THE BLOOD OF THE VIPER, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery
Chapter 1, Waiting
THE BLOOD WAS sealed in a container in a cold, dark place. It didn’t know how long it had been there, but surely decades had passed since it was first imprisoned.Feeling a surge of agitation, the viper’s blood swirled around, trying to find a way out. It longed for the warmth of a human body and, even more so, hungered for the taste of a human soul.
Round and round it went, slopping against the sides of the container, pulsing and growling. Finally, the blood pooled back down in the bottom, its anger spent, almost seeming to sigh as it quieted and became still.
It could wait. It was patient. After all, it had waited before…
THE BLOOD OF THE VIPER, A KATE POMEROY MYSTERY: BOOK 5 in the award-winning Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series
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