Monday, May 7, 2012

The Lucky 7 MeMe



It's game time! Ha!  My friend Kirkus MacGowan nominated me for The Lucky 7 Meme.  It's where I'm to go to page 77 of a current work in progress, to line 7 and share the next 7 lines, sentences or paragraphs.  After I share mine, I'm to nominate 7 others.


I've decided to share a "sneak peek" at SACRIFICE, the third in The Madison Knight series, coming this summer.

Here's the blurb:  The Bradshaw River claims lives every year.  But when the body of a young man washes up during a winter thaw, it’s obvious he wasn’t a victim of the high waters.  Now it’s up to Major Crimes Detective Madison Knight and her partner to find out the truth.  But things only get more complicated when his identity comes back as the son of Marcus Randall, business tycoon and founder of an investments firm worth billions. 

With Marcus Randall already on the radar of the Secret Service for fraud and counterfeiting, the investigation sheds new light and they require the full co-operation of the Stiles PD.  But with power and money to back him, Marcus has a reach that extends right inside the police department.

In order to find out the truth, Detective Knight must sort through the lies and balance diplomacy with politics or sacrifice everything, including her career, trying. 


The below excerpt is taken from a meeting with Chief McAlexandar and the Secret Service.  They're trying to establish the depth of his relationship with the deceased billionaire father.  (The following excerpt is not necessarily the final version.)

“I am an officer of the law, gentlemen.  My relationship with Randall has nothing to with my job.”
“So you do have a relationship?”  Weiss raised his brows.  He didn’t wait for McAlexandar to respond.  “We are not willing to take that risk.”
“However, you expect us to hand over our evidence files in full?”
“We simply require access to them.”  He matched eyes with the Chief.  “Moments earlier you didn’t seem too sure it was a murder case.”  Albert Weiss was young and wet behind the ears, but observant.
“It is being investigated as such if you had been listening, Mr. Weiss.”  …And not dreaming of jacking off.
“Alright gentlemen, we’ll keep in touch.”  Henry Walters the supervising agent rose from the table and extended a hand toward him.
McAlexandar returned with a solid shake.  As he reached across the table he heard and felt the vibration of his cell phone in his suit jacket pocket.  He had a bad feeling about the caller’s identity.  He would leave it until later when he had some privacy.  Right now, he was just happy to leave the company of the Secret Service.
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Now to name the victims...I mean 'er the people I would love to tag for this lovely event.  Listed in no particular order.


Richard C Hale
Ann Swann
Sandy Wolters
Ashley Fontainne
Derek Graystone
Jennifer Chase
Jen Blood

If they don't have time to share with us, I understand as everyone is busy, so no hard feelings guys!  If you can share with us, terrific :)