By Kat Martin
You cannot struggle what you cannot see. And Gabriel Raines cannot be certain simply who is atmosphere the fires in his new real-estate improvement. whilst fires hit back-to-back, he is aware it truly is own, yet any variety of opponents or ex-employees may be the arsonist.The police suspect Angel Ramirez, a neighborhood teenager who is been in hassle earlier than. yet Mattie Baker, a volunteer on the kinfolk Abuse heart, simply cannot think the child she's been operating with may return to his antisocial ways.Determined to persuade Gabe that she's correct, Mattie needs to get just about him and discover who is placing their local in jeopardy. And simply because the arsonist's flames proceed to burn, they discover a warmth constructing among them. it can simply become a full-fledged fire…if they could live on lengthy sufficient.
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He fired up the big, gas-guzzling V-8 he had vowed to replace with a more economical vehicle on his next purchase and pulled off down the street. His stomach growled. A big plate of bacon and eggs was beginning to sound damned good. Might take his mind off having to rebuild the damnable lobby of the Towers. Gabe spent the morning working away on his favorite project, the reconstruction of an old theater he owned on a street in Deep Ellum. The brick building had once been a local cinema, back in the days when they were extravagantly decorated and elegant.
Officer Gonzales, with the hard-edged features of a seasoned policeman, and Delaney, the baby-faced cub of the pair, walked him back up the aisle. “You can come with us or drive down on your own if you prefer,” Gonzales said as they stepped into the warm, humid early September air. Gabe eyed the white-and-blue patrol car and shook his head. ” In his younger years, he had ridden in the backseat of a police car more than once. In high school, all three Raines brothers had been hell on wheels. At the rate they were going back then, half the town figured one or more of them would wind up in prison.
The boy shoved back his chair and they followed him single file down the hall. The waiting room had a couple of people sitting in chairs as they passed, a black teenager with round flat earrings in his ears and an older Hispanic woman. “We have counselors on hand at certain times of the day,” Mattie explained. “We’re still a small organization. But we have ten professional, full-time staff members, plus about twenty volunteers. ” The three of them headed down Commerce and turned onto a smaller street a few blocks later.
Against the Fire by Kat Martin