Dylan Maguire returns to his native
with psychic spy Vicki Boyd. Their mission: to locate and extract a CIA Agent
who disappeared in Ireland
while on the trail of a known terrorist. But when Dylan receives word that his
grandmother is dying, he is plunged into a past he thought he’d left behind
forever. His mission and the dark secrets he’d sought to keep hidden begin to
merge into an underworld that could cost him his life. He must now confront his
past demons and the real reason he left Dublin —while Vicki harbors a
secret of her own. Ireland
Suspense Magazine says, “p.m.terrell’s writing is powerfully written and masterfully suspenseful; you have to hang on for the ride of your life.” Midwest Book Review says the Black Swamp Mysteries series is “page-turning action, unforgettable characters, breathtaking descriptions and unexpected plot twists.” And syndicated reviewer Marcia Freespirit says the series is “riveting, spell-binding, sexy and intense!”
The bogs were no place to be during the witching hour.
Dylan had grown up with stories of the bogs at night. The ground percolated; it lived and it breathed. There had been many a time when he was harvesting peat in broad daylight that he’d heard a whisper at his ear or felt hot breath on his neck, only to find there was no one near. Now as he rode his horse in silence, he felt that presence tenfold; there were eyes watching them. The intermittent tuffs of heather swayed in the growing storm and he found himself watching them with narrowed eyes, waiting for the plants to morph into sinister creatures that claimed this land after the sun went down.
He knew there was a simple reason why animals were required in lieu of an all-terrain vehicle and he was glad Sam had taken this unique land into consideration when planning the mission. He could feel the hooves beneath him sinking into the spongy earth; a wheeled vehicle wouldn’t have stood a chance, especially as they ventured from the area farmed for its peat to one far less stable.
A mist began; a slow, fine spray that he knew well. One moment the air was still and dry and the next, as though they’d passed through a curtain, the air swirled around them, the moist haze further inhibiting their ability to see. It was said many a man lost his internal compass in the Irish mist; it taunted as it grew into monstrous shapes, turning the landscape into something foreign and active.
p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 16 books. Vicki's Key, one of the first books in the Black Swamp Mysteries series, was one of five finalists in the 2012 International Book Awards (Mystery/Suspense) and 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Mystery/Suspense.) River Passage, an historical work based on her ancestor's migration to
won the 2010 Best Fiction & Drama Award. The Nashville (TN) Metropolitan
Government Archives determined it to be so historically accurate that they
entered the original manuscript into their Archives for future researchers and
Prior to becoming a full-time author in 2002, terrell founded and operated two computer companies in the
area. Her clients included the United States Secret Service, CIA, Department of
Defense and federal and local law enforcement. Her specialty is in the areas of
computer crime and computer intelligence. Her experience in these areas have
greatly influenced her books' plots. Washington, DC
She is the co-founder of The Book 'Em Foundation, whose slogan is "Buy a Book and Stop a Crook" and whose mission is to raise awareness of the link between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. She founded Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair, an annual event to raise money to increase literacy and reduce crime.
For more information on Book 'Em
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