Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Payce Halligan is nearly dead -- comatose, at the least -- when she disappears from her hospital room with no clue where she's gone. Even as he searches for his missing partner, Gavin McAllister must deal with a new, 'temporary' and hostile partner and rival for Payce, a seductive journalist, and the return of the deadly cult The New Creation.
"What happened?" Gavin kicked off the wall as Georgene emerged from Payce's room with a weak, but still present, smile. "Is she alright?" He scanned her face for uncertainty.
"Believe it or not, yes. I thought she was gone for sure. Chalk it up to modern medical science."
"It sounded as if you were blasting cement. The whole building rocked. What did you do?"
"I took a major chance on a new machine that disrupts the body/brain functions. It forces resets of the organ systems. It's something akin to rebooting a computer. Until a few minutes ago, it was all theory. Now it's reality. You can't beat advances." Georgene smiled again.
"But she's okay?"
"Pffft! She's better than before. She's breathing on her own and from the current holograph, I'd say all systems are 'go.'"
"Oh, thank God. Georgene I could kiss you!"
"Do you see me objecting, Detective?"
He grabbed her face and planted a smack on her lips.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
P.I. Barrington has returned to her original career choice of fiction writing after a long detour in the entertainment industry. Her experience includes work as a newspaper journalist, radio air talent, and at a major record company. She lives in Southern California with her dog and wildlife in her rural neighborhood.
Congratulations to Patti on her latest release!