Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-04-14

Moonlight Masquerade (London Encounters Book #1): A Regency Romance

By Ruth Axtell / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (82 reviews)

Moonlight Masquerade (London Encounters Book #1): A Regency Romance

Lady Celine Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position of being able to help those in need–or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess’s butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London’s West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham’s spell. Will he find the proof he needs? And if she is a spy after all, will he do the right thing?

Ruth Axtell deftly creates a world where black and white burst into a confusion of colors and no one is who they seem. Readers will be hooked from the very first scene to the final page.

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The Eagle Heist (A Beauford Sloan Mystery)

By Raymond Austin / Genre: Private Investigators, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (84 reviews)

The Eagle Heist (A Beauford Sloan Mystery)

The Eagle Heist, the first of television director Raymond Austin’s Beauford Sloan Mystery series, has private detective Beauford Sloan (actor Wilford Brimley look-alike) hot on the trail of those who cleverly robbed an armor truck of millions of1 dollars of diamonds. This is the Kindle ebook edition of the best-selling hardcover edition.

An Eagle Security armored truck carrying sixteen million dollars worth of diamonds and three million in cash disappears in Washington, D.C. The only clue the police and FBI have is the distress call from the crew of Eagle Eleven as it was under attack. Six months later, with the case having gone cold, ex-Virginia cop turned private eye Beauford Sloan takes the case and sets out on a trail of clues where death seems to follow his every step.

The book has received rave reviews and is an outstanding start for television director Raymond Austin, whose works include The Saint, The Avengers, Hawaii Five-U, Hart to Hart, Vegas, Quincy, Magnum, P.I., AirWolf, Spenser: For Hire, JAG, and the list goes on and on.

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Death By Bourbon 4 (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

By Abigail Keam / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (110 reviews)

Death By Bourbon 4 (Mystery & Women Sleuths)(Josiah Reynolds Mystery) (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

Life takes a dramatic turn for Josiah when she witnesses a death at an engagement party for Matt. Matt? Yes, Matt.

Charming socialite Addison DeWitt falls into a fit after taking a sip of bourbon. That would be upsetting enough, but Josiah is sure it is murder. However, no one will believe her except for Lady Elsmere and Meriah Caldwell, the famous mystery writer. The three of them conspire to bring the murderer to justice. It turns out the suspect is always three steps ahead of them.

To make matters worse, Josiah’s daughter, Asa decides to move to London, Franklin leaves town and Jake starts singing a different tune. Josiah doubts her ability to meet the future alone. Maybe it’s time to sell the Butterfly and move to Florida with the rest of the old folks.

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TYCE

By Shareef Jaudon / Genre: Urban / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (184 reviews)

TYCE

A newborn baby boy cries out in the night but instead of a cozy crib his screams echo from a back alley dumpster! Abandoned at birth, Tyce Adkins is forced to go solo until he meets Omar. The two become fast friends and feared enforcers in the vicious drug game working for a sadistic boss named Biz.

Things get complicated when Biz and a strong willed Tyce don’t see eye to eye. Never the one to play the bitch role, Tyce strikes out on his own once again, but this time he has company. His partner Omar, the sexy escort Dallas, family man Sway, and Biz’s unsatisfied girlfriend Angelique!

With his new crew, Tyce embarks on a money mission that’s packed with problems. Tyce is forced to deal with a vengeful Biz, paid assassins, dirty detectives, jealousy, and love. He’s beaten the odds since birth, but all this sh*# may be too much for Tyce to handle…after all, he’s only one man.

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Blowing on Dandelions: A Novel (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series)

By Miralee Ferrell / Genre: United States, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (158 reviews)

Blowing on Dandelions: A Novel (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series)

Do Dandelion Wishes Actually Come True?  Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don’t get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn’t easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-03-14

Head in the Clouds

By Karen Witemeyer / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (122 reviews)

Head in the Clouds

Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind.

When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America’s wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn’t uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon–and intrigues him at the same time. But he can’t afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate.

When Isabella’s uncle comes to claim the child–and her inheritance–Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man’s evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?

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Tankbread

By Paul Mannering / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (72 reviews)

Tankbread

Ten years ago humanity lost the war for survival.

Now intelligent zombies rule the world. Feeding the undead of a steady diet of cloned people called Tankbread, the survivors live in a dangerous world on the brink of final extinction.

One outlaw courier must go on a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Australia. Fighting his way into the very heart of the apocalypse in the desperate search for a way to save the last humans and destroy the undead threat.

His only companion is a girl with an extraordinary secret. Her name is Else, and she’s Tankbread.

