The Singer File, coming soon from Fifth Planet Books. Copyright Jeff Suwak, Fifth Planet Books.

Part 17 is HERE.

“The Alex Rose I grew up with wasn’t a coward,” Zady said. “So, what happened?”

The question jolted him. Zady knew how to push buttons. Not just his. Everyone’s.

Even as kids she’d instinctively sensed the best route to cut people’s hearts out. There was no escaping it. You could only hope she chose to exercise that power for your benefit, which she usually did…