A warm, calloused hand took hers. Yes. To both, I mean.
Tom looked over his shoulder. How’d you know I’m staying?Vic stared up at his boss for a moment. The guy really did look worn out, and Vic had to wonder if maybe Sheila, the ex-wife, hadn’t hit him up about something. But there was no asking about that. Wives and girlfriends were not even on the list of acceptable guy talk.
Vic shrugged. I can just tell you’re here for a while—and it’s cool. As long as you stop talking and keep bringing me cold Buds, you’re welcome on my couch. And I want pizza from Antonio’s, pepperoni with the thin crust. I’d like a large. Oh, and they’ll bring more beer if you tip them well, too.He expected a hard comeback. Instead, the guy just nodded and kitchen. Good deal.Wow. Looked like Mahoney could add Dragon Slayer to her election taglines.
What a woman she was, Vic thought to himself.The morning was classic New England in the autumn, the sky a bright, endless blue, a clear sea flipped on its head, the sun so intense, it turned the world to chrome. As Anne traveled away from houses and neighborhoods, shopping centers and office buildings, she felt a calm come to her. Forty minutes later, she was almost there.
You ready for the country, Soot? she asked him.
He had his head out the window, looking around at the trees and the farmland. He was wagging to himself, his tail going back and forth.Ry! Ry! Ry! Kye tugged hard on the enforcer’s jeans. The toddler had a soft spot for Ryan, which was odd, considering the guy barely spoke and wasn’t the least bit playful.
Looking somewhat pained and uncomfortable, Ryan reached down and grabbed Kye by the back of his shirt. He then lifted him high, letting him dangle in the air. Kye laughed in delight, striving to pinch Ryan’s nose.Taryn came to the enforcer’s rescue, taking her son into her arms. Are you tormenting Uncle Ryan again? The kid kissed her smack on the mouth in response.
Standing beside his mate, Trey studied Marcus. Either Roni’s brothers took it easy on you, or you didn’t hold back. I’m hoping it was the latter.What do you mean? asked Dominic.