Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin

By Elaine Marie Alphin

Cameron Miller is the son of a assassin. All he has ever identified is the stench of the locked cellar, the place he can pay attention the blows and cries and his father's torrent of terror and abuse. Then a miracle occurs: his father is killed in a police shootout. within the aftermath, Cameron grabs his one likelihood for a standard existence: he is taking at the identification of Neil Lacey, a boy who Mr. Miller had kidnapped six years in the past. As Neil, he has a lifestyles with loving mom and dad, a brother and sister, and the comforts purely cash can purchase. yet anyone understands what Cameron's doing-someone with the ability to show his existence again right into a nightmare.

"An engrossing, suspenseful novel that's certain to preserve the reader glued to the page." (Kirkus Reviews)

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I regretted snapping at Robbie, but sometimes his Big Brother act went too far. Still, Robbie had always been that way—jealous, overprotective, forever looking out for me, like it was his job. I couldn’t remember when I first met him; it felt like he’d always been there. The cafeteria was noisy and dim. I hovered just inside the door, looking for Scott, only to see him at a table in the middle of the f loor, surrounded by cheerleaders and football jocks. I THE IRON KING 37 hesitated. I couldn’t just march up to that table and sit down; Angie Whitmond and her cheerleading squad would rip me to shreds.

Taking that as an invitation, I started toward him, weaving my way past the tables. He f lipped out his iPhone, pressed a button, and looked at me with half-lidded eyes, still grinning. A phone rang close by. I jumped a bit, but continued walking. Behind me, there were gasps, and then hysterical giggles. And then, the whispered conversation that always makes you think they’re talking about you. I felt eyes on the back of my head. Trying to ignore it, I continued down the aisle. Another phone rang.

The Courts are restless. ” The nurse turned, putting both hands on her hips, her voice chiding. “I’m surprised you haven’t given her the mistwine yet. She is sixteen today. ” “I know, I know. ” The shadow sighed, putting his head in his hands. “I’ll take care of that later this afternoon. ” “Resting,” said the nurse. “Poor thing, she was traumatized. ” A chuckle. “The last kid who drank one of your ‘mild’ sleep potions didn’t wake up for two weeks. ” The nurse’s reply was garbled and broken, but I was almost sure she said, “She’s her father’s daughter.

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