza Compton. ” extra tap-tapping. “The Fox web site has pictures up. ” “What else are they asserting? ” “Shot to demise in quiet cul-de-sac.

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