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"Are you out of your mind?" He forced the words out through clenched teeth. At least he'd lost the cavalier attitude.
His voice held just a trace of an accent. Almost indiscernible. It took me a second to place it but when I did, the man's mystique ratcheted up another level. At some time or another, he'd lived in the Middle East, possibly Saudi Arabia. But the straight blond hair he'd swept back away from his face revealing startling blue eyes certainly wouldn't place him there.
"You're making a huge mistake," he added a bit more calmly after realizing I wasn't kidding.
"Let's try this again, shall we?" I ignored his outburst entirely and continued with my questioning. "Who are you and why are you following me? And I'd suggest you think about your answers very carefully, because you're running out of time. You have exactly three seconds left before I call for backup and take you in for official questioning."
My gaze slid over his tall, albeit slightly yuppie good looks. If I were to meet him on the street under different circumstances, I would figure him to be just your normal well-to-do success story.
From the cut of his dark gray business suit, right down to the four-hundred-dollar pair of shoes, the man exuded success. No one would ever mistake him for evil ... until it was too late.
I found my gaze drawn to his ice blue eyes. They didn't necessarily possess the cunning of a cold-blooded killer.
"What makes you think I was following you? I could be just your average Joe out for a good time on the town." When my arched brow revealed my skepticism, he changed his approach slightly. "Okay. Maybe I wanted to meet you. You are a veryattractive woman, after all." When I reached for my cell phone, he quickly added, "I really wouldn't suggest you do that, Rainie McClain."
Posted August 6, 2008