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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nancy Kay's Deadly Reflection

When Philly Detective Nick McGraw meets upscale health club owner Cassi Burke, his much needed vacation come to a halt. Instincts tell the seasoned homicide detective Cassi didn't kill the dead man at her feet. But Nick's duty bound to deliver her to local police, never suspecting Cassi's moment of fame makes her the target of a psychotic stalker. Though attracted to Cassi, Nick's not looking for forever, and he senses Cassi is a forever kind of girl. Attraction escalates, putting their feelings for one another, the silent threat to Cassi's life, and Nick's involvement in the unsolved murder case on a collision course.


Excerpt from Deadly Reflection

"Police! Hold it right there. Drop the knife and don't move."

Cassi whipped around. Looming several feet away, cloaked in shadows, stood a man. Her eyes went from him to the mutilated body, then back. She ignored his harsh command and scrambled to her feet.

He strode closer, forcing her gaze up a tower of muscle. Dark stubble roughened his jaw line and, glinting in the dim forest, his hard, angry eyes locked with hers.

This was a policeman?

What kind of cop slunk around a swamp, hovering near dead bodies? The shoe did not fit.

"I said, put down the knife. Now!" The man wiped sweat from his brow, moved closer, and reached for her.

Cassi raised her hand, forgetting she still clutched the knife. He froze, muscles bunched like a jungle cat ready to pounce. Going light headed, she gulped in air and cast a furtive glimpse around. Except for the droning insects, hushed silence surrounded them.

She was alone, and at his mercy.

Almost.

Rufus pressed against her legs, emitting sounds somewhere between whines and growls.

Cassi dropped the knife.

"Get 'em!" she shouted, giving Rufus a hefty shove. Resisting, the stumbling dog crashed into the man.

"Damn it!" he yelled, as Rufus' big puppy feet tangled with his long legs. He skidded, arms windmilling, and landed flat on his ass.

"Son of a bitch."

Rufus took off running.

Cassi seized the moment and followed. If this was a cop, she'd face the consequences later. Right now, she just wanted to escape and get out this swamp.

5 comments:

janis lane said...

Exciting Nancy! Cant wait to read the whole thing.
Janis Lane
Coming soon...Sandpiper Affair

Anonymous said...

exciting Nancy! Can't wait to download the whole thing.
Janis Lane
coming soon @ Desert Breeze
Sandpiper Affair

B. J. Robinson said...

This book looks like a winner! Great blog. Blessings, BJ

Natasha Moore said...

Great excerpt, Nancy!

Cynthia said...

Good job, Nancy! The suspense is escalating! Gotta get myself a copy.

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