From CHIMERAS, beginning of Chapter 11:
I rolled over and faced Hortensia’s pale shoulders, the soft bulges of her spine drawing a sinuous line all the way down to the small of her back. She turned—the hem of the sheets printed on her right cheek—and stared at me aloof, her parted lips an invitation to be devoured all over again.
“You missed a call,” she scolded, rubbing her eyes.
No point in asking why she didn’t tell me earlier. Whatever does not concern her, Hortensia does by inertia -- when she even bothers.
I reached over to grab the mobile on the nightstand and snapped it open, surfing through the list of calls. Diane Kyle, the display informed me.
If sex is a catharsis, love is a catastrophe.
I tossed the phone on the pillow and got out of bed, meandering through the stacks of painted canvases piled against the walls.
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CHIMERAS, the first in a detective thriller series featuring LAPD Detective Track Presius, is now available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon.
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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.