Border Prey by Jessica Speart
By Jessica Speart
Even homicide is greater In TexasPrimates are being smuggled over the Mexican border, and U.S. Fish and natural world Agent Racheal Porter has a scorching tip that they are hidden someplace at the satisfied looking Ranch. undesirable sufficient that the sport ranch offers infrequent antelopes, Indian deer, and African oryx for the wealthy to seek. Now Rachel's yes the hidden unlawful chimps are getting used for a much more nefarious goal than unique objective practice.But whilst a smuggler is murdered mins earlier than Rachel can get his insider details, and a mysterious thug comes gunning for her after she reveals enemy territory. For at the border, the place coyotes roam and mountain lions prowl, the guideline is kill or be killed, and Rachel's not a hunter-now she's develop into the prey.
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Which is why you got here just in the nick of time,” he continued, his tone turning unexpectedly gruff. ” Though his eyes remained glued on Velma, his fingers glided over to me in an easily interpreted dance. He followed that up with a sneeze, which allowed him to turn his head and throw me a sly wink. ” Krabbs fumbled about and then made a dive down toward my legs. I deftly pushed him away with an arm. ” I warned in stern reprimand. I wondered if there was room for two more heads on the Happy Hunting Ranch’s wall.
I already knew Krabbs well enough to suspect there was a practical reason for his wanting to protect the identity of the intruders. “I’m going to have to file a report on this,” I bluffed. U. flinched. “Unless you care to cooperate and tell me who’s responsible, of course. ” Krabbs exploded. ” Sometimes you just had to laugh over life’s little ironies. U. glanced around as if afraid someone might hear. ” he groused. “My own flesh and BORDER PREY / 43 blood turning on me. I imagine it’s something I must have done wrong when he was a young colt growing up,” he contritely admitted in Oprah-like fashion.
He threw the zebra’s throttle into drive. ” Velma asked in alarm, firmly holding on to the jeep with both hands. Krabbs looked over at me. “I’d like to examine the taxidermy hut,” I firmly replied. “Then that’s where we’re headed,” he answered. Velma pulled her tangerine lips back to reveal a set of choppers which gnashed together with the fury of an attack dog. U. U. chuckled. He gave Big Red a pinch on the cheek, and then pried her fingers off the door. “Don’t you worry, honeybunch. ” As we pulled away, Velma’s ill-tempered vibes were as sharp as a set of Ginsu steak knives being flung at my back.