Melanie's face was a blank, but Trent and Quenton each gave Faruq a stern look of warning.

Quenton leaned over to whisper to Rick. "That one is on a quick path to final death. I'd steer clear of him." Trent heard, grunting in approval.

Rogan continued. "Jean, I know you. You're curious, too damn curious. She's not worth the enmity it will gain you. Tradition, logic, and even recent events all point to her that she must die."

He moved to sit down. All eyes turned to Al.