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Tongue of Fire

By David McKnight / Genre: Christian Fiction, Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (65 reviews)

Tongue of Fire

The charismatic new preacher at the local mega-church is drawing followers by the hundreds. There’s only one problem. He’s a Mormon, and nobody knows it.

John Peterson tries to follow the Spirit, but it tells him to preach, and preaching only seems to get him into trouble. His strident defense of the Mormon Church has gotten him fired again, forcing his family to move for the third time in as many years. Looking for a fresh start in Mayfield, John agrees to keep his head down. But when the owner of the local mega church loses his pastor, he invites John to preach without asking the name of his church. After a spiritual prompting, John decides to preach, but as his following explodes, his new-found fame threatens to expose his religion and shatter his family’s hopes for a new life.

The town of Mayfield is growing impatient with high school football coach Paul Connelly. The former pastor was hired to help save the football program after the greatest scandal in school history, but after four straight losing seasons, his time is running out. With John Peterson’s meteoric rise, the town appears to have found a new moral authority, and an excuse to find a new coach. When Paul discovers that John is a Mormon, he finds the key to restoring his moral standing—all he has to do is expose and destroy John Peterson.

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Backward Compatible: A Geek Love Story

By Sarah Daltry / Genre: Video & Electronic Games, Puzzles & Games, Humor & Entertainment / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Backward Compatible: A Geek Love Story

Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close… (insert Star Wars theme music here…)

It is a time of chaotic hormones.

Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release.

During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game’s secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path.

Pursued by other gamers who want to be the first to beat this boss, George and Katie race to level up, and, in so doing, restore decency and sexual activity to their personal galaxy…

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For Love’s Sake Only (Wild Wild West)

By Lena Matthews / Genre: Westerns, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (25 reviews)

For Love's Sake Only (Wild Wild West)

The last thing Charlotte Sane expects to find at a Rodeo is her dream man, but even she can’t deny the instant attraction that leads her straight into the arms of a handsome cowboy named Ty Wilcox. The two have nothing in common. Nothing except insane, inexplicable, but undeniable desire.

Ty knows from the instant they first kiss that he and Charlotte are meant to be together. Proving it to strong-willed Charlotte? A whole different bull-ride. The headstrong beauty is running scared, but she’s got another thought coming if she thinks Ty will let her walk away.

Charlotte’s finally met her match in Ty, because this cowboy knows it’ll take a firm hand to win her wild heart.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-31-14

LANCEJACK (The Union Series)

By Phillip Richards / Genre: Military, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (92 reviews)

LANCEJACK (The Union Series)

Andy Moralee is no longer the young and terrified recruit who had last set foot upon New Earth two years ago. Decorated for his bravery during the final hours of the invasion and promoted to lance corporal, he is still troubled by his memories and haunted by nightmares. He finds himself unable to cope with life back on Earth, and so he returns to the red planet, the only place where he feels he belongs.

But New Earth has changed as well. A growing insurgency threatens to turn the planet into a battleground once again, but this time the enemy has the ability to melt away into the population, and even turn the Union’s weapons against them. Nobody can be trusted, even old friends.

Quickly swept up in the gathering storm Andy finds himself in the command of a section that resents his early promotion, and during the battle that follows his leadership, his loyalty, and even his faith in his comrades are put to the ultimate test in the face of an enemy that will stop at nothing.

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Wind River

By L.J. Washburn / Genre: Westerns / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (64 reviews)

Wind River

First book in the Wind River series. After buffalo hunter and former army scout Cole Tyler arrives in Wind River, a primitive outpost in the wild Wyoming Territory, he is unwittingly drawn into taking the unwelcome and dangerous job of town marshal. Marshal Cole Tyler finds himself facing a ruthless killer as Wind River becomes a town with its own brand of justice.

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Arrival (Maddy Young Saga 1)

By Nick Pirog / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (63 reviews)

Arrival (Maddy Young Saga 1)

Maddy Young is dead. Or at least that’s what they tell him. Imagine that when you die, you have a 1 in 3 chance of having another life; same body, same age, same place as when you died. But for Maddy, everything is not making sense. He was just a week away from his Bar exam and starting his life as a Public Defender, when he made a grand entrance into this second life of his—a place they call Two. Before long Maddy thinks he is adjusting fine to Goggle instead of Google and Deadbook instead of Facebook. But Maddy soon finds out that as much as things can be different in Two, some things, like murder—never change. It’s Maddy’s job to find out just what this place really is and what this second life is all about…

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Save Me (Life After the Outbreak)

By LJ Baker / Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

Save Me (Life After the Outbreak)

Andi was doing just fine on her own. Sure the world had been hit with an outbreak that turned anyone infected into flesh eating zombies. Not to mention that everyone she ever loved was now dead. She was alive though, taking care of herself. She had little desire to indulge in building relationships with anyone. People just couldn’t be trusted. Whether they screwed you over intentionally, or just managed to get themselves killed, no one stuck around for very long. She didn’t need anyone else either. That was until Will showed up to save her.

