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Monday, September 16, 2013




Dylan Maguire is back and in his first mission with the CIA he must interrogate a recently captured Brenda Carnegie. But when she escapes again, it’s obvious that she’s had help from within the CIA’s own ranks. With Vicki Boyd’s psychic help, he must locate her again—and find out why some in the highest levels of government want her dead while others will risk everything to help her. And when he finds out her true identity, his mission has just become very personal.

Dylan placed a hand on each knee and pulled her legs apart to reveal a slim, homemade knife holder wrapped around her thigh. Inside the sheath had been a serrated nylon composite knife, but one of the rivets had popped loose, allowing the knife to come through the sheath. Now he could clearly see nearly two inches of the blade embedded just underneath her skin.

He looked back at Brenda’s face. She’d grown pale and was watching him.

“You’re supposed to wear these just below the knee,” he said calmly.

“Pull my pants down a little bit further.”

He complied, revealing two empty knife holders, one at the top of each calf.

“They took the knives,” she said.

He turned his attention back to the knife embedded in her. “I don’t normally see a nylon knife worn like this.”

“It won’t set off metal detectors.”

“How long has it been like this?” he asked.

“Four days.”

“And you’ve been sittin’ here like this ever since?”

“Well, not here,” she said. Beads of perspiration had popped out across her arched brow.

He looked at the table and then back at her. He glanced toward the door but it didn’t open and Sam didn’t join him. “I’m goin’ to cuff you to that table there. You’re goin’ to lie there and I’m goin’ to pull this thin’ out o’ you. It’s not goin’ to be pleasin’ and I can’t give you anythin’ for the pain.”

She nodded.

“Think you can handle that?”

“I can handle anything you want to throw my way,” she said.

He retrieved the handcuff keys and when he returned to her chair, he leaned over her so his face was just inches from hers. “You can’t escape this room,” he said. “You and I both know there’s only one way out.” He nodded toward the door. “And we both know we’re bein’ watched. And once I take these cuffs off your legs, if you try to kick me, I can’t help you. And I guarantee the next person through that door won’t be helpin’ you, either. You’ll just make thin’s worse for yourself.”

She looked at him blankly.

“Are you understandin’ me, Woman?”



I suppose my story of how I came to be a writer is a lesson for everyone who is tempted to underrate the value of simple spoken words.

In 1967, my father was working for the FBI in New Jersey when he was transferred to the Mississippi Delta. To say it was a culture shock is an understatement. His job was to help break up the Ku Klux Klan and get a volatile and often violent region under control. It was obvious that no one wanted us there and on the first day of school when a teacher announced that anyone caught playing with me would “get a whupping” it set the stage for years of isolation.

The school principal noticed how ostracized I was and suggested that I write a story. When I told her I didn’t know what to write, she suggested that I pick a story I knew—such as The Wizard of Oz—and rewrite it to make it my own. That lesson led to others in which she gave me a writing assignment, I wrote the story and then gave it to her for feedback and advice.

It led to a lifelong love of writing. Teachers began to encourage me and by the time I’d reached my teens, I knew I wanted to be a full-time writer. Life has a way of getting in the way, however, and I fell into the computer industry in the 1970’s. My computer background led to my first four published books in the 1980’s—how-to software manuals.

But my love had always been fiction and finally in 2002, my first suspense/thriller, Kickback, was published. I retired from the computer industry that same year and have been steadily writing ever since.

Had it not been for that school principal, I might never have discovered the pure joy of writing.


p.m. will be awarding a Celtic Open Knot necklace to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

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P.M. Terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 18 books in 4 genres. A full-time author since 2002, she previously opened and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties were in the areas of computer crime and computer intelligence and her clients included the Secret Service, CIA and Department of Defense as well as local law enforcement. Computer and spy technology are two themes that recur throughout her books. She is the co-founder of The Book 'Em Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness of the link between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates. And she founded the annual Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair which takes place each February.

More about P.M. Terrell and her books can be found at her website. Also visit her blogs: P.M. Terrell and Vicki’s Angelfish. Follow P.M. on Twitter @pmterrell and like her Facebook author page.

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today! I'll be checking back in later and answering any questions anyone might have for me.

  2. Enjoyed the excerpt

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  3. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
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  4. Hi, everyone! Just wanted to thank you all for following my book tour and leaving comments. I also wanted to congratulate the winner of the beautiful Celtic necklace, Natasha! Natasha, I will be emailing you today and mailing the necklace to you right away. It's gorgeous. Congratulations!


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