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Did you miss me? That quote from PBS' Sherlock also applies to me. My last post was on December 10. Time and the holidays got away from m. But I'm back with a snippet from the beginning of my romantic suspense, One Red Shoe.
“Billy, don’t feed Rover any table scraps, only two cups of kibble a day, and, Andy, you’re going to put food in the barn for Archy and Mehitabel, right?” Daria didn’t wait for his response, continuing with, “Tommy, you’ll take care of—”
Jimmy straightened, saying, “For crissake, Daria, it’s a goddamn zoo around here.”
At least he wasn’t trying to delay her with talk about new tires. She reached up and patted his cheek. “Don’t swear.”
“I mean it, Daria Jean,” Jimmy said. “Don’t you dare bring home some wounded stray. I don’t care if it’s bleeding—no more.”
When elementary teacher Daria Mason left Iowa for a writers’ conference in New York City, she didn’t expect to come home with a wounded spy. Sam Jozwiak works for a shadow agency that gathers intel vital to U.S. security. From the moment he steals digital files from a Russian Mafia kingpin, Murphy’s Law takes over. No matter how he covers his tracks, the kingpin’s assassins find him. What’s worse than getting shot in the butt? Accepting help from an Iowa tourist. Thus, begins a road trip that takes Sam and Daria cross country with the assassins right behind them.