Will, with his sparkling green eyes, lips you just wanted to taste, and insanely adorable crooked smile, wasn’t letting Andi get rid of him so easily. Yet still, Andi did everything she could to push her feelings, and Will, away. The more time they spent together though, the more difficult that became. In a world where another day was not something you could count on, wasting even a single moment, could mean missing out on your only chance for happiness.

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Veil of Civility: A Black Shuck Thriller (Declan McIver Series)

By Ian Graham / Genre: Thriller, Mystery & Thrillers, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (35 reviews)

Veil of Civility: A Black Shuck Thriller (Declan McIver Series)

NOTHING CAN STAY HIDDEN FOREVER…

During the Soviet-Afghan War an elite team of operatives were trained in the mountains of Afghanistan. Loyal to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, they were known only by their codename, Black Shuck.

In the years that followed — betrayed from within by the internal power struggles of the IRA — the team members were hunted down. Three survived, fading into the turbulent streets of Northern Ireland. To this day, their identities remain a mystery — but nothing can stay hidden forever.

For years, Declan McIver has lived under the radar — married to a beautiful woman and operating a successful business — but that life is about to change. When a planned meeting with an old friend goes horribly wrong, Declan finds himself on the run from a shadowy conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep their evil intentions a closely guarded secret.

To survive, he’ll have to rely on long dormant training and reach deep within himself to a place and time he’d hoped to never return. As his past is laid open for the world to see and events spiral further out of control — who will win and at what cost?

Weaving well-documented facts and speculative history, Veil of Civility combines Soviet Special Forces, the Irish Republican Army, American politicians and Chechen terrorists into an explosive modern day thriller! From the countryside of suburban Virginia and the powerful halls of Washington DC to the rocky coast of Wales and the moors of Scotland, Declan McIver struggles to stay one step ahead of the conspiracy that has made him a wanted man!

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-30-14

Paradise Falls

By Ruth Ryan Langan / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (101 reviews)

Paradise Falls

In 1890 Massachusetts, Fiona Downey accepts a teaching position in rural Michigan, populated by few farms and even fewer people. Living with the Hayden family in Paradise Falls, she is drawn into their complex relationships, especially the uneasy dynamic that seems to pit brother against brother: the older, taciturn Grayson, and Fleming, a handsome charmer. Attracted to Grayson — but pursued by Fleming — Fiona must decide where her true love lies — and whether that love is worth sacrificing her dearest dreams.

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The Pride of the King

By Amanda Hughes / Genre: United States, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

The Pride of the King

For readers who like a little romance with their historical fiction. Wickedly inviting, the dark side of life has always seduced Lauren De Beauville. With copper-colored tresses and the smile of a pirate, this young adventuress throws caution to the wind and leaps into a quagmire of temptation that is 18th Century New York. Will she survive her constant craving for danger? Dazzled by glamor, Lauren plays a deadly game joining a group of brutal con artists and smugglers who are cheating their way across the New World. There are splendid gowns, handsome men and nights filled with passion. What more could she want? At the very top is James St. Clare, the ruthless yet alluring captain of a ship called The Pride of the King. Risking her life and her love, Lauren allows herself to be swept into his whirlwind of desire and treachery where she gambles everything.

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Kiss Me, Chloe

By Linda George / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (66 reviews)

Kiss Me, Chloe

Chloe Lewellyn has set aside her hopes and dreams long enough. All she wants now is to escape from Houston, and from Greg, whose career will always come first. She wants a new life, and, in time, a new love who will put her first in his life and allow her to be the person she wants to be.

Kyle Stanton spies her sitting alone in a crowded restaurant in Albuquerque. Somehow, he knows from the moment he sees her sad expression that this woman, whose heart has been shattered, holds the key to the happiness that has eluded him. How can he convince her to give love another chance? The answer lies in the Rocky Mountains. . . .

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Doug and Carlie

By Lisa Smartt / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (205 reviews)

Doug and Carlie

Carlie Ann Davidson only has $167.29 in the bank. She’s 10 years late on college and 37 lbs. over the ideal weight chart. When she’s not in her college classes, she’s stocking shelves at the Dollar General Store in Commerce, Georgia, and wondering why SO many people eat pork n beans. But Carlie has dreams, dreams of love and literary success. With the humorous and engaging backdrop of small town characters and culture, Carlie realizes she’s not a loser at all. Just a late bloomer. The good news? Sometimes there are rewards for late bloomers.

