About the book:
Live Fire book
Author: Stephen Leather
Series: A Dan Shepherd Mystery (Book)
Publish date: (August 20, 2009)
Pages: 480 eBook pages can be different
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Terrorism, Crime, Thriller & Suspense
Nicola James tottered out of the nightclub and turned to kiss the man who had bought her two bottles of
champagne and three brandy-and-Cokes and who, unless he did something terribly wrong in the next thirty
minutes, was the man she would probably wake up with. His name was Philip and he owned two
factories in China that made cheap toys, which, he said, were sold by every department store in London.
He also said he had a Ferrari parked nearby. Nicola hadn’t seen the factories or the Ferrari but she had
seen the wad of fifty-pound notes in his wallet and the black American Express card he’d used to pay his
bill, and that was all the incentive she needed to accept his invitation to have a nightcap back at his place.
‘All right, darling?’ he asked, in a gravelly Essex accent, as he slipped his hands around her waist.
She kissed his cheek, then bit his earlobe playfully. ‘I’m going to lick you all over,’ she promised.
‘Let’s get a cab,’ said Philip. ‘I’m too drunk to drive.’
She pouted. ‘I want to see your Ferrari,’ she said. Her pout was one of her best features, she knew. It
almost always got her what she wanted. It had done ever since she was eight years old. She hadn’t met a
man yet that she couldn’t twist around her little finger.
‘Too much bubbly,’ said Philip, and burped to prove his point.
Nicola slipped her arm through his and rubbed her breast against him. ‘Come on, I’ve never given a
blow-job in a Ferrari before.’
‘You’re terrible,’ laughed Philip.