Naked In Death (Book 1)"He dipped a hand into his pocket, drew out what he carried there. Baffled , Eve stared down at the simple gray button in his palm."
"That's off my suit."
"Yes. Not a particularly flattering suit---you need stronger colors. I found it in my limo. I meant to give it back to you."
"Oh." "but when she reached out, he closed his fingers over the button."
"A very smooth lie." "Amused, he laughed at himself.""I had no intention of giving it back to you."
"You got a button fetish, Roarke?"
"I've been carrying this around like a schoolboy carries a lock of his sweetheart's hair."
"Her eyes came back to his, and something sweet moved through her. Sweeter yet as she could see he was embarrassed." "That's weird."
"I thought so, myself." But he slipped the button back in his pocket. "Do you know what else I think, Eve?"
"I don't have a clue."
"I think I 'm in love with you."
"Then he gets caviar for the whole of his nine lives." "Roarke snapped his fingers and the cat fell happily into step."
Conspiracy in Death (Book #8)"She'd been a cop for eleven years and couldn't remember ever being sucker punched so effectively. Her body jerked before she could control it, her mouth went dry. She heard her own breach catch, then relieves."
"Chief Tibble, am I to understand I'm a suspect in the murder of Officer Bowers?"
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"They took my badge." "Suddenly it was real, the brutal realty of it punched like a fist. And grief gushed up, hot, bitter, to spill out of her eyes. "Roarke."
"I know." He was there, his arms hard around her, holding tight as she began to shake. "I'm sorry, Eve. I'm so sorry."
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"The New York Police and Security Department offers its apologies to one of its finest for an injustice done to her. I add my own personal apology to it. Procedure is necessary, but it is not always equitable.
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"Lieutenant Dallas, this department and myself would suffer a great loss if you refuse these."
Do you have any favorite scenes? I will post the next in this series hopefully next week with scenes that might come from books 9-18.