From CHIMERAS, Chapter 3:
Rhesus stares at the pistol. He wavers, for no more than a second, then snags the weapon and storms out of the car.
The bang. And then another, and another.
Rhesus slams the trunk shut and returns inside the car. He is sweating heavily, dizzy from the rush -- intoxicated. His face is sprayed with blood and gunpowder, so are his clothes.
The reek of a new initiation, the aspersion of a blasphemous baptism.
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CHIMERAS is the first in a detective thriller series featuring LAPD Detective Track Presius. To be sure not to miss the release date, subscribe to the blog posts in the main page. To request an ARC (advanced reserved copy), in exchange for an honest review to be posted on amazon or goodreads, send an email to eegiorgi(at)gmail.com with the subject line "ARC copy."
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Book Description: Haunted by the girl he couldn't save in his youth, and the murder he committed to avenge her, Detective Track Presius has a unique gift: the vision and sense of smell of a predator. When a series of apparently unrelated murders reel him into the depths of genetic research, Track feels more than a call to duty. Children are dying, children who, like himself, could have been healthy, and yet something, at some point, went terribly wrong. For Track, saving the innocent becomes a quest for redemption. The only way he can come to terms with his dark past is to understand his true nature.
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