He was trying to decide the best way to approach her about taking a sneak peek at what there was of Emily’s file when he noticed that she was looking at him but had a strange, far away look in her eyes. It was as if she were some place else. Her hands were clinched into fists and her breathing was erratic. Her eyes were glazed over and her mouth was slightly parted. She looked as though she were in some kind of trance.
Concerned, he reached out to touch her and got shocked. It was as if he had just touched a high voltage wire. What the hell was going on here?
All of the sudden she came around. She quickly looked behind their table to see how many people were there and then turned to look out the window at the front parking lot.
She said, "Call for backup. Call now. A lime green, old beat up car is going to pull up out front. The driver is going to stay in the car and the passenger is going to come in and rob the restaurant. Call for backup!"
He stared at her. "Are you feeling all right?"
"Dammit! There they are. Don’t worry I’ll take care of this. Don’t let the perp see you. He’ll run if he sees your uniform and I won’t be able to help him."
He looked out the window and sure enough, the car she described had just pulled up and the young, pimple-faced passenger was getting out with a small caliber gun in his hand.
Stunned, while he watched she pulled a Sig Sauer out of her boot, pushed the woman behind the cash register to the ground and waited for the gunman to come in.
As soon as he approached her, he held the gun up and yelled, "Give me all of your money or I’ll blow your fucking head off!"
She smiled raised her gun and said, "Throw your gun down, sweet pea, and you’ll live to see your mama for supper tonight. You’re under arrest."Startled, he threw his gun and made a noise any little girl would have been proud of while Patrick came up behind him and cuffed him.
He yelled, "It wasn’t loaded. I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I just needed the money."
Rachael looked at the perpetrator and said, "Does Kyle have any weapons in the vehicle with him?"
The shrieking boy looked at her and said, "How do you know my brother?"
In an agitated tone, she said, "Answer me. Are there any more weapons in the car?"
"No, he’s afraid. Please don’t hurt him. He’s my little brother."
Patrick looked at her and shouted, "What the hell is going on here?"
She said, "I’m going to get Kyle. Do you have more cuffs?"
"Bullshit. You are not going out there. You could be hurt. What the hell is going on here?"
"I’ll explain later, Patrick, but right now I have to get Kyle out of that car. You can’t go because you’re in uniform and he’ll run and possibly injure innocent people."
At that moment, she flung her Phoenix PD cap down on the counter and with her hands, hurriedly brushed back the most magnificent strawberry blond hair he had ever seen. How did this situation get so out of control so fast?
She started to leave, turned and said, "I’m going to get in the passenger side of the vehicle. When you see me throw the keys out the window, come and get him."
She put her gun in her pants at her back, walked out of the restaurant and straight for the open passenger door of the lime green car. She pulled the gun, got in beside Kyle, smiled and said, "This is a hold up. Give me your keys."
In a panic Kyle said, "No! No! No! You don’t understand. My brother is inside holding the restaurant up. We need the car to get away in. Please, if you take my car my brother is going to be really pissed."
She said seriously, "Wow, it really sucks to be robbed, doesn’t it?"
He looked at her with some hope and said, "Can I keep the car?"
She furrowed her brows as if in deep thought and said, "Okay. You can keep the car but you’re under arrest for participating in an armed robbery. Give me the keys."
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Feature and a Giveaway!: Justice for Emily, Sandy Wolters
Today we have the pleasure of featuring the novel “Justice for Emily” by Sandy Wolters!
Sandy is hosting an ebook giveaway at http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/590847 through Friday July 1st. Hop on over and get a copy if you enjoy the excerpt below.
To get us started, Sandy has provided us a little insight into the excerpt:
“In this scene, Patrick has just met Rachael and they're having lunch. He learns quickly that she has more than just the standard cop's intuition.”
A big thank you to Sandy for stopping by to visit us!
Visit Sandy’s website http://sandywolters.weebly.com/justice-for-emily-excerpt.html to sample the first two chapters!
Here’s an interview featuring Sandy on The Lit Chick Show. http://www.litchickshow.com/2011/06/paranormal-romance-on-lit-chick-show.html Look for her special on July 20th!!