Irishman Dylan Maguire is back in Secrets of a Dangerous Woman, reuniting with psychic spy Vicki Boyd. In this first mission with the CIA, he must interrogate recently captured Brenda Carnegie. But when she escapes again, it’s obvious she’s had help from within the CIA’s own ranks.
With Vicki Boyd’s psychic assistance, Brenda is back in his custody again. And now he must find out why some in the highest branches of government want her dead – an other will risk everything to help her. And when he discovers her true identity, his mission has just become very personal.
Excerpt from book:
Something grasped Dylan’s ankle and he recoiled as he stared downward. Sam had rolled toward him, grabbing his ankle with desperate strength. His bloodshot eyes were open, revealing his misery.
“We’re gettin’ you out o’ here,” Dylan said.
Chris raced through the doorway to peer over the banister at the floor below.
“No,” Sam croaked. His voice was dry and his fingers tightened around Dylan’s ankle, tugging him into coming closer.
“I’m not going to make it,” Sam said laboriously.
“You won’t be the judge o’ that.”
“Leave me here.”
“I’ll not be leavin’ you.”
Sam’s fingers tightened around his pants leg. “Go to Vicki. Save her, Dylan.”
Dylan stared into Sam’s eyes at the mention of her.
“She needs you,” Sam said, his fingers loosening as if the mere effort of holding on was too difficult. “Tell her—tell her I love her. I always have.”
Dylan’s jaw dropped. “I refuse to tell ‘er,” he heard himself saying. “You’ll be tellin’ her y’self.”
“I’m a dead man,” Sam said, his hand dropping back to the floor. “Leave me. Save yourself. And save Vicki.”
“They’re coming in,” Chris said in a stage whisper.
Dylan rose, glancing at Sam as his eyes closed once more before rushing into the open hallway. “Which door?”
“Then take these stairs. We’ll go out the side door. We’ve got to get to the girls.”
Chris glimpsed into Sam’s office, where his body lay still, before giving Dylan a fleeting look. Nodding, he rushed to the top of the stairs, Dylan on his heels.
Dylan had taken one step downward before he froze. In a fraction of a second, he hurled around and dashed back to Sam’s office. Sliding one arm under his knees and the other under his torso, he lifted the man in his arms and carried him to the stairs. Glancing down as he descended, he was met with Sam’s open eyes, questioning and baffled. “I’ll not be leavin’ you,” Dylan said simply.
About the Author
p.m. terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 16 books in four genres: paranormal romantic suspense, suspense/thriller, historical adventure/suspense and non-fiction. Vicki’s Key, the second book in the Black Swamp Mysteries series, was a finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards (one of only five in the mystery/suspense category) and River Passage won the 2010 Best Drama & Fiction Award. She has been a full-time writer for more than ten years. Previously, she founded and operated two computer companies; her clients included the CIA, Secret Service and Department of Defense. Her work in detecting computer white collar crime and computer intelligence inspired many of her books. She is an avid dog lover and advocate for animal rights and founded the New Leash on Life program in Robeson County, NC, which rescues dogs and places them in the prison system for obedience training and adoption. She also co-founded The Book ‘Em Foundation, whose slogan is Buy a Book and Stop a Crook; their mission is to raise awareness of the correlation between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. She co-chairs the Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers’ Conference and Book Fair each year in Lumberton, NC, which raises money for literacy campaigns in our communities.
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Genre: Suspense Publisher: Drake Valley Press Release Date: September 2012
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