By Harry Connolly
Former motor vehicle thief Ray Lilly is now the expendable grunt of a sorcerer answerable for destroying extradimensional predators summoned to our international by way of power-hungry magicians. fortunately, Ray has a few magic of his personal, and to this point it’s stored him alive. but if a pal from his former gang calls him again to his previous stomping grounds in l. a., Ray can have to stand a danger even he can’t deal with. A mysterious spell is killing Ray’s former affiliates, and so they blame him.
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I decided not to. It was probably building security calling to check up on the stranger who had walked in with a pet woolly mammoth. If I answered and Thomas wasn't here, they might get suspicious. More suspicious. If I let them eat answering machine, they'd still be uncertain. I waited. " It beeped again. A woman's voice poured out of the answering machine like warm honey. "Thomas," she said. She had a polyglot of a European accent, and pronounced his name "toe-moss," accent on the second syllable.
I opened the outer door with Thomas's key and marched to the elevators, Mouse walking smartly at heel. The doorman watched me, and I spotted two security cameras between the front door and the elevator. Security would have a pretty good idea who was a resident and who wasn't—and an extremely tall and gangly man in a black coat with nearly two hundred pounds of dog with him wouldn't be something they forgot. So I tried to stall them with body language, walking the walk of the impatient and confident in the hopes that it would make the security guys hesitate.
I was going to kill my brother later. "Of course not, sir," I assured him, trying to appear mollified and reluctantly willing to be gracious. I got out my wallet and handed him my driver's license. The cop glanced at it as it went by. "I'll be right back," he told me, and hustled toward the elevator. "Sorry about this," the cop told me. " "Not your fault, Officer," I told her. She regarded me thoughtfully for a moment. " I sighed. " "Not generally, no," she said. Her tone of voice stayed steady, her expression mild, but I knew a poker face when I saw one.
Circle of Enemies (A Twenty Palaces Novel, Book 3) by Harry Connolly