All Fall Down (Embassy Row, Book 1)

By Ally Carter

Grace Blakely is de facto sure of 3 things:

1. She isn't really crazy.
2. Her mom was once murdered.
3. sometime she will locate the killer and make him pay.

As yes as Grace is ready those evidence, not anyone else believes her -- so there is no one she will thoroughly belief. now not her grandfather, a strong ambassador. no longer her new pals, who all continue to exist Embassy Row. no longer Alexei, the Russian boy round the corner, who's preserving his eye on Grace for purposes she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody desires Grace to place on a stunning gown and a stunning smile, blocking off out all her unpretty techniques. yet they cannot keep an eye on Grace -- not more than Grace can keep an eye on what she is familiar with or what she must do. Her previous has get back to seek her . . . and if she does not cease it, Grace is not the just one who gets harm. simply because on Embassy Row, the international locations of the area stand like dominoes, and one unsuitable movement could make all of them fall down.

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And one other. “This one was once a corporal at fortress Meade, wasn’t he? ” My grandfather retains pulling images out of the dossier folder, losing them onto the table. One scarred guy after one other. “And let’s no longer put out of your mind the priest in St. Louis. You have been confident it was once him. Even when we figured out he’d been in South the US whilst your mom used to be killed. Even then you definitely shouted and insisted and —” “Okay! ” I yell. “Enough! ” “You stated those males killed your mom, didn’t you, Grace? ” Grandpa asks, and that i stand silent.

I simply need to locate one. “Who’s coming? ” I say. “Officially, the G-20 summit is a gathering of the leaders of the twenty biggest economies on the planet. ” “And unofficially? ” “They’re everybody that somebody may want lifeless. ” strolling into the embassy, Megan and that i can immediately believe the variation. we need to stand apart and enable a parade of individuals wearing vast bouquets of plant life squeeze by way of. There are ladders opposed to the wall, lined with employees in overalls cleansing home windows. The nearer we get to the kitchen, the extra we will odor roasting meats and baking breads.

Rosie crosses her hands. “Do yours? ” “Well, mother is useless and pa is getting shot at, so I don’t imagine they’re capable of care. Now it’s your flip to reply to the query. ” “Did you recognize there are kilometers of tunnels underneath town? ” Rosie asks as though I hadn’t spoken in any respect. “At least that a lot. there's extra. I guess there’s extra. The Romans equipped them. humans died down there for all time. There are bones and every thing. i will be able to exhibit you if you would like. I’m type of a professional. ” ahead of i will reply to this, I see a stunning lady coming towards us.

I don't utter a unmarried be aware. “Do you recognize why you’re the following? ” she asks. I nod simply because i know. I’m right here simply because thirty-six hours in the past I humiliated my grandfather and jumped from a balcony. I’m the following simply because, for as soon as, I don’t are looking to see somebody get damage. now not even me. “Good,” she is going on. “I’ve had a chance to speak to a couple of the physicians you observed within the States. all of them informed me to inform you hi. everybody likes you, Grace. each person wishes you to recover. ” I shrug, yet nonetheless I don’t say a specific thing. whether she’s now not mendacity, i do know she can’t probably be correct.

I wouldn’t whether i may. i'm 13 years outdated back. chilly and pressured, figuring out that the area is over. there's no position secure for me to move. I chunk on the tape now, tooth gnawing opposed to flesh until eventually blood runs down my wrists, yet I merely suppose its heat. ultimately, my the teeth pierce the tape and that i rip at it, tearing it from my epidermis, yet I don’t suppose the soreness, simply the feel of being alive as my wrists become independent from and that i begin to reconsider. i'm nonetheless alive. Terror fades and, slowly, I push myself upright and move slowly towards one of many 4 home windows that glance out, due north, south, east, and west.

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