Shadow Woman: A Novel

By Linda Howard


From Linda Howard comes an exciting and sensual new novel of romance, suspense, intrigue . . . and stories which can kill.
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn’t realize the face she sees within the reflect. She recalls what she seems like, yet her mirrored image is an individual else’s. so as to add to the surprise, years appear to have disappeared from her lifestyles. somebody has long past to nice and inexplicable lengths to maintain these lacking years hidden without end. however the prior continuously unearths the way to return.
unusual stories quickly start to floor and, besides them, a few strange talents and abilities that Lizette hasn’t a clue approximately buying. Sensing that she’s being monitored, Lizette without notice is aware tips on how to look for insects in her apartment and monitoring units in her automobile. What’s extra, she will be able to elude surveillance—like a educated agent.
input a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he desires to help—but who triggers worrying pictures of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette could or is probably not the wrongdoer. With stories returning, she abruptly turns into a goal of nameless assassins. at the run with nowhere to conceal, Lizette has no selection yet to depend on Xavier, a robust and magnetic guy she doesn’t belief, with a strong allure she can't withstand. As murky waters turn into transparent, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that's treacherous and far-reaching and a fact that, as soon as published, may well silence her and Xavier as soon as and for all.

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“Dazzling . . . From the outlet line, [Shadow Woman] will seize readers and take them on an exciting and terrifying adventure!”—RT ebook Reviews
“Fast-paced, intricately precise romantic suspense . . . Readers won’t are looking to placed it down till the intense end. . . . hugely recommended.”—Fresh Fiction
“An exciting plot and alluring characters [with] plenty of drama, pressure, intrigue and suspense.”—The Star-Ledger

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The typical citizen had no proposal of the level to which their very own executive spied on them. but when she did use the NSA, that used to be an reputable hyperlink among them that would increase questions. She may lodge to that later, yet for now Xavier guess that she might nonetheless be utilizing her outdoors resources. As she misplaced every one conflict, she’d boost to your next step. That wasn’t Xavier’s manner. One step at a time used to be silly. If it have been him, he’d pass immediately for the large weapons, annihilate the risk, and stream on. Why waste time dicking round? yet attending to her wouldn’t be effortless. She’d take precautions now, after her first try had failed. He may have to take out Al while, anything that will be infinitely more challenging. And he needed to care for Lizzy. Tactically, he should still get rid of the probability first, then cross after Lizzy. That was once what Felice and Al might either anticipate him to do, to stick with education and care for the fast risk. yet even supposing he’d been conserving Lizzy these kinds of years, none of them knew that he and Lizzy were enthusiasts in the course of lots of the education and operation part. Al suggestion it troubled Xavier simply because a lady have been killed through the motion, and in a while he had develop into extra protecting, angrily rejecting the necessity for the reminiscence wipe that they’d played besides. while he and Lizzy were jointly, they’d long past to nice lengths to maintain their dating inner most; hookups and affairs did ensue among operatives, yet as a result tremendous delicate nature of the project, they’d either inspiration their connection can be saved at the down-low. That used to be then. This was once now. while it got here to Lizzy, to hell with strategies. She used to be at the run, she was once scared, and Felice might nonetheless be looking for her. Xavier desired to get to her first. whether she didn’t keep in mind him, whether she used to be now operating from him up to she was once from Felice, he may possibly calm her down and get her to a secure position, persuade her that he’d by no means damage her. He desired to understand how a lot she remembered, how a lot of Lizzy had surfaced. The essence of Lizzy was once again; that she had even partial keep in mind was once greater than he’d ever was hoping. He put a decision, realizing his chops have been going to get busted, massive time. “I want a tow for the Harley. ” He gave his place, and waited for the thrill to start. there has been a pause. “You have an twist of fate? ” He may possibly simply say it had surrender on him, yet he wasn’t going to place the blame on this kind of tremendous laptop. “She minimize the spark plug wires. ” He heard a muffled snicker of laughter. “No shit? Fuck, I’m in love. ” “Don’t get any rules, dickhead. She’s mine. simply make the preparations. ” * * * Sitting in Sean’s sister’s vehicle within the parking zone of a Leesburg, Virginia, twenty-four-hour Walmart, Lizzy watched the folk round her, searching for something suspicious, and furiously pondering. She needed to work out how X had discovered her. She’d ditched her automobile; that have been the main most probably technique of monitoring her. yet he’d nonetheless stumbled on her inside of hours. So there needed to be a tracker on whatever she was once sporting. yet what?

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