By Mary Calmes
Vol. 1 (Books One and )
Jory Keyes leads a standard existence as an architect’s assistant until eventually he's witness to a brutal homicide. notwithstanding in the beginning stored via police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protecting custody—he has a existence he loves that he won’t hand over regardless of who's after him. yet Jory’s existence is in actual jeopardy, particularly after he has the same opinion to testify approximately what he observed.
While facing makes an attempt on his lifestyles, well-meaning acquaintances who are looking to see him chuffed, a very protecting boss, and a slowly unfolding secret that's even more sinister than he may well ever think, the younger homosexual guy unearths himself getting concerned with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective. And notwithstanding Jory might live to tell the tale the chance, he won't live on a damaged center.
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For his Lydia. For the surprise of his own competence. And for the fact that he seems to actually like it. He’d had doubts that he would. ) and he is as skeptical of bold promises as the next educated consumer—which explains, in part, his years of conscientiously missed opportunities. But as it turns out he likes it, all right. This at once foolish and straightforward thing he has never done before. He is grateful for all of this. But more than anything, he gives thanks for the evidence it provides that he might not be gay after all.
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It makes one aware of breathing, its deliberate ins and outs. The rainy season still a couple of weeks oﬀ and not a cloud in sight. But there’s a wetness that still gets into everything, your socks, your wallet, behind the lenses of your glasses, your lungs. Within hours of arriving it’s like carrying ball bearings around in your chest. But the place appears to be literally on fire as well. A city where a city shouldn’t be, boarded up and crumbling and what’s left now set alight. Look from the windows of the airport hospitality van, our rooms at the Tropical Hotel atop a gated bluﬀ on the edge of town, from anywhere, and there is always what looks to be black smoke in the distance, flapping like a villain’s cape into the sky.
A Matter of Time (A Matter of Time, Books 1-2) by Mary Calmes