Wait until Dark

Wait until Dark

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by Karen Robards, Andrea Kane, Linda Anderson, Mariah Stewart
     
 

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When the sun goes down, the mood is right -- for heart-pounding romantic suspense!

WAIT UNTIL DARK

A sizzling, stay-up-all-night anthology featuring the national bestselling and award-winning talents of four sensational storytellers!

KAREN ROBARDS

Danger and desire ignite when Charlotte Bates drives straight into a DEASee more details below

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When the sun goes down, the mood is right -- for heart-pounding romantic suspense!

WAIT UNTIL DARK

A sizzling, stay-up-all-night anthology featuring the national bestselling and award-winning talents of four sensational storytellers!

KAREN ROBARDS

Danger and desire ignite when Charlotte Bates drives straight into a DEA agent's hot pursuit of a drug smuggler. But when the lawman takes Charlie hostage, an electrifying adventure begins....

ANDREA KANE

An architect inherits the house of her dreams -- a mansion by the sea -- only to find that someone will do anything to keep her away....

LINDA ANDERSON

When a killer targets her book club friends, a small-town librarian sees a handsome visiting professor in a new light: is he her happy ending? Or a fatal attraction?

MARIAH STEWART

Coming home to Montana after a stalker's attack, a model finds an old love rekindled and a safe place for healing. Until her attacker finds her....

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Penned by some of the genre's more talented writers, this diverse quartet of not-always-predictable suspense novellas will have readers thinking twice about whom to trust and about being on their own, especially after dark. Veteran author Robards leads off with "Manna from Heaven," a fast-paced, humor-touched adventure involving falling bodies, drug rings, assorted wild animals, and a take-charge hero. Andrea Kane's "Stone Cold" adds a dysfunctional family touch when an unexpected inheritance from an architect's biological father triggers dangerous reactions from her "legitimate" relatives. Particularly memorable are the two final novellas, Linda Anderson's "Once in a Blue Moon," a deceptively chilling tale of a small-town librarian who becomes a psychopath's stalking victim, and "Til Death Do Us Part," Mariah Stewart's eerie story of a model who ends up the target of a marriage-minded killer. Spine-tingling reading for a warm summer's night. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451666762
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
103,427
File size:
4 MB

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CHAPTER ONE

The green glare of the instrument panel was the only illumination in the pitch-dark cockpit.

"Ready?" Skeeter Todd stood by the door of the small Cessna, tightening the harness of his parachute. At his feet, perhaps three dozen duffel bags slumped, each equipped with its own parachute.

"Yeah." Jake Crutcher rose from the copilot's seat and moved toward Skeeter, checking his own parachute as he went. Then, in a gesture as automatic as a breath, he rubbed a hand over his chest to make sure that his Glock was still securely holstered. It was.

Skeeter opened the door. Cold night air rushed through the plane's interior. Bracing himself against the sudden gale, Jake went to work helping Skeeter toss the duffel bags out into the night sky. They were flying low, and the specially designed search light was on, making it easy to identify their target, a narrow line of grassy fields in the midst of a heavily forested section of western Tennessee. A river ran nearby, and landing their cargo in that would be a disaster.

"Just think, in about six hours from now I'll be sippin' a cold brew and sittin' in a hot tub with my baby." Skeeter stopped working to grin at Jake. Jake didnt grin back. His expression was grim.

"Like I told you, I don't think dragging your girlfriend into this was a good idea." Jake kept on heaving bags out the door, his booted feet planted wide apart so that he wouldn't slip. Skeeter was twenty-five years old, little more than a kid, a feckless, reckless fool who had no idea of the magnitude of what hed gotten himself into.

"Laura's okay. I'd trust her with my life. Anyway, I didn't want to leave my truck parked out here for a week. Somebody might have stolen it."

That was so damned stupid that Jake didnt even bother to reply.

"There she is, right on time." Jake's silence either didn't register, or it didn't bother Skeeter. He sounded as cheerfully unconcerned as if he'd arranged for his girlfriend to meet him at a movie. Together, they tossed the last couple of bags over the side. Then Skeeter straightened and gave Jake a mock salute.

"See ya on the ground," Skeeter said, and stepped out the door. At the last second Jake noticed that a duffel bag was tied to Skeeters waist.

Damned stupid kid, Jake thought, and stepped toward the door. Hanging onto the edge, he glanced down. Skeeter was nowhere in sight. Of course, it was dark as hell, and the kid would have been blown back behind them by the force of the wind. But far below he could see two tiny pinpricks of light that could only be the headlights of Skeeters approaching truck with the unknown Laura at the wheel.

To get mixed up in something like this, she had to be as big an idiot as Skeeter, Jake thought, and that was saying a lot. Shaking his head, he looked up at the pilot.

"I'm outta here," Jake mouthed, knowing the man wouldn't be able to hear over the roaring wind. He waved, and the man waved back.

Then Jake jumped into the vast emptiness of the night, enjoying the sensation of free-falling for the few precious seconds he allowed himself before he jerked his rip cord.
"Manna From Heaven" Copyright © 2001 by Karen Robards, , "Stone Cold", by Andrea Kane, "Once in a Blue Moon", by Linda Kirchman Anderson, "'Til Death Do Us Part", by Marti Robb

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