Excerpt from Chapter VI – “Animosity”

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Excerpt from Chapter VI – “Animosity”:

As Pamela reached the top of the stairs, she noted that the light was not quite as bright as it was downstairs. In fact, it was downright dim. She took a few moments to give her eyes time to adjust before proceeding farther. There were two sets of what appeared to have been bathrooms, only they were completely gutted. She didn’t see anyone running around in construction hats up here, and she didn’t hear any evidence of work going on either, so she subconsciously gave herself permission to relax, but only a little.

She saw an entranceway covered in filthy heavy red velvet curtains. She walked closer and heard what she thought were moans coming from behind them. Her heart suddenly in her throat, she began to breathe rapidly, not wanting to imagine the source or cause of the sounds. Walking closer still, she gingerly parted the curtains with her right hand and stuck her head in.

She had to cover her mouth with her left hand to suppress a gasp at what she saw. She stared longer than she meant to because her heart could not accept what the image in her brain had already processed. In the aisle, at the bottom of the steps toward the front of the balcony, Olivia was on her back, skirt around her waist. Between her legs was an enthusiastic Eric, face first, going to town as if he were a homeless man at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Excerpt from Chapter V – “Deviation”

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Excerpt from Chapter V – “Deviation”:

Dean downed the scotch in one gulp and immediately poured himself another, his hand visibly shaking. Pamela stood up and walked over to him, placing a steady hand on his right shoulder. “Dean, are you all right?” she asked with immediate concern. She’d never seen him this nervous before, except when he had visited her room back in college.

“Oh, sure, I’m fine. Why wouldn’t I be? There’s some maniac out there with a hard-on for you, and he or she—these are modern times, after all—has no problem killing. They’ve made a point of proving that already at least twice over, and as you so studiously put it, I may be on this nut bag’s list as well! Oh, yeah, I’m fine! Magnificent, in fact!” With that, Dean emptied his glass a second time.

“Dean,” Pamela began, moving her hand from his shoulder to the side of his face, “I get that you’re scared. I am too, but we really don’t know what we are dealing with yet. This may have nothing at all to do with you.” Their eyes locked for a few seconds before Pam released her hand and instructed Dean to come and sit with her back on the couch before she resumed. She led him in the same way she had led him to her bed all those years ago in college.

Excerpt from Chapter IV – “Rupture”

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Excerpt from Chapter IV – “Rupture”:

Blinking and shaking his head several times as if trying to shake off a bad dream, Bryce shifted and attempted to adjust himself in the hospital bed. Unable to fully wrap his mind around the ramifications of what he’d just heard, he nevertheless decided to acquiesce and hear what this stranger had to say.

Motioning for Stephanie to come in and take a seat in the chair near his bed, he waited for her to comply before he forced himself to find his voice. She seemed to anticipate his anxiety, waiting patiently for him to come to terms with the situation. Inhaling deeply, he finally stated in a questioning tone, albeit shakily, “You’re his wife.”

With a slight smile, Stephanie answered, “Yes.” She knew that once he’d said it aloud, it would begin to sink in.

“How long have … I mean, I had no idea. I hope you realize that—”

Excerpt from Chapter III – “Enlightenment”

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Excerpt from Chapter III – “Enlightenment”:

Pamela pulled into the underground garage of the Turner, Martin, and Phelps building and parked as close to the elevators as possible. After getting out and locking the car, she entered the elevator and hit the button for the twenty-sixth floor.

Upon reaching the floor, she exited the elevator and was greeted immediately by Dean Holmes, who was dressed smartly in a charcoal-gray pinstriped suit. He had on a crisp white shirt, a burgundy tie, and matching shoes and burgundy belt.

“Pam! Great, you made it! Let’s go into my office. No one else has arrived into work yet, but I want to make sure we have our privacy.”

As Dean used his ID tag to open the double glass doors leading to the lobby and various offices, Pamela followed him. Walking past the huge oak reception desk with a three-inch thick glass top, Pamela couldn’t help but notice the thick plush caramel-colored carpeting and the beige walls with large framed cityscape photographs upon them. Most of them were in color, but a few were rendered in black and white.

