By Sophie Littlefield
Awakening in a bleak panorama, Cass buck vaguely recollects enduring anything bad. Having no notion what percentage days--or weeks--have handed, she slowly realizes the scary fact: her daughter, Ruthie, has vanished. And together with her, the vast majority of civilization. rather than winding during the once-lush hills, the roads at the present time see in simple terms cannibalistic Beaters--people grew to become hungry for human flesh by way of a central authority test long past wrong.
In a damaged, barren California, Cass will suffer a harrowing quest to get Ruthie again. Few humans belief an outsider--much much less person who bears the telltale scars of a Beater attack--but she unearths safeguard with an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. And she'll want him greater than ever while his ragged band of survivors research that she and Ruthie became the main feared, and wanted, guns in a courageous new world....
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His mouth hardened as he negotiated an icy curve. " Anne felt a chill down her spine at the way he said it. " "That's pretty much what I was to the people I worked for, I guess," he said with an offhandedness that alarmed Anne. " Before he could respond, she hurried on, frowning at his profile. "What's with the past tense? " "I didn't realize you'd quit your job," Anne said uncertainly. "It was a mutual decision," he said coolly. "Both I and my employers realized that my effectiveness had been somewhat blunted at least as far as fieldwork goes.
The strain on his face told of his discomfort. "I just want some aspirin. " She eyed him dubiously, wondering if he shouldn't be taking his prescription tablets instead. "I was going to go out to my car and get my suitcase. I might have some aspirin with me. " "Just get the aspirin," he ordered roughly, closing his eyes. "You must be feeling better. You're back to issuing commands with your usual flair," she told him tartly. " But the weariness in his voice spoiled the arrogant effect. The dark lashes stayed shut.
He stalked forward another step and Anne saw the effort it cost him. "Get back into bed, Julian. You need to rest," she said with sudden urgency, moving forward to take his arm. "Please, stop acting like this. " He didn't budge under her prodding. Instead his hand moved around her nape and he held her as though she were an annoying kitten. "I will stage any kind of scene I please," he bit out savagely. "And, weak as I am, you're still not big enough or strong enough to stop me. " The wounded lion was roaring now and Anne knew he was right about one fact.
Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield