Captured in Lies
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by Kelly Abell
Description: In Book Two of the In Lies Series Jack and Caroline are faced with insurmountable odds and we get to meet sexy Bomb Squad Commander Dane Kendrick. Dane will become embroiled in Jack's tumultuous life and meet his beautiful sister, FBI Agent, Lucy Chavez. Although they meet under less than ideal circumstances the sparks fly leading to a passion that explodes off the page, literally. Read on to see what's in store in Captured In Lies? Just before Thanksgiving and after a passionate honeymoon in the Caribbean, Jack and Caroline Weaver return home to D.C. to start their new life together. Approaching their house Jack's cell phone rings and the violent explosion that follows will change Jack's and Caroline's lives forever. The Emperor is back and he wants revenge. Jack, reeling from what has just happened to the love of his life, is anxiously awaiting word from the doctor when he gets another call. The relentless Emperor now has Lucy, Jack's sister, strapped to a bomb, somewhere in the city and in order to find her he must play a deadly game of scavenger hunt. The stakes are upped even higher when The Emperor places another bomb in Boston knowing that the sexy ex-SEAL with the maverick reputation can't be two places at once. How can Jack find his sister, keep his wife safe, and stop the destruction of American lives? Jack will be forced to trust a former military comrade, hunky Bomb Squad Commander, Dane "Boomer" Kendrick. Dane must go after Lucy while Jack heads to Boston. When Dane locates Lucy and arrives on the scene there is an instant attraction, despite the fact she is set to explode in less than 3 minutes. Can Dane and Lucy defuse the bomb and save Lucy's life? What about defusing the passion that begins to grow between them? Will Jack be able to stop the deaths of innocent Americans without losing those most precious to him? It's hard to know who to trust if you're Captured in Lies.
eBook Publisher: Solstice Publishing/Solstice Publishing, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: August 2010
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [246 KB]
Reading time: 162-227 min.
The sand squeezed up between his toes as he walked along the beach. Jack looked over at his beautiful wife Caroline and smiled. The turquoise blue Caribbean Sea lapped gently over his feet as he took her hand. He couldn't believe how lucky he was to have found Caroline. She has become everything to me, he thought, my love and my life
He laughed as Caroline ran ahead of him, splashing through the warm gentle waves. She turned around, smiling, and waved at him. He waved back and started to run after her. Catching her, Jack swung her around and kissed her soundly. He wondered what it would feel like to make love to her right here on the sand.
Caroline slipped away from him and went deeper into the water, splashing him as she went. He heard a noise that gave him pause. He turned away from her and looked back over the gently rolling dunes trying to identify the sound.
Gradually he became aware of a temperature shift in the sand. He turned back to see Caroline, her face filled with confusion as slowly the beautiful Caribbean Sea began to change. The water disappeared, absorbed by a coarse gravelly sand that burned the soles of their feet. Caroline hopped from one foot to the other
Jack knew this place. This was desert sand. Jack felt the hair on the back of his neck stand up. He opened his mouth to call for Caroline but she was already moving toward him. Everything began to happen in slow motion. He felt the rush of air very close to his ear and watched as Caroline's head swung to one side. Slowly, her eyes on him, she dropped to her knees
Then he heard it, the loud crack of a sniper's rifle. He watched, frozen in place. Caroline fell face forward, blood pooling around her head then disappearing quickly into the hot thirsty sand
As if released by an invisible hand, Jack sprinted to her side. No, No, No, Jack screamed in his head, tearing off his shirt and pressing it on the spurting neck wound. Not my Caroline, not my Baby, my bride
Looking frantically around for the source of the bullet, Jack saw a man standing just at the edge of the horizon. Even from that distance Jack heard the voice say, "Paybacks are hell, aren't they Jack?"
"No!" Jack sat up in the first class seat on the airplane, arms and legs akimbo. He opened his eyes and saw Caroline's wide eyes staring at him. He also saw several other passengers leaning out of their own seats staring at him.
"Sir, are you okay? Do you need anything? A glass of water, a cool cloth, a drink?" The flight attendant leaned over their seats very concerned.
"No," Jack cleared his throat, rubbed his hands over his sweaty face and sat up straighter in his seat. "I'm okay; just had a bad dream is all."
"Are you okay, Jack?" Caroline asked softly.
He nodded, reaching over to grab her hand.
"What happened, Jack? It wasn't one of those nightmares, was it?" Caroline said, leaning over her own seat toward him.
He nodded, laid his head back on his seat and turned to face her. He ran a hand through his hair. His heart hammered in his chest, pumping adrenaline through his veins. He wanted off this airplane.
Caroline squeezed his hand and wrapped his arm in a hug. "Want to tell me about it?"
He leaned into to her and kissed her hard on the mouth.
"Okay, that was nice. Want to tell me what prompted it?"
"I lost you, Caroline. In the dream, I lost you."