Excerpt from Chapter II – “Devastation”

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Excerpt from Chapter II – “Devastation”:

Six weeks ago

Detective Dennis Edwards was worried as he pulled up in front of Karl’s apartment building near the corner of Fifteenth and Locust. There had been another murder, but this time the killer had made a mistake and Karl said he had irrefutable proof regarding the murderer’s identity. That, in and of itself, was not the problem. What had the hairs on the back of Dennis’s neck standing on end was the fact that Karl had sounded absolutely terrified when he’d told Dennis. In the short amount of time that he’d known Karl, Dennis had never seen his partner so much as break a sweat over anything.

With the strobe lights still flashing, Dennis exited his car quickly, leaving it double-parked in front of the building. He flashed his badge at the front desk of the lobby and bypassed the elevators, electing instead to take the steps two or three at a time up to the third floor. His heart racing, he thought for a second that he should call for backup then thought better of it. He did not want to look like a fool in front of his colleagues if it turned out that he had overreacted. In his heart, though, he knew that something was wrong. Karl’s phone line had gone dead before he could name the killer.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Blindsided”

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Blindsided”:

Present

With a stiff warm breeze blowing, there was not a cloud in sight. The night sky was filled to capacity with bright stars glittering like diamonds upon black velvet. For all intents and purposes, the evening was perfect as the crème de la crème of Philadelphia’s high society arrived via limousine, Hummer, or some combination thereof in front of the Devaux Center.

The Paul Devaux Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors October 16, 1990. With its red bricks and 150-foot barrel-vaulted glass roof and uniquely designed architecture, the building is widely considered to be one of the crown jewels of downtown Philadelphia.

Inside one of the projection booths, a clandestine meeting was taking place between Hollis, an audiovisual technician, and a woman who happened to be dressed to the nines for this particular evening’s festivities. With the lights turned off inside the tiny control room, her features were discreetly hidden from view.

Calm and cool, she lit a cigarette and took a long drag before finally releasing the smoke from her lungs. To the technician, she appeared to be a woman who had just experienced the ultimate orgasm. Her joy over the transaction taking place was obvious. A real ice-princess, this one was. After he finished placing the last of the money back into the knapsack, she finally spoke. Her voice was like a siren to him.

Reviews of the Book – #3

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Reviews of the Book – #3:

By Kevin Du Brey “KDK”on April 12, 2005
“Beneath The Surface” What do I say??????????

WHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have read every one of E. Lynn Harris’s books, and have enjoyed them all, even though I feel each one lost something, as related to the original theme. They seemed to move more mainstream, in each book, after “Invisible Life”.

I am also an advid John Grisham reader, and have read each of his books, and enjoyed most of them.

These two gentlemen have been my favorite authors.

They now have company. I have three favorite authors now. Tony Ginyard. Beneath the surface is clearly one of the most interesting, and enjoyable books I’ve read in a long time.

“Beneath The Surface” took me back to “Invisible Life”, a book that once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. Every time I thought I had the book figured out, it took another twist. thsi book appeal to each part of your being, mind, body, and soul. It teased you, tantilized you, and intrigued you, in every area.

It also had the suspense, drama, and action of Run away Jury.

I can’t wait for the next one.

KOODOS To You. Excellent job. Do it again.

Reviews of the Book – #2

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Reviews of the Book – #2:

By Veronica Hunter on April 8, 2005
The book starts out exceptionally attention-grabbing and does not allow you to become aloof at all. Each one of the characters surrounding the main character Andre, play a significant role within the tale. All of the characters are equally exciting without becoming overshadowing to the main focus. The story is riveting, captivating, suspensful, and worthy of note. Once you start reading the book there is a feeling like you have to finish it to find out what happens next.

Tony Ginyard wrote this book in the leagues of the top authors in the game today. I found this book so enjoyable that I rearranged everything around me to read this book!

Reviews of the Book – #1

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Reviews of the Book – #1:

By Val Moore on February 23, 2005
This is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I finished it in two nights. Within the first couple of pages it grabs you and won’t let go. I couldn’t wait to pick it up again and I never wanted it to end.