Exclusive Excerpt from The Recruit
by Addison Albright
The “men in black” frowned. The grave-looking vamps from the security team weren’t actually wearing black—or suits for that matter. They weren’t even both men. Like the rest of the vamps, they had their own styles meant to make them blend seamlessly into the general population. But they had the “men in black” demeanor down pat. “It’s not optional,” the shorter one, Cristine, said.
Neil rubbed the top of his head where they’d indicated they would essentially scalp him—well, peel back a two-inch-wide patch so they could insert some kind of tracking and bio monitor—and appealed to Albert. “Does everyone have this? Even you?”
Albert nodded. “Even me.”
“But…” The whole thing had a very “big brother” vibe to it. “Don’t you trust me?”
“It’s not so much a trust issue, as it is a matter of safety,” Albert said. “For all of us.”
“We can’t exactly leave bodies dripping black blood lying around, can we?” Cristine said.
Neil winced at the visual, but it was a valid point. If he—or any of the vampires—were killed without warning, the implant would detect that and immediately send an alert to the security team. They would have the fallen vamp’s location, and they had trained team members spread throughout the city. They could swoop in and handle the situation before it got out of hand. Precisely how they’d “handle” it was still above his pay grade, but Neil was pretty sure the vampires had more gadgetry up their sleeves than they were sharing.