By Anne Mallory

DARING THE DUKE (APB)

Anne Mallory

once we final observed Stephen Chalmers he used to be improving from the test on his lifestyles via a hoop of royal traitors. considering that then he is effectively inherited a name, yet he is but to find the id of the mysterious rescuer liable for saving his existence. he is additionally but to find the key id of the legal he is been trying to find years: an notorious thief who disappeared from the London scene years in the past, simply to come lately and act extra openly than ever. And notwithstanding he does not have the thief in his clutches but, he is nearer than ever.

Orphaned and chargeable for her more youthful sister, Audrey Kendrick had no selection yet to show to a lifetime of crime that allows you to continue to exist. It wasn't lengthy prior to the smart, attractive younger lady grew to become England's such a lot infamous thief. Her real id had by no means been came across, now not even through Stephen Chalmers, the disarming younger Duke who had her for years.

ISBN: 0060762233

ARP: $14.95 178x111mm 384pp

January 2006 Release

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Screams echoed from scared buyers and road dwellers alike. one other shot rang out and wooden splintered above them as Stephen wrenched his head again. A made up our minds glance on his face, he grabbed her hand and sprinted towards the closest facet road. She saved velocity with him yet cursed her gentle slippers all of the related. there has been no use for him to maintain conserving her hand, yet she didn’t struggle it, permitting him to maintain the actual touch. His hot hand felt reliable. She hiked her skirt along with her unfastened hand as she ran, pinned the gown layers together with her arm, and reached less than to snatch the closest knife. Stephen appeared again and grinned. He pulled her right into a darkened doorway midway down one highway and attempted the knob. It was once locked. He fiddled with the latch for a couple of seconds earlier than it clicked open. no longer undesirable. the fellow might make a good thief. He pulled her within and locked the door. Her instant panic within the darkened room was once stilled by way of common sense. The room used to be small yet now not overly cramped, and there has been a small window overlooking the road. Stephen drew again the coloration a bit. She peered over his shoulder, staring at a well-recognized face creep previous the window. What the hell was once he doing the following? And had he noticeable her on the street? “You comprehend who they're. ” It was once a press release, now not a query. She hesitated just a moment earlier than whispering, “Some of them. ” He leaned opposed to the wall of the small room. “Which certainly one of us are they after? ” “Isn’t every person when you? ” “Only your cronies. All my everyone is chasing you. ” She shrugged even if her physique used to be demanding. “I’m no longer the single with humans capturing at me. ” “No, however it should be prepared. ” “I’ll continue that during brain, Your Graciousness. ” The sound of the knob being jerked triggered Stephen to drag again opposed to the wall and goal the pistol towards the door. “Ye see something? ” a deep voice yelled down the alley. “Nah, rattling blighters obtained away,” stated the voice at the different facet of the door. “Who used to be the woman? ” “Some fancy tart. Let’s cross. rattling chilly this night, and I’m no longer freezing me stones off taking a look at nighttime. We’ll end this one other evening. ” Audrey smirked. Fancy tart, was once she? strong to grasp her id wasn’t absolutely uncovered. Footsteps echoed down the alley and again to the most streets. Stephen and Audrey maintained their silence for a couple of minutes in case the lads again. Stephen leaned a shoulder opposed to the door. “Fancy tart? So you’re now not operating with them? ” She shrugged. “lf i needed to kill you, you’d already be useless. ” now not that she had ever killed somebody, yet he didn’t want to know that aspect. He smiled. “You’re now not operating for Flanagan? ” “What are you aware approximately Flanagan? ” Her voice had extra chew to it than she had meant, yet he seemed amused. “He’s a criminal. Names his humans after mythological characters. Runs a criminal offense syndicate all through England yet retains his humans shut handy. And he isn't as tough as he could have humans think. ” “If you just knew,” she muttered. yet he had it correct. “You now not paintings for him, do you? Your path used to be chilly for a 12 months.

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