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The Cost of BetrayalBethany House Publishers
Publication Date September 4, 2018
Genres: Suspense, Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Written for: Adults
In Dee Henderson's novella "Betrayal," Janelle Roberts is freed--thanks to people she doesn't know--after serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she did not commit. But a murderer is still at large, and Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another betrayal.
In Dani Pettrey's "Deadly Isle," Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer bent on betrayal before they become the next victims?
In Lynette Eason's "Code of Ethics," trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John saves the life of Detective Isaac Martinez. After a betrayal leads to him getting shot and then attacked while in recovery, Isaac is now a key witness determined to testify. But someone is intent on silencing him--and those around him--forever. Together, Ruthie and Isaac go on the run, desperate to escape the killers hunting him.
Excerpt From Code of Ethics by Lynette Eason
Ruthie slid the chart back into its slot and slipped down the hall to room four. She pushed open the door and came to an abrupt halt. A young man dressed in green scrubs held a syringe, ready to push it into her patient’s IV. “Excuse me. Who are you?”
The person turned and shot her a small smile. “I’m the new night nurse. I was just getting ready to give Mr. Martinez here his medicine.”
“I just read his chart. He’s already had it.”
But the person had already turned back to the port. He inserted the needle.
Ruthie gasped. “I’m his doctor and I said stop!”
He continued to ignore her. Fear for the man in the bed overrode anything else. She lunged forward and shoved the nurse away. He stumbled backward with a surprised cry while the syringe fell from the port and tumbled to the floor.
He shot to his feet. His dark eyes glittered, menace emanating from him. Chills enveloped Ruthie. He was no nurse. He sprang at her and wrapped his fingers around her throat.
She let out a scream before his grip tightened and cut her air off.
Realization finally hit.
This man was here to kill her patient.
But he was going to do his best to kill her first.
Isaac woke at the sound of the scream. Instinct had him reaching for his weapon only to find his hand flailing uselessly at his side. Sounds of a scuffle reached him and he tried to speak. A crash sounded. Another scream.
“What’s going on in here?”
Then scrambling, running footsteps.
“Security! And I need a doctor! Ruthie, are you okay?”
Isaac worked himself into a sitting position, hating the weakness and the flashes of pain. The door opened and several hospital workers rushed in.
Isaac looked down to see a woman on the floor and another woman squatting in front of her. “Hey.”
The first woman, dressed in street clothes, scrambled to her feet and focused on him. “You need to lay back down. You don’t want to move wrong and tear that wound open.” She sounded hoarse.
He waved a hand. “I’m fine. What happened?”
“You’re not fine, you’ve been shot. And had surgery. Don’t mess up my work.” She touched the bandage on his shoulder. “No blood, that’s good. How do you feel?”
“Like I’ve been shot. Who are you?”
She jolted and snapped her gaze up to meet his.
And that’s when he noticed the red marks that would soon turn to bruises. He blinked and reached out to stroke the side of her neck. She flinched away. “Who choked you, and why?”
“I’m Dr. Ruthie St. John, the surgeon who removed the bullet in your shoulder earlier today. As for who tried to choke me, I’m not sure. But he was trying to jam this into your IV.” She held up a syringe.
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