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Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense March 2017 - Box Set 2 of 2 : Saved by the Lawman Saved by the Seal the Seal's Secret Child Outside the Law (9781488019043) by Daley Margaret; Sleeman Susan; Rees Elisabeth; Karl Michelle

Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense March 2017 - Box Set 2 of 2 : Saved by the Lawman  Saved by the Seal  the Seal's Secret Child  Outside the Law (9781488019043) by Daley Margaret; Sleeman Susan; Rees Elisabeth; Karl Michelle

Author:Daley, Margaret; Sleeman, Susan; Rees, Elisabeth; Karl, Michelle
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781488019043
Publisher: Harlequin Sales Corp
Published: 2017-08-14T16:00:00+00:00


CHAPTER SEVEN

Josie felt the weight of her body being supported partially by the seat belt and partially by Blade. The car was sitting almost upright in the hole, its back wheels off the ground. Detective Sykes seemed to be unconscious, limp and facedown in the inflated air bag.

“Detective!” Josie shouted. “Are you okay?”

No answer.

Josie looked to Blade, panicked. “What do we do?”

Blade maneuvered his body around before unclipping his belt and positioning himself, back-to-back, against the driver’s seat.

“We need to get to safety,” he said. “I saw a spike strip slide across the road, and whoever is responsible will be waiting to attack again.”

There was a loud knocking at the back window and Josie let out a small scream of shock. It was one of the workmen, wearing a yellow hard hat.

“Are you people all right?” he yelled. “Should I call an ambulance?”

Blade pulled the handle of the door and tried to open it, but it was jammed against the side of the hole where they were wedged. He tried the window, but with the engine off, the electrical system wasn’t functioning.

“Yes, call 911!” Blade yelled back. “But can you get us out first?”

The workman held up a hammer, and Blade nodded enthusiastically. He then scooted over to Josie and cradled her head in his arms as the window was smashed with a bang. The man tapped at the glass around the edges, making a safe space through which they could crawl out onto the street.

He leaned into the car and reached out his fingers. “Here. Take my hand.”

Just as she stretched her arm toward him, Blade pulled her back. “I should go first. We don’t know who’s out there.” He glanced at Detective Sykes, who remained still and impassive. “I don’t think we should move her. We don’t know what injuries she has. I’ll get outside and stand guard until the police arrive.”

“But, Blade, you shouldn’t risk…” she started to protest before remembering her apology of only seconds ago. She was backsliding already. “Just stay safe out there.”

He touched her cheek gently. “I will.”

In the next moment, she saw Blade’s legs sail through the window as he was pulled by the man in the hard hat. Once he had planted both feet on the ground, she unclipped her belt and fell forward, supporting herself on the front seats, before twisting into the gap between the driver’s and passenger seats. Then she took a closer look at Detective Sykes, noticing a gash above her right eye. When Josie softly laid a hand on the detective’s back, the older woman groaned and flicked her eyes open.

“Don’t worry,” Josie whispered. “It’s all under control.”

When the detective once again faded into unconsciousness, Josie pressed her hands together and closed her eyes tight. There were so many people who needed the Lord’s protection at that moment, and Josie had faith that He would take care of them all.

It was only when the sound of gunshots rocked the air that she began to have doubts.



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