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Tuesday, October 16, 2012



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. PM Kavanaugh will be awarding a 1st prize of a $20 Amazon GC and a 2nd prize of a $15 Amazon GC to randomly drawn commenters during the tour. Click on the tour banner above to see the other stops on the tour.

Follow orders or die. Anika Washington knows the rules laid down by the counterterrorist agency that owns her. When she aborts a mission in order to spare a young girl, she’s given an ultimatum: take on a new mission that requires betraying her fellow operative, and lover, or forfeit her own life.

After discovering that her lover, Gianni, has chosen another, Anika accepts the mission. In the aftermath, she learns that Gianni was faithful to her and she’d been tricked into thinking otherwise. The knowledge comes too late and she’s almost killed in an agency double-cross.

Now she must run—battling time, former enemies and the agency itself to stay alive and save the man she loves.
Read an excerpt:

The diamond stud vibrated in Anika’s ear. She slid her fingers through her hair in a rhythmic move and touched the comm device. Over the thumping bass of the band, she heard the go-ahead to leave the party and ascend to the rooftop. With a well-aimed thrust of one hip, she knocked her dance partner into a gyrating mix of arms and legs. Then she strode off the floor, filled an oversized glass from the champagne fountain and slipped out of the room.

In the dim stairwell, she hiked up her glittering dress, snagged her painful four-inch heels in one hand and sprinted up the steps. The heavy bass receded into the background. She held the glass away from her, careful not to spill the liquid. She wished she could drink some of it. Hell, she wished she could drink all of it and go back for more.

Instead, she told herself to stay focused on the mission as she had dozens of times before. The rest would take care of itself.

So why did her insides feel like balled up razor wire?

On the roof, she hurried over to the utilities closet. Her eyes swept the area before she keyed in the code and removed the parts of the P-16. Another sweep, then she bent to her task assembling the old-style rifle. She tested the balance, the feel of the trigger, the scope. Everything was in order. Everything was as it should be.

Except that once she sighted the target and fired, the life she had known for the past three years would be over. She would have crossed the line. No going back. Even though she had agreed to do it, she wondered now if she had made the right decision.
About the Author:
A writer of thrillers spiked with romance, PM Kavanaugh has always loved intrigue, danger and adventure, especially when observed at a safe distance from her own life. She shares her home, dreams and some of her plotting dilemmas with her clever-enough-to-be-a-spy husband and her talkative office cat, Max.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today!

PM Kavanaugh said...

Hi and thanks for hosting me today. I'll be stopping by throughout the day and look forward to "chatting" with visitors.

Shannon Ro said...

I've really enjoyed following the tour. Thanks for another great excerpt. I wonder what it is that makes this mission different than any other? I guess I will have to find out.

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Ingeborg said...

Sounds very intriguing.

MomJane said...

Really great review. I loved the excerpt. It sounds like an awesome book.

PM Kavanaugh said...

Hi everybody,
Thanks for stopping by!
Shannon--What makes this mission so different for my heroine? Well, without giving too much away(!), it is the "ultimatum" mentioned in the blurb that sets in motion Anika's betrayal of her lover and fellow operative, Gianni. She knows once she completes this mission--by deliberately failing at it--she will force Gianni to help her escape from the agency so that she avoids further "discipline." By helping her escape, Gianni endangers his own life and then....(okay, now you will have to read more to figure it out!)

Debby said...

Great excerpt. Love the plot line - makes for great conflicts.
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PM Kavanaugh said...

Hi Debby,
Thanks for liking the excerpt. Yes, I tried to build many credible conflicts into the story (something I try to avoid in my real life!) Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

d3dff3b4-7447-11e1-9bc9-000bcdcb471e said...

All the intrigue sounds fun!


Mary Preston said...

DIE RUN HIDE is going to be a very exciting read & one I'm looking forward to.


audreyb212 said...

These pages read like an episode of "Alias," which means I'll have to read more!

PM Kavanaugh said...

Hi vitajex--Yes, I love intrigue, esp. when I'm (only) reading or writing about it (not living it!)
Hi Mary--Good to see your name and comment again. I hope you get to read Die Run Hide....and let me (and others) know if it lived up to your expectations!
Hi Audrey--Yes, Alias was definitely one of the inspirations for this book. Thanks for stopping by!