GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
A no-kill order was unprecedented in Hell.
Eres’ cold eyes cut through the crowd of eager demons as she gave the details for the bounty.
“No killing,” she repeated. She was explicit. She wasn’t explicit about why.
The menace in her voice quelled the disgruntled murmurs from the low-level demons who’d come to hear about the bounty. Tam wondered who this girl was, and why they wanted her alive—why they wanted her at all. What had she gotten herself into for Hell to set a high price on her head?
But before he could speculate about the girl’s sordid business, an alarm began wailing. The sound echoed of the golden chamber walls creating turmoil in the crowd.
Tam swore, drawing the hood of his cloak over his face. Bodies in the room reacted like a single organism swelling in apprehension. This was a mistake. He didn’t like to involve himself with Hell anymore. But the money had been good. Too good to ignore. He could retire for a century—longer if he was smart about it.
Tam was caught in a current of demon bodies, pressing against him, choking him with their sulfurous stench, shuffling him toward the exit.
He memorized the bounty as he slipped into a dark corridor, making his way to the surface. They wanted a girl. A teenager. Blonde. She had one brown eye and one hazel eye.
It was thin. Even with the no-kill order, with such so much gold on the line people were going to get hurt.