When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets which could get them both killed.
Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.
Jerry stops by with a letter. He wrote to himself from five years ago. He gives himself some wonderful advice. I definitely agree with the last line though. Be careful what you wish for. Read and enjoy!
You know, it was tempting to just do the favorite recipe thing, but that would have been too easy. Neither one of us has to look it up, but even so, it’s pretty hard to mess up a three ingredient recipe. Of course, the secret is not in the ingredients, but how you combine them, as Granny would say. A healthy combination of elbow grease and love, that’s what makes her sausage ball recipe famous.
But that would be too easy.
Let’s talk about your next five years instead. You know that whole ‘reconciliation with the family’ thing? Not gonna happen. Sorry. But you know, if you really wanted it to happen, you could have tried reaching out long ago. You were smart enough not to try. No one has to tell you anything twice. Maybe it’s that photographic memory of yours, but once someone rejects you, you’re done. I don’t see this as a bad thing, no matter what the headshrinkers think.
I know right about now, you’re settling into the new job in a new town, and hoping this time, things will be different. They will be—far more ‘different’ than you could possibly imagine—and not along the lines you were hoping. But better, much better.
You’ve been seeing that guy from the art gallery, and even now, I can understand the attraction. He introduced you to a world you’d never known, as far from your Southern redneck roots as you could go and still be in the same country. Derek represents class to you: good food, fine wine, a stellar education, and impeccable taste. Come to think of it, you probably give Derek something in return that he can’t get anywhere else. You represent danger and derring-do. He must enjoy introducing you as his lover, the FBI agent, seeing the appreciation and thrill on the faces of his friends.
Only, you aren’t really the hero with a badge type, are you? That eidetic memory of yours means you’re more valuable behind the scenes than in the field, and face it, you’re a little hard to live with. You could lighten up a little, you know. So even though things are looking good right now, and you can see yourself moving in with this guy one day, I’m telling you, he’s just a pale imitation of what’s waiting for you down the line. When Derek commits the ultimate betrayal, it might feel as though your heart is broken, but it isn’t. Trust me, the best is yet to come.
I’d like to point out, however, that as a grown man, you’re allowed to choose what name you’d like to be called. No one takes a guy seriously if he’s named after a cartoon mouse. Think about it.
And one more thing… you know how many times you’ve ardently wished that your memory wasn’t so damned perfect? When you wished you could forget things you’ve seen or things that have happened to you?
Be careful what you wish for.
Sincerely, Lee (formerly known as Jerry)
I knew the moment John walked into the bar. It was like my sonar pinged, my radar lit up—you name it. I heard the door open, and without turning around, I knew it was him because the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Because something in my gut tightened, and my cock lifted in earnest. I watched him in the mirror as he scanned the room, locked in on my presence, and stalked toward me like a panther in a pen full of sheep. Everyone else in the room was aware of him as well. I practically preened when he came up beside me. He took a seat and signaled the bartender, who came over with flattering attention.
Sarah Madison is a veterinarian with a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She is a terrible cook, and concedes that her life would be easier if Purina made People Chow. She writes because it is cheaper than therapy.
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