Authors: Paloma Beck
The Seven Sin Sisters 3
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head shot up when Madden assigned him to an extraction team. It was Madden’s
first week back since taking time off after mating with Layla, and TEU was operational
again. While TEU was looking into the growing concern over the Valendite Breed
being discovered, their previous government-sanctioned missions had started up
again. Seamus assumed he’d be on the mission teams investigating the potential
risk of Breed exposure so it was a shock when he was called up for another
nodded at Madden’s direction to serve as pilot in an overnight in-and-out
mission into Serbia. The objective was to take out an insurgent leader and
bring his wife back to the states for asylum.
that these human mates could turn on each other so easily.
Fuck if he
needed anything to do with this crap.
you’ll operate the plane. Donovan and Granger will complete the extraction.”
Madden gave his instructions while he handed the mission folder over and
started walking from the room. “Oh, and on your way back, you’ll be picking up
Gemma Sinster from our private airstrip in Italy. She’s been on a research trip
and needs a ride home for the holidays.”
* * * *
Gemma looked at her
watch for the third time. The men Madden were sending to pick her up were
nearly a half an hour late. Gemma absolutely detested wasting time. There was too
much to do for her to be waiting. Could they not have phoned her that they were
running late? It was a personal plane after all, so they didn’t have the
restriction of a commercial flight. Though to be fair, she didn’t know where
they were coming from or just why they were in this part of the world anyway.
She got up and paced in the small hangar where she was directed upon arrival.
Gemma often spent time
at her parents’ home in Italy doing research. She worked as a historical
researcher for their race and there were more resources available here. Greedy
for knowledge, she was meticulously going through old volumes of books written
over the decades since their creation during the Italian Wars. Her father had
begun this research himself years before Gemma was born but now she joined in
the search for more information that could uncover anything to help with their
growing fear of extinction.
This trip abroad was
unexpected though. Gemma was on a new assignment given to her by the TEU, the
Terrorist Elimination Unit, led by her brother-in-law Madden. She was sent to
look for any clues as to who had taken Caedon’s parents and if there was a
connection to those with knowledge about their race. The assignment was a
personal one since whoever was behind the kidnapping had hurt people in Gemma’s