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Pride and Honour – The Battle for Saxony

By Nathaniel Burns / Genre: European, Historical Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (55 reviews)

Pride and Honour - The Battle for Saxony

Europe, in the year of the Lord 772

The extraordinary novel, Pride and Honour, is a completely revised and rewritten version of the surprise initial success of the novel Honour and Glory by Nathaniel Burns. The author took many of his readers‘ tips, reviews and advice to heart to make his fascinating tale about Charlemagne and the Saxon King Widukind an even better read. Take this suspenseful, captivating and exciting journey back into Europe’s Dark Ages to meet the pivotal figure of Charlemagne and one of his greatest adversaries.

Like a bloody storm, Charlemagne’s armies ravage early medieval Europe, leaving devastation and misery in their wake. They have subdued the kingdom of the Langobards, defeated the duchy of Bavaria; they threaten the Moors in the west and, in the south, the pope in Rome.

Yet Charlemagne has even more ambitious plans: he covets the Saxon territories in the north. The Saxons put up an unexpectedly fierce resistance. When Charlemagne’s troops destroy the Irminsul shrine, the Saxon holy of holies, there ensues a struggle to the death. Led by the legendary Duke Widukind, for decades the Saxons fight savagely for their beliefs and their independence. And they will have their revenge…

Pride and Honour will transport the reader right into the heart of this legend-shrouded part of the Early Middle Ages. With his story, Nathaniel Burns has woven a a rich, dark tapestry of one of the pivotal periods in medieval European history. His historically accurate descriptions rich in authentic detail bring this remote, strife-ridden world to life again before your very eyes.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-29-14

What Once Was Perfect (The Wardham Series)

By Zoe York / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

What Once Was Perfect (The Wardham Series)

She shuttered her heart and walked away…
Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted. She’s found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Running into her ex-boyfriend fans flames she thought long extinguished, renews her interest in love. Not with Kyle, of course. Never again. But as sparks fly and items of clothing disappear, she scrambles to lock down her heart.

…Now he has a second chance to get it right.
Kyle Nixon let Laney slip away once. Their chemistry together is undeniable, but a few days of steamy sex over the Christmas holidays won’t be enough to convince her to let him back into her heart. Even if she did trust him again, her life as Dr. Calhoun is a day’s drive away from the hometown that he loves–the world he once chose over her.

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What Kills Me: Book One

By Wynne Channing / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (193 reviews)

What Kills Me: Book One

An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

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The Witch On Twisted Oak (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

By Susan C. Muller / Genre: Witches & Wizards, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

The Witch On Twisted Oak (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

A powerful psychic is brutally murdered. Secrets are revealed. An old enemy is out for revenge.

Detective Ruben Marquez is thrust back into his childhood memories when he investigates a gruesome murder that occurs only feet from his mother’s home. Is the killer somehow connected to his own past? Is the beautiful, mysterious daughter of the victim, someone he can trust? Or is her revelation that she’s a witch a sign he should stay clear. But how can he, when it appears she’s next on the murderer’s to-do list?

In the ultimate test of courage, he uses himself as bait to protect all he holds dear . . . his career, his family, and the Witch on Twisted Oak.

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Cruiser

By Dee J. Stone / Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (10 reviews)

Cruiser

Lex is the girl of Cruiser’s dreams. But his twin brother got to her first.

I’ve got a million voices telling me why I shouldn’t kiss her. She’s Rey’s girl and off limits. He’s been good to her. I know he will continue to be good to her. Look out for her, protect her. Lex’s been good to him, too. Only a jerk would try to break them up, and I’m no jerk.

But dammit, I want her.

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Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Jack the Ripper)

By Bernard Schaffer / Genre: British Detectives, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Jack the Ripper)

Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes provides readers a rare look at the lives of the victims, the monster known as Jack the Ripper, and the characters of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved stories. All are presented in a fresh and entirely new way. A entirely new realistic way.
Readers familiar with the Holmes stories will be shocked (and in some cases upset) with these new characterizations, but take heed as Gerard Lestrade transforms from doddering simpleton into an actual living and breathing detective assigned to the worst slum imaginable. They will be captivated by the reality of Holmes’ addiction to cocaine and morphine. They will find themselves walking the cobblestone streets of Whitechapel, wondering if Bloody Jack’s blade might be aimed at their throats next.

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