The City That Care Forgot by Liliana Hart EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Author: Liliana Hart
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The slap, slap, slap of his shoes hitting the pavement echoed in the fog that
crept over the sleeping city.
He was slicked with sweat and his lungs burned with each laboring
breath, but still he ran faster, punishing his body, punishing himself, as he
fought the urge to look over his shoulder. It never seemed to matter how
fast he ran, because his past continued to haunt him.
Shane Quincy knew all about ghosts and personal demons. He knew
about the terror of the innocent and their screams that still filled his head.
He knew about heartbreak and sorrow because it plagued him with every
breath he took. And most of all, he knew about fear—fear that clawed its
way up from the pit of his belly and left a bitter taste in his mouth—and
horrors so devastating they could break the soul of a man who’d been
trained for the worst humanity had to offer.
He’d been the best the government had to offer. But even his best hadn’t
been good enough.
He slowed his steps as a heavy drizzle blanketed the deserted New
Orleans street and hunched over, propping his hands on his knees as he
gasped for breath and tried to ease the aching in his chest. He knew from
experience that the ache would never go away, but he tried just the same.
For two years his routine hadn’t changed. The nightmares would come,
waking him in a cold sweat with the taste of bile rising in the back of his
throat. The covers would be damp and twisted beneath his restless body and
his senses would be primed. But the echoes of the screams were only in his
imagination, so he’d slip on his sweatpants and a T-shirt, leave his empty
apartment, careful not to disturb the dark-haired woman in 3A, and he’d run
for miles through the Big Easy. Fast and hard, as if he were running for his
life. And in some ways he was.
The drizzle turned into a downpour and Shane laughed bitterly as he
raised his face to the sky. He began running again, this time at a slower
tempo, and turned left off First Street onto Prytania.
The old white gothic mansion sat on the corner, surrounded by stooped
oaks that dripped Spanish moss, and a black iron fence gave the residents a
semblance of privacy. He never would have been able to afford the place
when he was working for the FBI, but he’d found out very quickly that
moving into the private sector offered him a way of life he’d never
imagined. Of course, he’d never meant to live that life alone. But here he
His skin was chilled and his dark hair, which was in desperate need of a
trim, dripped into his eyes as he typed in the security code for the wroughtiron gate that protected him and the other residents. Only four of the six
units were occupied, the effects of the pandemic still making people wary
of putting down roots.
There was a young couple on the first floor, both of them Loyola law
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