HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT THE ONES YOU
Ten years ago, a covert government operation
gone wrong separated Jack from Jessa, the girl he promised he would never
Jack’s special forces team receives a tip,
leading them to a remote farmhouse in search of a group of hackers led by the
elusive Zane who work for the same person he holds responsible for Jessa’s
death, ten years earlier.
Past and present collide as what was once lost
is now standing in front of him and appears to be working for the very evil he
is trying to end.
But is everything as it seems as secrets begin
to unravel and pieces are put back in their proper places?
And will the last missing piece, the answer to
all of their problems, be found in time?
*** Due to some dark and explicit themes in this
book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. ***
* Kill Code is the first book in a trilogy.
assignment is done.”
out, jolting me awake. I open my eyes and try to focus as the dawn barely
lights the room around me.
were waiting on the search warrants. We had the whole family. It was going
down… today.” Propping myself up on my elbows, I shake my head, trying to
will myself to catch up.
this doesn’t make sense. I’ve been on the ground with my unit for months now
working special ops undercover with local law enforcement on a federal level,
collecting whatever evidence we could and rounding up witnesses. Everything
finally began to snowball together three days ago.
second, then the third came in with solid proof. With Port Thomas being a
smaller city nestled near the coast in Oregon, law enforcement is always
underfunded so they were thankful for the additional manpower, as long as we didn’t
step on too many toes.
but this wasn’t how it was supposed to go.
ago. Apparently, they knew we were coming. The Sparr family is gone. All of the
evidence against them is now speculative. Four witnesses are dead. Another two
are missing.” Then, as he opens his mouth, I see the hesitation in his eyes as
his body physically braces for a fight.
carefully considering his words with a frustrating pause. “It’s Jessa. Both her
and her brother’s bodies are missing.”
weight of his words hits me. “Wait. What do you mean, bodies?” I bolt out of
bed onto shaky legs as I feel my world begin to crumble piece by piece.
outside of town at the bridge. It looks like they went over the cliff. Her
parents’ bodies were recovered from the ravine along with the car. We don’t
know yet if it’s related but three other people from the company are dead as
well. It was a quick job.” He glances around my area as I feel panic begin to
flow through my veins.
car. Did you check their house?” I counter in a desperate attempt to think of
something they haven’t yet.
both Jessa and Travis yesterday. We were all talking about how fast our high
school grad is coming up in a few months. For siblings, they are almost
inseparable. Twins who look nothing alike but finished each others sentences at
months ago, I never expected to meet someone like Jessa. I was just a kid
myself at 23 and I was five years older than her and her brother. But I fit
into their senior year in high school. No one knew my secret.
hospital. We retrieved the car an hour ago. The back side window was broken out
from the inside. We found her school bag in the back seat. And before you ask,
we already have over half the team in on the search. We’ve been working with
the local guys and they have all of her information. We’re checking the river
banks as well as the water. Anyone making it out will be found, unless…” His
voice trails off in realization that he said too much, but I pick up where he
down the rapids.” I feel my empty stomach clench tight.
gather my thoughts then, without pretense, my body involuntarily spins to get
dressed and go after Jessa and that’s when I notice them.
became close but you need to let the team handle it. Finding her and her
brother is their priority while we’re still here. Our mission still stands
though and your orders are to pack up and let them do their job.” His attempt
at pacifying me is beginning to speak to a part of me that I don’t want to show
as the way he trivializes my feelings for her ignites my fight or flight
made, I was coming for her. I was going to come clean about everything. I was
going to tell her I was undercover and older than she thought I was. I was
going to ask her to forgive my secrets and I was going to tell her I loved her.
multi-published author in the romance and erotica genres. Her creative works
include novels, novelettes and a book of poetry and prose.
genre, her books and short stories are also listed under suspense, paranormal,
BDSM and contemporary.
Kayne’s pen name has been writing for online publications since 2005. She
writes from her home on an acreage near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.