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Excerpt of Hidden Fire by Terry Odell

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Pine Hills Police #2
Author Self-Published
September 2011
On Sale: September 23, 2011
Featuring: Sarah Tucker; Randy Detweiler
ISBN: 1466025999
EAN: 2940013414600
Kindle: B005P49DXG
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Also by Terry Odell:

Remaking Morgan, October 2019
Paperback / e-Book
Personal Assignment, April 2019
e-Book
Falcon's Prey, June 2018
e-Book
Identity Crisis, October 2017
e-Book
In Dire Straits, October 2016
e-Book
In Deep Trouble, May 2016
e-Book
In Hot Water, February 2016
e-Book
Seeing Red, December 2014
e-Book
Windswept Danger, November 2014
e-Book
Deadly Puzzles, May 2014
e-Book
What's In A Name?, December 2013
Audio / e-Book
Dangerous Connections, October 2013
Trade Size / e-Book
Deadly Bones, November 2012
e-Book
Nowhere to Hide, June 2012
e-Book
Where Danger Hides, June 2012
e-Book
Rooted in Danger, April 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
Saving Scott, April 2012
e-Book
Deadly Secrets, December 2011
e-Book
Finding Fire, October 2011
e-Book
Danger In Deer Ridge, September 2011
Paperback / e-Book
Hidden Fire, September 2011
e-Book
Finding Sarah, September 2011
e-Book (reprint)
Where Danger Hides, May 2011
Hardcover / e-Book
What's In a Name?, January 2011
e-Book (reprint)
When Danger Calls, October 2010
e-Book (reprint)

Excerpt of Hidden Fire by Terry Odell

Under the table, Sarah's toes found the cuff of Randy's pants and inched their way up his calf, the coarse hair tickling her foot. His eyes widened, his eyebrows arched and the standard restaurant candle–in–a–jar caught the hazel flecks in his otherwise brown eyes. He brushed a lock of hair from his forehead, but it flopped back the way it always did.

She smiled at the hovering waiter, placed her hand over her empty coffee cup and shook her head. "No more, Tony. Thanks."

Tony refilled Randy's coffee cup and whisked away his empty pie plate. Randy's eyes returned to Sarah, moving between her dessert and her face. He smiled, but she could sense his impatience. She continued her torment by dipping her spoon into the chocolate mousse in front of her. Slowly, carefully, she filled the spoon with the rich delight.

His call had surprised her yesterday, when he announced he'd be coming back from San Francisco a day early. She wriggled her toes higher up his leg, trying not to laugh as he squirmed. She'd chosen her outfit with special care this morning. Demure didn't begin to cover it. Prim? Prissy? That was closer. Navy blue slacks, a pale blue silk blouse buttoned to the neck and a navy blazer. Not quite a suit, but close enough. Of course, the thong beneath the slacks and the lace demi–bra under the blouse were anything but prissy. She'd sensed Randy's eyes on her behind as they walked up the steps to the restaurant. And maybe his hand had crept a little lower than the small of her back as he'd guided her to their booth.

She poised the mousse–laden spoon in front of her mouth, parting her lips a fraction. With her other hand, she fingered the pearl button at her neck.

"It's warm in here, isn't it?" One button, then a second, slipped through its hole. Randy leaned forward.

"You're killing me," he whispered.

Her tongue wrapped around the mousse. Her eyes closed. She sighed.

"You're going to finish that, aren't you?" he asked, resignation in his tone.

Without opening her eyes, she said, "Every bite."

He blew out a long, slow breath.

She met his gaze and smiled at his obvious annoyance. "It's chocolate. Some things shouldn't be rushed."

She slid her foot out from inside the restriction of his slacks and worked it up his thigh. He reached for his glass and swigged gulps of water. When her toes met his lap, he choked. Coughing, eyes watering, he reached down and encountered her waiting foot. Still choking, he clutched it closer to his groin and she felt his hardness. She lowered her eyes to her mousse and took another bite, swirling her tongue around her lips.

Tony appeared and refilled Randy's water glass. "Are you all right, Detective Detweiler?"

Randy nodded and waved him off, gesturing for the check. Sarah covered her mouth with her napkin, trying to erase her grin.

"So, tell me all about your violent–crime work," she said. "Not much call for that in Pine Hills. Or do people get violent when they get parking tickets?"

He wiped his mouth and set the napkin beside his plate. "To tell you the truth, Sarah Tucker, I'm thinking about all the gruesome pictures, which is the only thing keeping me from embarrassing the hell out of myself right here."

Heat burned in his eyes. Her nipples pebbled behind the lace of her bra and moisture pooled between her legs. She scraped the remnants of the mousse from her dish, the clicks of metal against glass barely audible over the blood pounding in her ears. She wanted him. Now.

Excerpt from Hidden Fire by Terry Odell
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