The Dangerous Edge of Things: A Tai Randolph Mystery (Tai Randolph Series Book 1)

By Tina Whittle

Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun store is her greatest headache — till she reveals a murdered corpse in her brother’s driveway. Even worse, her supposedly first rate brother starts off 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 manner. all of sudden, she has to fret 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 defense company employed to enquire the crime. Trey is brave, concentrated, and — a lot to Tai’s dismay — totally impervious to bribes, threats and shrewdpermanent deceptions. nonetheless in restoration from the automobile twist of fate that left him cognitively and emotionally broken, Trey has developed a global of simple task and regimen. He has strong humans to respond to to, and the very last thing 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. capability suspects abound, together with violent stalkers, vengeful sisters, and a paparazzo with a flavor for meth. however it takes one other homicide — and threats to her personal existence — to make Tai discover that to resolve this crime, she has to belief the main harmful guy she’s ever met.

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Simply getting round to cleansing it up. ” yet Trey wasn’t being attentive. He positioned his briefcase at the counter and popped it open. “I’ll practice a easy sweep first, then make a decision if extra extensive measures are known as for. ” He scanned the store, making notes on his ubiquitous yellow pad. He frowned much. where did glance rough—wooden slats nailed the place the window was once, gravel and beaten glass and the detritus of a dozen legislation enforcement sneakers, the complete scene washed sallow through the fluorescent overheads. Trey pointed along with his pen. “The home windows have been stressed out to an alarm, yet now not the doorways. I don’t comprehend. ” I did. Eric used to be much less involved in conserving me secure than with holding tabs on me. i might have tripped a door alarm and spoiled his plan. My mood ignited back. while i ultimately bought my palms on him… Trey pointed on the ceiling. “What’s up there? ” “I don’t be aware of. move slowly area? ” “I’ll money it later. ” He moved in the back of the counter to envision the now-defunct surveillance digicam. He fingered the tangled wires and damaged black plastic like an archeologist perusing a pottery shard. “This is a instant procedure. while it used to be operational, it may be accessed via an online connection, either archived and real-time photos. ” “Meaning? ” “Meaning that registered clients may log in and examine the store at any time, from at any place. ” I dropped the broom and joined him in the back of the counter. “That capacity we will be able to see what occurred the evening it obtained smashed! ” “No, we can’t. The account is password safe. ” “You can’t override it? ” “I may possibly, yet that might make this a Phoenix state of affairs. I’d really retain it a desire. There are fewer issues that approach. and no more bureaucracy. ” I seemed to determine if he was once creating a comic story, yet his supply and expression have been either deadpan. I understood his aspect, despite the fact that. As ideas went, no longer related to Phoenix except completely helpful used to be effective with me. yet i used to be death to work out that pictures. He pulled a dossier folder from his briefcase. “Here’s one other replica of the deploy forms. I despatched units with Eric. You have been purported to get yours final week. ” i peeked in the course of the folder. not anything unforeseen. “What if the Kennesaw police officers themselves requested you for the pictures? might you override the password then? with no, you know…paperwork? ” “That will require a subpoena, which might make it an reliable Phoenix topic. With bureaucracy. ” “So till Eric coughs up the password, we’re caught. ” “Yes. caught. ” He fiddled with the digital camera for a couple of extra mins, then tested the remainder of the store, together with the crawlspace. operating methodically from a record, he inspected the closet in Dexter’s workplace, the gun secure, the sunshine furniture. He checked the phone for insects two times, even supposing I guaranteed him I hadn’t even gotten carrier but. He ran his finger alongside the door jambs and took copious notes. I contributed via unwrapping my broom and staying out of his means. Garrity used to be right—Trey may spot 11 other ways to wreck right into a position with no even making an attempt demanding. He was once interesting to monitor, like a cat burglar in motion.

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