By K. R. Griffiths
1 evening. 1 urban. eight million humans. No caution. No safety...
Having survived the bloodbath aboard the doomed cruise send Oceanus, all Dan Bellamy desires is peace; an opportunity to head domestic and try to placed his lifestyles - and his brain - again jointly.
He's not likely to get it.
Dragged again to the united kingdom by means of the remainder contributors of the Rennick family members, Dan reveals himself once again pitched right into a nightmare. Vampires are emerging, collecting in strength for an attack on London that may blow the key in their life broad open, and Dan's captors are confident that he on my own holds the major to defeating them.
Dan is aware he has a few unusual reference to the creatures. difficulty is, as chaos erupts at the streets and the our bodies start to pile up round Dan, it appears like the vampires comprehend it, too...
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I appear to have lost my appetite,’ he said, pushing the plate away. With a sigh of boredom, he leaned back and draped a leg over the arm of his chair. Still ignoring her, he looked around the room at the black drapes covering the mirrors out of respect for his dead brother. ‘It’s this house,’ he finally spoke. ‘It’s so gloomy. ’ ‘There has been a death. ’ She dug her fingernails into her palms, to stop herself saying something she might later regret. ‘Yes, I know, but that was weeks ago. It is time to move on.
Timmy followed his gesture towards the barrels and almost cried out as realisation came. They were digging up the children and tossing them into these great fires. He had to stop it. No one should have to die twice. The rest of the workmen stood apart from the argument, whispering and casting fearful glances towards the two men. Timmy was about to leave when another machine, somewhat like the Earthmover, came thundering into view. It moved as if by magic – there were no horses pulling it. Sure it would crush the men in its path, he stood up to shout a warning.
She waited until Charles had disappeared into the distance, before going outside. Timmy stood rooted to the spot, still watching the rider, who was now no more than a dot on the horizon. It wasn’t until she had almost reached him that he became aware of her and turned around with guilty eyes. ’ ‘I know, Timmy, it’s all right,’ she patted his shoulder. It felt thin beneath her fingers. ’ ‘Yes, mistress. ’ She could see why her husband had been so fond of this boy. Always willing and not afraid of hard work John had said, but there was something else too.
Sundown (Adrift, Book 2) by K. R. Griffiths