His dark gaze finally moved from her face to the pendant lying on the table in front of him. He turned it over thoughtfully.
“It’s a plain crystal,” she said. “It’s not a beacon or anything. It’ll keep you safe.”
“If I wear it.” He straightened the silver chain that held it.
“If you wear it, I’ll leave. No questions asked. I’ll forget you’re here.”
The corners of his mouth indented at that promise, either from irony at knowing how impossible her promise was to fulfil or because somewhere hidden in him he also felt the wrongness of there being no ties between them.
Or did he hear the pain in her voice?
He looked up abruptly. “Okay.” He lifted his hat, looped the chain over his neck, and tucked the black tourmaline crystal beneath his shirt. He stood, placing money on the table. “Don’t come back.”
About Desert Devil by Jenny Schwartz
Donna Keats is a seer. But when she defies fate to save her estranged foster brother she becomes fate’s victim.
As one of only three couriers alive, Forrest “Rest” Castillo can travel anywhere on Earth in seconds. However, the price of his rare talent is to be forever alone. Anyone who gets close to him becomes a potential hostage for the powerful people that seek to own him.
Two years ago, Rest retreated to the isolated beauty of the Arizona desert to save those who have his loyalty and love, but it was the wrong strategy. It’s not his life that should be sacrificed for peace. Nor will it be Donna’s.
Rest’s enemies are about to learn that this former Army Ranger is not as alone as they believed, and that no conspiracy can be buried forever.
The time has come for Rest to walk the Path for justice, and Donna will match him step for step.
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