It's a calm, quiet Sunday morning here, and for once it's not that blustery cold (though my nose decided to start a competition with my stack of handkerchiefs, as in, how many handkerchiefs can I blow through with this running nose?) Anyhow, things looking good, quiet, and peaceful... For how long, I have no clue, but I'll take it. And this works great because it's the weekend and time for Six Sentence Sunday! I'm looking forward to some nice snippets in the list.
Speaking of snippets, here's mine. We're back with Rayne aka Kali, the most efficient assassin in the clandestine Corpus agency. Sent to infiltrate, bring down, and then despatch notorious Russian criminal Nikolai Grigorievskiy, Rayne didn't count on meeting the one man she has always loved, London paramedic Ash Gilfoy, her childhood best friend, on that mission. Thankfully, he didn't recognize her, but everything's going down in a spin for Rayne.
Trying her best to do her job - we saw last week how she disposed of Nikolai and Boris, his right-hand man - reality is somewhat catching up with her....
After exiting the Nice villa, Rayne has triggered an explosion inside the house, which erased all traces of her presence and the killings. Everything is going as per the plan, but suddenly, her exit is compromised when the smell of Nikolai's cologne assaults her olfactory memory...
Bad, bad, bad; she should've been able to wipe out any recollection of him, the imprint of his scent that took over her olfactory system—a rookie reaction. Lots of people expected killing to be hard; it wasn't, not for those trained to take out targets, as there were techniques for blanking out the visual memory of an assassination, for adapting to the sound of gunfire, for quelling nausea and disgust when blood and entrails gushed everywhere.
No one had learned how to get rid of the smell, though, especially that of the victim, and the longer an agent stayed with the target—the more he or she got to know him—the more he could haunt that agent when taken out. No one acknowledged that a scent burned through a killer’s nose and stayed with him, like a ghostly shadow that reminded the agent of what he or she had done, with every breath. A good assassin knew how to ditch the smell and get on with life.
Usually, she could do that, effortlessly, too, but not that time—ever since Ash had walked into her world.......'
Will Rayne aka Kali manage to work her way out of this tight spot? Police is closing in on the town, and thanks to her rookie reaction, she'd thrown her whole exit plan into jeopardy. What is she to do?
Grab your copy of Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two) and find out!
Don't forget to check these amazing peeps on the official SSS list - Jessica Subject, Siobhan Muir, Kate Warren, Jess Schira, Cara Bristol, Layna Pimentel, JM Blackman, Lila Shaw, Monica Enderle Pierce, & Samantha Paige, among many others!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend, peeps!
From Mauritius with love,