A Cool Little Hell

All Rights Reserved ©


Archibald Sims is a blueblood detective living in the lush and exotic city of Charleston, South Carolina. His life is centered around his girlfriend, young son, and the day-to-day procedures of a Chief Inspector of Police. Suddenly, young women begin to disappear. Sims and his partner, Tom Tuttle, begin a race against time to stop an elusive and secretive foe. When Sims finally discovers the mastermind of these kidnappings, he is appalled to learn the terrible secret each young woman carries. Will Sims be able to stop the villain from exacting a horrific revenge upon the city and its people?

Thriller / Horror
Age Rating:



Guatavita, Colombia

In a bar, two young women and a guy were doing shots of tequila. They were shaken up. Both of the women had cuts on their faces. The young man’s right arm hung in a sling. They had just survived a small plane crash in the jungle. They walked a long way to the bar in Guatavita.

“How much extra did you take?” Dottie asked.

“Not so much. He’ll never miss it,” Rhett said.

“Yeah, but how much?”

“Ten kilos."

“Are you crazy? You were supposed to take a couple bricks. Just for us. Just for fun. Burner’s gonna know— like tonight.”

“This is really bad,” Jane said. She signaled the waiter for another round.

They popped them down. Over the booze bottles on a shelf stood a stuffed coyote.

“We gotta get out of here,” Dottie said. Her hair was blond. She wore short shorts and a green halter top.

“Really, like now,” Jane said. The cut on her cheek was bleeding onto her long white t-shirt. She was barefoot with a butterfly tattoo on her ankle.

“I’m getting us out,” Rhett said.

“How are you doing that?” Dottie asked.

“I got a plan.”

“Like what?”

“Dude, chill. Hey, waiter.”

“Doubles,” Jane said.

The waiter brought big glasses filled to the brim. The door to the street was open. Wind blew dust into the sour darkness of the bar.

Rhett finished his drink. “So y’all stay here. I’ll be back soon.”

“How soon?”

“Don’t get drunk.”

Rhett grabbed a backpack at his feet with his good arm. He walked out into the narrow street. There were old cars. A few people. Donkeys. Lots of flies. The sun was bright and hard. He walked up a hill lined with eucalyptus trees. He stopped in front of a small brick building. A sign above the door read: Policia Nacional de Colombia. He went inside.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Kirsten Jeffs: love the cat and mouse case

Erika: I love how sweet this story is becoming from such a tragedy

Camille: The story not rushed or anything I’m actually quite happy with it. Sure it can get dark but it’s not super vivid but it gets the point across

Stella Edel: Got me hooked in seconds..

Keisha: It’s an amazing book I can’t stop reading

Abbeykat: I enjoyed reading this and found the plot interesting.

ceriscorey: High civic JCVI JCVI jviv

Katalaserena: I love the storyline and the characters plus the super plot and the romance and hot sexy relationships.Looking forward to next book

More Recommendations

MiaCara20: Another brilliant story. This story should appeal to a variety of readers.

Ampontiah Michael Yaw: So short.Pls we need the part two of the story

Mahogany: To be honest this book is amazing the plot is good even in the beginning,middle,and end. And that’s coming from a person with adhd. Just read the book and I will see.

Mitchka: Omg this tension, I cannot WAIT for the next chapter!!!! I LOVE your Books!!!

Avery Lepp: An intriguing backstory, or even potentially a filler between two books. I enjoyed the way the different POVs were placed and the growth of the character in a very short read. You could see how Luca was going to turn out but I'd be excited for his story. Some minor grammar issues, and of course c...

Kay Elliott: Wow...what a great story. I just love to read your stories. I love your characters.

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.