When the perfect job comes up, Charlie doesn’t think twice about taking it. This is the break he’s been looking for and nobody, not even the rest of his team, can persuade him otherwise.
The job means working for an old enemy and crossing the border into London. Both are risky, but Charlie has no idea how high the stakes really are. The team will have to confront their past, each other and a killer who is closer than they realize. But can they all make it out of the city alive?
“We all remember that kid in Piccadilly. That determined look he had on his face as he willed all those people to him. Just using his mind, he pulled them close then blew them all to pieces. It could be anyone. Your neighbour, your friend, your lover. Remain vigilant. Reachers are everywhere.”
Border Lines is the second book in L.E. Fitzpatrick’s Reachers series.
The wilderness rapidly became blemished with concrete and then erupted into a full infection of industry. S’aven smoked and hissed beneath them as they soared across the urban landscape. The air thickened in dense plumes of sulphuric cloud as the sky greyed. Heat waves drifted off the flat roofs, trapped under a thick cloudy blanket. Summer in S’aven was unbearable and, even as high as they were, they couldn’t escape the suffocation of the shanty town encircling London.
There was an insulating blanket on the helicopter. Rachel wrapped Darcy in it, focusing on him rather than the buildings beneath them. He was still stable, although Rachel had no idea how that was even possible after all he’d been through. The space in the helicopter was crowded and she had to cradle Darcy on her lap. John sat opposite, keeping his attention fixed on Riva and her men. He was edgy and it had nothing to do with flying over S’aven.
She glanced up at him and subtly he reached out his hand. Their fingertips touched. She felt a surge of concern from him, it was enough to make her worry about Charlie. Riva was watching them curiously.
The helicopter started to descend. Rachel felt a lurch in her gut. She looked up, expecting to see St Mary’s, her old workplace. But they were nowhere near the chaos of S’aven’s biggest hospital. The white mansion and the artificial grounds took her totally by surprise. Riva had taken them straight to her personal compound, a sight that Rachel had hoped she would never see again. As she turned John was already pointing his pistol at Riva’s head and her four soldiers were pointing their automatic rifles at his.
“Think about this situation, Mr Smith,” Riva said, checking her nails. “How quick are you really?”
“I guess we’re going to find out,” John replied, quirking his eyebrow.
Start with Book One, The Running Game
Rachel’s father called it the running game. Count the exits, calculate the routes, and always be ready to run.
On the surface, Rachel is just an ordinary doctor, but she has a secret. Rachel is a Reacher, wanted by the government and the criminal underworld for her telekinetic powers.
Charlie and his brother John have a reputation for doing the impossible. But after losing his family, Charlie is a broken mess and John is barely keeping him afloat. In desperation, they take a job from a ruthless crime lord, only to discover the girl they are hunting is a Reacher… one of their own kind.
With the help of dangerous and dubious allies, can Rachel turn the game around and save herself?
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About the author
L E Fitzpatrick was born in Hull, East Yorkshire, but now lives in West Wales, with her family plus lots of dogs and cats. She manages an office, volunteers as a room steward for the National Trust and also supports independent authors as a proofreader and beta reader. She obviously has no spare time because of this, but if she did it would probably be invested in walking in the countryside and enjoying the peace and quiet.
L E Fitzpatrick published her first series Dark Waters in 2011 and is currently working on her Reacher series.