7 Steps to Midnight by Richard Matheson

By Richard Matheson

Govt mathematician Chris Barton lives a regimen life—until, on the finish of a normal workday, he unearths his automobile lacking from the worker car parking zone. while he eventually arrives domestic, there's a stranger residing in his house—a guy who claims to be him. Thrust all of sudden right into a surreal international the place the facts of his senses can't be depended on and strangers try to kill him, Chris needs to stay away from violent assassins whereas following a path of cryptic clues to regain his lifestyles.

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I watched him carefully to see if my having a kid bothered him. This date could be over pretty quickly. Hunk be damned, I couldn’t tolerate a man who didn’t love kids. I looked into his eyes, and he didn’t race out of the restaurant when I mentioned Romi. ” Diego smiled, completely relaxed. I took it as a good sign. Make that a very good sign. “She’s wonderful. Funny, smart and independent. ” Okay, now I was spending too much time talking about it. He might think that I was one of those freaks who lives vicariously through her children.

I could’ve heard what he said, but I was easily hypnotized by his eyes, which were on mine in spite of his conversation. He had this dark, hungry look. I recognized that. That was a good look! As soon as he snapped off the phone, I reached up and kissed him. Diego kissed back. Yaaaaaayyyyyy! His lips were soft, needy. He tasted like the mint he’d gotten from the waiter. Diego pulled me to him, his lips against mine. I seriously considered swooning. “I’ve got to go,” he said quietly, his forehead against mine.

I had a mild headache from the two bottles of wine I had consumed. “His name is Diego. He’s Australian. ” “Ooooh! ” Liv squealed. Dak rolled his eyes. ” I shrugged. ” I knew I was pissing him off, and it amused me. Dak sighed with frustration. “Details! ” I pointed at him. ” “No. ” I arched my right eyebrow. ” Dak counted on his fingers. “One, you haven’t dated since Eddie died. Two, Liv said you were out for four hours ... on a weeknight.

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