Betrayed by Jacqui Rose

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By Jacqui Rose

She relied on the fellow she enjoyed. It used to be the main harmful issues she had ever performed …

A gripping tale of gangs, medications, ladies and unbreakable bonds. excellent for fanatics of Martina Cole and Mandasue Heller.

No you could contact Del Williams – the toughest gangster in Soho. He’s received the monopoly at the medicinal drugs, the golf equipment and the women – it’d be a mistake to underestimate him. the only individual he’d take a bullet for is hard, appealing Bunny Barker, mom in their daughter Star.

Bunny is set to guard celebrity from ‘life’ yet Del has loads of enemies. while a well-known face seems from their prior, their kinfolk is placed into negative possibility. Can Bunny defend celebrity from the demons of her personal previous, and her very worst nightmare?

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Quicktime freezes the world into a slideshow of still frames. In the combat autism, the world always makes sense. Zoom in. In the heart of whiteness, there is a machine, a fraction of a millimetre long: a sleek thing like a dagger, with delicate petals protruding from its hilt. Faces, carved around the needlelike tip. A Sobornost device— The knife-flower moves. Even in quicktime, it is like a wasp, dancing a deadly dance amongst Perhonen’s butterfly avatars. Its strobing beam sweeps along the cabin’s wall, dancing in a random pattern, leaving behind a fiery scrawl.

To remind myself how much there is to fix. ’ Abu says nothing. Tawaddud cradles the hot wrap in her hands for warmth. ’ she asks. No point in pretending anymore. ‘What the body thief called you,’ Abu says. ’ Tawaddud sighs. ‘Yes, the stories are true. I ran away from my first husband to the City of the Dead. A jinn there took care of me. ’ ‘A jinn. ’ ‘Some call him that. ’ That’s what Tawaddud first thought as well: a story come to life, the Father of Body Thieves, who came to Sirr a hundred years ago and became half the city.

Says the girl, suddenly. ‘Where am I? ’ The acrobat takes a step forward, but Tawaddud holds up one hand. ’ She looks into the girl’s eyes. ‘Go away, Ahmad. Let this girl’s self-loop swallow you. Go back to the City, and I won’t tell the Repentants where your lair is. ’ The girl tears herself from the acrobat’s grip and leaps up. ‘Bitch! I will eat your—’ Tawaddud speaks the first syllables of the Thirty-Seventh Secret Name. The girl hesitates. Then she lays down on the mat on the floor. ‘You win,’ she says.

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