Caspian Winery Series #2
By- Maggie Thom
Publication Date- March 12th, 2014
He created a legacy that no one could imagine...
Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn't know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the job at Knights Associates, where she'll help them solve cyber crimes but also be able to use their connections and resources to find her own answers. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?
Graham and his partner Guy, can't keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention as not only have they been hacked but Guy's family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she's been accessing their high-security accounts, he realizes the cause of their predicament might be closer then he thought. Is there new assistant behind the problems they're having? If she's so innocent why does someone want to abduct her?
Tarin and Graham discover that although they don't trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin's nightmare plays out? An eighty year old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate and be the one secret that will keep her and Graham apart as neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget...
(Standalone but is a Sequel/Companion Novel to Captured Lies)
And now an Excerpt from 'Deceitful Truths'
"Where are you going?"
"I need to get home."
Graham crossed his arms and sat on the edge of the stuffed chair beside the couch. "Not before we talk."
"Why? What's there to talk about? Unless of course you mean about you following me? You just happen to show up at some remote area that I'm at? A place where I just happened to get hurt? Know anything about that?"
"Actually I do."
"I followed you."
"Because after you told me you were helping women who had been abused it got me thinking that those men behind those power games probably wouldn't like having their stories aired with others."
"You were worried about me?" She looked surprised.
He shrugged, looking away for a moment before meeting her gaze. "So do you know what happened?"
"Not really. We'd just started talking. There was some sound or something that spooked her and she took off. When I went to follow her, I tripped and fell. I guess I hit my head." She clasped her hands tightly in her lap. "Do you think her husband or boyfriend could have followed her there?"
Without a word he went over to the kitchen table on the far side of the room. He picked up the item he'd found and walked back to her with it.
She frowned at him. "What are you doing with an arrow?"
"Take a look at it."
She tentatively took it from his hands. He watched as she looked at the length of it, the feathers. It was obviously something she'd never seen up close before. She turned it around and then shrugged looking back at him.
He took it from her and turned it so that tip was facing her. The color drained from her cheeks. Her fingers tentatively touched the sore spot on her head.
"Is that what hit me?"
"I think so. It has blood on it. Some blonde hair that matches yours and it was sticking out of a tree not far from where you were standing."
"Jesus. You'd think they'd have regulations against people using a bow and arrow to hunt in that park."
"Hunting, of any kind, is illegal in that provincial park." He could tell that she was totally baffled and wasn't putting the pieces together. It almost bothered him to be the one to tell her what he thought had happened but then he remembered that she just might be behind sabotaging his business. He straightened up, staring down at her.
And Maggie was sweet enough to share her Top Ten Favorite Desserts with us!!
What! I only get to choose ten? :) I’m sure like everyone or most everyone, I love dessert. Here are some of my favorites.
1. Cheesecake - white with some sort of berries on it
2. Rhubarb Crumble
3. Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie
4. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
5. Angel Food Cake
6. Butter Pecan Tarts
7. Lemon Meringue Pie
8. Coconut Cake
9. Peanut Buster Parfait with Caramel
10. Fresh Fruit
You may have noticed that I didn’t put anything with chocolate. It’s not that I don’t like chocolate, I know that would be sacreligious :), but sadly we just don’t get along. :( But that’s okay there are a lot of other desserts out there.
About The Author-
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime,
twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first book Captured
Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages
Magazine. She is excited to publish her third novel, Deceitful Truths, March 2014. An avid
reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author
by making it happen. She is an avid nature lover and likes nothing better than taking a book,
hiking to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and reading. Married to her best friend, she is
learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years.
Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine