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- Authors: Terri Reed
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The smell hit her ten feet from the motel door. Fresh blood. Pungent and
tangy. Sticky sweet. A scent once experienced not easily forgotten. FBI
agent Sami Bennett’s stomach heaved. Anguish fisted in the middle of her
chest. Images of arterial spray, unseeing eyes, birds, lots and lots of birds,
flashed through her mind like an animated flip book.
Shaking her head to clear the pictures from her brain, she focused on the
moment, her hands tightening around the grip of her Glock 23.
Clamping her lips together, she calmed her racing heart and pressed
closer to the wall along the shadowy second-story balcony of the cheap
motel on the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. All the
bulbs in the wall sconces were broken.
Glass crunched beneath the heels of her black Dr. Martens boots. The
cool dark night was ripe with moisture, and overhead thunder rumbled like
an angry fist against a wooden drum.
Sami was angry, too. Angry she’d been chasing a phantom for six months
who remained one step ahead of her yet had the gall to leave her a trail to
follow. Frustration beat at her temple.
She thought of the photocopied postcard in her pocket. The latest clue
left by the killer she’d dubbed Birdman because of the image of a small
bird, either hand drawn, ink stamped or stickered, found on each clue.
She debated retreat. Most likely Birdman was long gone, leaving behind
another dead body and another bread crumb to track. She was so tired of the
gore, of the deaths. So tired of being the one to find the bodies.
But if there was the slimmest chance that she could catch Birdman, then
she had to proceed. Giving up wasn’t an option. She wouldn’t rest until the
man was behind bars.
She inched closer to the room at the end of the balcony. The air around
her shifted as if a hot-breathed creature mirrored her steps. Tensing, she
glanced over her shoulder. The world was shrouded in inky darkness. A
shiver of apprehension tripped down her spine.
“Lord, please have my back,” she whispered.
With laser-like focus, she returned her attention to the door of room 218.
Was Birdman in the room? Would she finally catch him?
She hoped so. She wanted this over. She wanted to take the man down.
She wanted her life back, but she’d promised to bring her childhood friend’s
murderer to justice. And she always kept her promises.
Steeling herself against what she’d find inside the room, she reached for
the door handle. Through the thin leather gloves she wore, the handle was
cool. She turned the knob.
The sound of glass being crushed behind her sent alarm sliding across her
flesh. Before she could react, an arm snaked around her torso, pinning her
arms to her sides and rendering her gun useless. A large hand clamped over
her mouth, stifling her yelp of surprise.
Panic flooded her system. The world narrowed to one thought—escape.
She kicked and thrashed but the body at her back held her in an
unbreakable grip. Her assailant unceremoniously hauled her off her feet and
carried her away.
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