By Jennifer Hillier
Pulsing with the darkish obsession of Radiohead’s music “Creep,” this taut thriller—Jennifer Hillier’s magnificent debut—rockets from its seductive beginning to a heartpounding climax now not simply forgotten.
If he can’t have her . . .
Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology. a professional in human habit. And whilst she started an affair with horny, captivating graduate pupil Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was once fiddling with fireplace. ate up by means of lust once they have been jointly, riddled with guilt after they weren’t, she is familiar with the three-month fling together with her educating assistant has to finish. in the end, she’s ultimately engaged to a type and loving funding banker who adores her, and she’s taking keep an eye on of her existence. but if she makes an attempt to finish the affair, Ethan Wolfe won’t permit her stroll away.
. . . not anyone else can.
Ethan has plans for Sheila, plans that contain posting a intercourse video that might definitely get her fired and ruin her prestigious occupation. Plans to make her pay for rejecting him. And as she makes an attempt to counter his each threatening movement with no her colleagues or her fiancé learning her such a lot intimate secrets and techniques, a shattering crime rocks Puget Sound kingdom collage: a feminine pupil, a celeb athlete, is located stabbed to loss of life. somebody is elevating the stakes of violence, intercourse, and blackmail . . . and ahead of she understands it, Sheila is stuck in a terrifying cat-and-mouse video game with the sweetheart she couldn’t resist—who is now the monster who won’t enable her pass.
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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.
Creep (Creep, Book 1) by Jennifer Hillier