Against the Fire by Kat Martin

By Kat Martin

You cannot struggle what you cannot see. And Gabriel Raines cannot be yes simply who is environment the fires in his new real-estate improvement. while fires hit back-to-back, he understands it truly is own, yet any variety of opponents or ex-employees may be the arsonist.The police suspect Angel Ramirez, a neighborhood youngster who is been in hassle earlier than. yet Mattie Baker, a volunteer on the kin Abuse heart, simply cannot think the child she's been operating with might return to his antisocial ways.Determined to persuade Gabe that she's correct, Mattie needs to get with reference to him and discover who is placing their local in jeopardy. And simply because the arsonist's flames proceed to burn, they discover a warmth constructing among them. it will possibly simply become a full-fledged fire…if they could live on lengthy adequate.

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Too soon to tell. If the lobby was under construction, there was probably a lot of flammable material around. ” “Like I said, it’s too soon to tell. ” Gabe shook his head. “Afraid that won’t help. The old cameras are down. ” “Not many. Replacing the old cameras was kind of a last-minute management decision. ” The fireman nodded and headed back toward the fire, pausing for a moment to speak to a second man in a blue uniform, late forties, salt-and-pepper hair. Gabe realized the man had been moving through the crowd that had gathered to watch the blaze, asking onlookers questions.

She was there about the fire. Pausing, he gave the woman a more thorough inspection. About five-foot-four. Late twenties, maybe early thirties. Slender but nicely curved, though it was hard to tell for sure in the conservative brown suit and pale yellow blouse she wore. A great pair of legs, though, and that hair. It wasn’t just auburn; it was warmer, hotter, reminding him of the flames last night. Gabe inwardly smiled. The lady was a looker. The splash of freckles across her nose and the high cheek bones only seemed to emphasize the fact.

The words and the look on the kid’s thin face rang with truth. Angel hadn’t wanted to betray his friend, and spray painting the side of a building was illegal. ” Gabe asked. “A couple of blocks from the Towers. ” Mattie reached over and laid a hand on the boy’s narrow shoulders, which were slumped with resignation. He looked up at her touch. ” Mattie squeezed his shoulder. “No, Enrique. It was brave of you to tell the truth. I’ll talk to Captain Daily, see what he can do. ” He nodded dully. “You did the right thing, son,” Gabe said.

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