#ThrowbackThursday - Shifting Chaos (The Sleepless City #4) by Elizabeth Noble


Today's #ThrowbackThursday shifts back to book four of Elizabeth Noble's The Sleepless City series: Shifting Chaos

From the Blurb:

We aren't a we without all of us.

Chaos reigns in The Sleepless City and it’s really beginning to piss Detective Jonas Forge off.

He’s separated from his soulmate, Blair Turner. A separation he fears might be permanent. Nothing is going right. It’s as if the universe is conspiring against him. A long closed off door buried deep within his psyche cracks open when a turn of events flips his world upside down. There’s a monster behind that door and he’s not sure where the monster leaves off and he begins.

Hallucinations grip the town and demons lurk around every corner, causing havoc and threatening to tear the family in Boggs’s Castle to shreds. The only way forward is to bare all to each other. While Forge and Declan confront horrors from their shared past, they all learn a terrible truth about vampires—one not even imagined in their worst nightmare.

Can they control a monster in order to defeat a demon?

If you like imperfect heroes with tarnished pasts who don’t know how to quit, then you’ll love Shifting Chaos by Elizabeth Noble, the action-packed, emotional conclusion to The Sleepless City. Author's note: This book was originally published in 2015. It has been rewritten with new chapters and scenes and re-edited.


Forge glanced at Lucas for a second and grinned. “Yeah, it will. Shame. The fact is, though, there are eight detectives including me. Of the other seven, four are human and only two of those humans know about vampires and werewolves. The other two are vampires. She’s the only werewolf I have. Your pack will talk to her, and so will the Supernatural Council. She’s not related to the great and powerful dickhead who is your father, and no one has a vendetta against her.”

“Do you find it a helluva big coincidence this happened not twelve hours after Ben chased dinosaurs through our house?” Lucas asked.

“Yes, I sure do,” Forge said.

They returned to the police station. While Lucas went to his lab to prepare for the two autopsies he’d be performing shortly, Forge was called to Chief Sellers’s office.

As usual, Sellers held the door for him, closed it after him, and invited him to sit. It was already panning out to be a long day, so this time Forge happily sat.

“I’ll cut right to the chase. I know you’re new to being head detective, but you’re well acquainted with the responsibilities and protocols that come with this job.”

Forge nodded. “Thank you.” He fully expected a lecture about making a brand-new person on the force lead detective on a case such as the one he’d just left.

“I’ve had a request for you to personally handle a matter.”

Forge raised his eyebrows. “What matter?”

“Jasper Coate has asked you pay him a visit at his family home.”

“Why?” Forge asked.

“Detective, do I need to remind you that the Coate family is very—”

Like hell Forge was waltzing onto the Coate pack compound alone, and there was no way he’d ask Lucas to back him up this time. “I know quite a bit about Jasper Coate and his entire family,” he snapped.

“I realize this will be awkward, but Jonas, sometimes—”

Forge stood and stepped closer to Sellers’s desk. “I don’t call you Burt, so don’t you dare presume to call me Jonas. Awkward doesn’t begin to describe how a meeting with Jasper Coate will be. He wants to talk to me, he can hike his ass into my office. Or, pick up a phone.”

Sellers stood to meet Forge. “Detective Forge, this isn’t a request. You aren’t above replacement.”

“Good luck getting that past the Council.” It didn’t matter that Forge wasn’t talking about the city council, and it wasn’t the first time someone had threatened to fire him.

Sellers’s gaze dropped to the desktop and he took a deep breath. “I’m sorry. That was presumptuous of me, using your given name. Dr. Coate is your friend and Jasper Coate’s nephew. He didn’t come out and say it, but I had the impression he was trying to protect Dr. Coate from some sort of hurt. I believe his request is in relation to a crime scene on his property.” Sellers finally looked up, but focused on some point over Forge’s shoulder. “He said he would only talk to you. Take a few uniforms with you, if you’d prefer.”

Forge had never played politics, had always done his job and done it to the best of his ability. It suddenly occurred to him Sellers might be willing to give him much more leeway—he simply had to ask for it. Forge realized with startling clarity he had much more influence with Sellers than he’d ever known. He’d be taking someone all right. It was time to start flexing some muscle. There were phone calls to be made.

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