By Anne Stuart
The activity used to be purported to be useless easy—hand-deliver a few criminal papers to billionaire philanthropist Harry Van Dorn's extravagant yacht, get his signature and be performed. yet big apple attorney Genevieve Spenser quickly realizes she's within the fallacious position on the unsuitable time, and that the publicly benevolent playboy has a unwell, vicious facet. As he attempts to make her his plaything for the night, desirous to use and abuse her till he discards her with the remainder of his sufferers, Genevieve needs to continue her wits if she intends to outlive the evening. yet there's another individual at the send who understands the genuine depths of Van Dorn's evil. Peter Jensen is much greater than the unassuming own assistant he pretends to be—he's a mystery operative who will cease at not anything to make sure Harry's lethal Rule of 7 terror crusade dies with him. yet Genevieve's presence has thrown a wrench into his plans, and now he needs to make a decision no matter if to possibility his undertaking to maintain her alive, or enable her to turn into collateral damage....
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He beamed. ‘‘Wide-range circuitry that detects transmitters operating on frequencies from fifty megahertz to three gigahertz. Plus it’s got an internal antenna that picks up the horizontal oscillator frequency radiated by video cameras. I’ve optimized it for the PAL standard, which is what you’re most likely to encounter, but I can change it to NTSC or SECAM if you want. Reception isn’t great because it’s so small, so you won’t be able to tell where the bug or camera is, only that one is there.
But I nodded and slipped it into an inside pocket of the blazer I was wearing. I signaled the bartender that it was time for another Lagavulin. ’’ I asked. ‘‘I did. ’’ ‘‘Just a thank-you. ’’ I wondered if she had bought the story. If she hadn’t thanked Harry for his response, I would have known she hadn’t bought it, because she was classy and it wouldn’t have been like her not to respond. But the thank-you might have been automatic, sent even in the presence of continued suspicions. It could even have been duplicitous, intended to lull Harry into thinking she was satisfied when in fact the opposite was true.
After the events of September eleventh in the United States, the Metropolitan Police Force undertook a major initiative to link up these informal networks of cameras with a central database that runs advanced facial recognition software. The software reads characteristics that are difficult or impossible to obscure—the distance be- H ARD R AIN 33 tween the eyes, for example, or the precise angles of the triangle formed by the corners of the eyes and the center of the mouth. Now, when a camera gets a match for a photograph from the database, an alert is automatically sent to the appropriate authorities.
Cold As Ice by Anne Stuart