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Guard Duty by Sharon Dunn

Guard Duty by Sharon Dunn

Author:Sharon Dunn [Dunn, Sharon]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9780373675494
Amazon: 0373675496
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense Larger Print
Published: 2013-03-05T00:00:00+00:00


Trevor struggled to stay under the speed limit as he got closer to Valerie’s house. He understood her desperation, but it was foolhardy to send the protective officer away. Why hadn’t she just called him in the first place?

As he neared a stretch of road that led to her subdivision, flashing police lights caused a knot of tension to form at the base of his neck. He pulled his car over. A police car had been run off the road, and an ambulance had been called to the scene. He recognized one of the policemen talking to a woman, who had probably witnessed the accident. Trevor approached him.

“What happened here?”

“As you can see...someone ran one of our own off the road.” The officer pointed to the police car angled into the ditch with a crushed front end and bent back bumper. “Knocked him up pretty good, too. He lost consciousness.”

Trevor didn’t know the name of the policeman assigned to watch Valerie, but he suspected it was the officer being loaded into the ambulance. Somebody didn’t want that cop to make it back to Valerie’s house. “Do they know what the cause of the accident was?”

“It looked to me like a black car hit the patrol car on purpose,” said the witness. The woman fanned herself with her hand and shook her head. “And then he just drove off.”

Trevor didn’t wait around for further explanation. He jumped in his car and sped up the street to Valerie’s house. He wrestled with his fear as he gripped the steering wheel. If anything happened to her, he didn’t know if he could forgive himself. He should have stayed with her and let someone else run the surveillance on Murke.

He braked forcefully and jumped out of the car. When he knocked on the door, there was no answer. Anxiety coiled around his chest, making it hard to breathe. He knocked again, this time harder. When he tried the door, it was locked.

He ran around to the side of the house, but paused when he noticed a main-floor window that had been shattered. Had the storm done that? He reached inside, undid the latch and crawled through the window. He thought to call out Valerie’s name, but caught himself. Something about the room felt off.

The main-floor area was eerily quiet. Valerie’s phone rested on the countertop in the kitchen. A bottle was on the kitchen table. Lexi hadn’t come out to bark at him. Then he saw the rock on the carpet not far from the broken window.

With his heart pounding against his rib cage, he drew his gun and moved slowly up the stairs. The bedroom was empty. One of Bethany’s blankets lay on the floor in a haphazard way in sharp contrast to the otherwise tidy room. His anxiety grew when he pushed open the closet door, but found nothing.

When he stepped back into the hallway, Valerie was pointing her gun at him. She let out a breath as her hand went limp.

“Why didn’t you call out for me? I thought you were the intruder.



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