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.
John had bolted the door from his side. Charlie knocked and as he expected got no answer. He pressed his hand again the door handle, feeling the vibrations of the object running through his fingers. He found the lock and with a flick of his hands twisted it open. Using his powers was getting easier and easier.
The lights were off, the curtains closed, but he could just about make out his brother sitting on the side of the bed. He was toying with his favourite handgun, a Beretta 92 – cocking it, checking the sight and then dry firing.
Carefully, Charlie closed the door behind him.
John loaded a clip into his pistol, cocked it, and checked the sight. He was angry and this was his way of calming down – it scared the crap out of Charlie. He hesitated at the foot of the bed, waiting for John to unload the gun a second time before seizing the opportunity. When it came, he sat beside his brother. Anyone else wouldn't get close. He wasn't even sure Rachel would make it this far.
"Jay's on board."
There was no response.
"I want Roxy in too and I'm not arguing with you about it," he told him. They'd had this chat before and they would have it again and again. "We've got to work quickly and he can do this in his sleep."
"We can't trust him."
"We don't need to. We've got Rachel now. She's going to see through any scam he tries to pull on us. And we need him."
"We don't need him."
Charlie licked his lips and glanced at the door. "We need him to distract Rachel. To distract her from what we're going to pull without her."
Start with Book One, The Running Game
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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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.