Book 1.5 in The Vigilant Series
Date Published: May 5th, 2018
Dexter never looked for trouble, it finds him. Moving to a small city from New York wasnât his idea of an improvement. His plans to make his dreams of being groomed as a pro football running back ended the moment his father uprooted his family. Day one, he landed in jail without bail and realized too late that his father made a deal to get him out, one that would change his life, and put his family forever in danger. Unfortunately, finding love always happens at the worst possible time. Dexter didnât realize that love could also kill. Again, trouble, it finds him, but this time heâd face it â head on, and hope he survives. Prequel to Scepter of Fire Book 2 in The Vigilant Series.
Insatiable Darkness - Book 0
Caged Fire - Book 1
Unbreakable Darkness âBook 1.5
Scepter of Fire - Book 2
âWell, I hate to do this, but I am willing to let him go, with no charges if you can convince him to be an informant for me.â
âExcuse me?â Dexâs father responded, irritated.
âI know why you are here. Also, who you are working with and you are playing a dangerous game. I will stay out of that, but, your son is in the position to shed some light on this case and help your cause. There is something going on with the sports teams at that school. Kids going missing at the top of their prime, itâs frustrating we donât know why.â
âI understand, but why would I put my son in danger to get you your answers?â
âBecause it may help you get the answers you seekâ¦for The Vigilant,â Detective Whalen whispered when he mentioned the last word.
âIâm not doing that. Would you put your kid in that kind of danger?â
âIâve tried, but my son wasnât good enough to be recruited by the elite on the team. Heâs into other things, playing the guitar in a band. The Soul warriors have to be selected, itâs a process. Your son, heâs got what they are looking for, heâs strong, a bit impulsive, a fighter and not a detectiveâs son.â
Dex almost didnât catch it, but had leaned in to hear every bit of their conversation.
âHow about this, you put things in motion, my son doesnât know he may be exposed to the information you seek. Let things play out, then if you need to question him, Iâll make sure heâs available for that.â
There was a pause of silence, âThatâs fair and a good approach. The less he knows, the more likely he will be exposed too. Youâve got a deal.â
âAnd detective, donât ever mention The Vigilant in my presence again. You can get my family and I killed if you do, and I fought too damned hard to be able to live to risk someone putting me and mine in danger.â
Dex heard a slapping of hands and supposed they were shaking hands.
âNow, detective, can I see my son?â
About the Author
L.M. Preston, a native of Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. She is an author, an engineer, a professor, a mother and a wife. Her passion for writing and helping others to see their potential through her stories and encouragement has been her life's greatest adventures. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.
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