By Stuart Neville
Galya Petrova travels to eire on a promise that she's going to paintings for a pleasant Russian kinfolk, instructing their young ones English. in its place, she is dragged into the realm of recent slavery, offered to a Belfast brothel, and held there opposed to her will. She escapes at a poor cost—the slaying of 1 of her captors—and takes safe haven with a guy who deals his support. because the traffickers she fled scour the town for her, looking revenge for his or her fallen comrade, Galya faces a fair larger hazard: her savior isn't what he turns out. She isn't the first trafficked lady to have crossed his threshold, and he or she needs to struggle to prevent their destiny. Detective Inspector Jack Lennon desires a quiet Christmas together with his daughter, but if an obvious turf conflict among rival gangs leaves our bodies around the urban, he understands he will not get it. As he digs deeper into the case, he realizes an escaped prostitute is the reason for the violence, and shortly he's locked in a dangerous race with very varied killers.
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The man’s eyes opened, focused on nothing. ” Again, he sank back into his slumber. Galya slipped the shoes onto her feet, ignoring the odor from his socks. They were at least two sizes too big, but they would do. She flexed her toes in the sweaty warmth. A glint caught her attention. There, in the footwell, a mobile phone and some loose coins. She leaned in and across the drunk. The bitter smell of him seeped in through her nose and mouth. The coins rattled against the phone as she scooped them up.
Herkus recognized it as the high whine of Clifford Collins. “Open now,” Herkus said. A shadow approached the other side of the glass. Locks snapped, and a chain jangled. The door opened four inches, Clifford peeping out through the gap. ” Herkus asked. “No,” Clifford said. ” The little man’s voice quivered as he spoke, but his eyes said he was truthful. And relieved. Why would he be relieved? Perhaps Herkus had asked the wrong question. “Darius is here,” Herkus said. This time, it was a statement of fact, not a query.
These arguments only served to remind him that they had all failed Ellen, and they always left him wishing he had some moral high ground he could take. But there was none. His was the worst betrayal of all, and Bernie McKenna would always hold that over him. Anger bubbled in him after every call, and only force of will would quell it. Before he could fully calm himself, the phone rang again. He snatched it from the coffee table, ranting before he hit the answer button. “For Christ’s sake, you’re going to wake her up.