Stone Cold: An Alex Stone Thriller (The Alex Stone Thrillers)
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Is it ever ok to cross the line? Just how far would you go to protect those you love?
Stone Cold is the first book in the internationally bestselling Alex Stone thriller series that will grab you from the stunning opening and won't let go until the shocking finale.
exposing them to harm was a cruel irony that ate at Alex, her insistence to Judge West that their fate wasn’t her problem a boast she could no longer back up. Her fear for the Henderson family was enough to make her detour to their house before going to police headquarters. They lived on the east side, a part of Kansas City where the name of one of the long-defunct homeowners associations, Forgotten Homes, told the story of too many people who lived there. The promises of generations of
they recognize it for what it was? What rationalization clouded their vision, or did they rationalize at all, instead leaping into the abyss buoyed by certain invulnerability or encouraged by a conviction of entitlement? Or were they driven by a suspicion that they were unworthy of their station in life, secretly hoping to be caught? Perhaps she had stepped onto this path that first day of law school when she and Tommy Bradshaw had fought over the meaning of justice. Or maybe her descent began
wringing her hands. “Thank you.” She hesitated, turning her head from side to side, glancing around his chambers. “It’s just you and me, Alex. I promise you. No hidden cameras or microphones.” “I know. I know. It’s just that this is so hard.” “Always is. Supposed to get easier, but I’m not so sure.” She furrowed her brow. “Are we talking about the same thing?” He took another sip. “I believe we are. We’re talking about your client, Mr. Reed, and what you’re going to do about him. Isn’t
Dwayne Reed had made her sick and had scared her.” “What did you say to her about what happened between her and Dwayne Reed?” “Because of her getting sick and being so shook up, I asked her if Dwayne had confessed to her that he had killed Wilfred Donaire.” “What made you think of that?” “Well, for starters, I was sure he was guilty and I figured any lawyer who found out she’d helped a murderer get off would be pretty sick about it and pretty afraid of what might happen because of that.”
died.” Ortiz paused, looking at the photograph of Dwayne’s body on the screen, then at Alex, and finally at the jury. “Thank you Ms. Shelburne. No further questions.” Judge West banged his gavel. “We’ll take the noon recess and resume at one thirty.” Odyessy stepped down from the witness stand. Ortiz cupped her elbow with his hand and walked her toward the hall. Mason rose and turned toward the back of the courtroom. Blues was standing near the door. Their eyes met and they nodded. Blues