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A Criminal Court Administator, Lori Wheeler's discovery that justice doesn't work in her favor turns her against those who act in its name. She unknowingly becomes a means to an end in RCMP Sergeant Rand McCormick's dogged pursuit of drug smugglers along the Nova Scotia coast.
With his use of Lori as a pawn, Rand's staunch personal and professional goals crumble. How can he justify his means and convince her that those enforcing the justice system work for her protection--and her happiness lies with him.
Sam chuckled, then turned serious. "Lori, have you heard of the Coastal Watch Program?"
"Isn’t that where anyone seeing strange activity along the Canadian coast is supposed to phone in the information?"
"Yes. To the RCMP. I think you should do that."
"You know how I feel about the police. I don’t want to get involved with them."
"If you don’t report your suspicions, you’re condoning the selling of drugs to young people."
"From what you told me, this sounds like the men are spotting a place to unload a drug shipment. I’ll bet they have four-wheeled vehicles scheduled to pick up the drugs, and your yachtsman is in up to his neck as a go-between. Have you been on his boat?"
"Yes... It did have a lot of electronic gear on board." She thought about the chart and remembered noticing at the time how nervous Rand seemed about her seeing the map. The memory of the dark shadow crossing his face made her shudder even now. Her heart skipped a beat. "Sam?"
"I saw a nautical chart on board and it had circles and arrows."
"Make the call, Lori. I can tell you if Malcolm Warner is involved, they aren’t planning a picnic. Be careful, he’s a killer. Report what you’ve seen, then get out of there."
"Okay, okay. I know you’re right. But I don’t want to get tracked down."
"You could call from a payphone and not give your name. Wait a minute. I’ll look up the number."
Lori tapped her fingertips against the bedside table. There were many guests at the resort. If she disguised her voice and made the conversation short, surely it would be safe enough to call from the payphone near the spa.
As soon as Sam gave her the number, she thanked him begrudgingly. Needing change, she exchanged a five-dollar bill for coins at the gift shop. By the time she reached the phone booth, the coins were slick with sweat. She was taking a big gamble, not only in the possibility of being wrong, but in sacrificing a chance to develop a relationship with the most interesting hunk of maleness she’d met in a long time.
Lori lifted the receiver and dialed.
Carol lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with Karl, her hero of forty plus years. Now that their four children have left the nest, there is time to enjoy taking trips to scout out locations intended for her stories. As fast as she finishes one story, another is burning in the back of her mind, its characters urgently needing release to continue their development. She would love to hear how you like her stories in the guestbook of her homepage at: http://www.geocities.com/carolmcphee2003
"Dietitian Andrea Martin has a special connection with the cardiac patients in the hospital where she works. She believes in living life to the fullest, without regard for time. Dr. Braeden Landry is an overworked but brilliant heart surgeon who has forgotten that life is meant to be lived, and not simply saved. Andrea helps Braeden reconnect with his patients and shows him he needs to live life too, while Braeden gives Andrea her heart's desire. With vivid descriptions, well-drawn characters, and touching plot twists, Carol McPhee brings this romance to a happily-ever-after that is as real as it is satisfying." -- Paula Altenburg, President, Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada
Jeweled Seduction by the wonderfully talented Carol McPhee is an absolute delight to read! Impressive characters, compelling plot twists and the delectable sexual tension will delight all. I gladly recommend this well-crafted novel to all readers who enjoy a great suspense.-- By Romance Junkies Reviewer, Nadine St. Denis
Carol McPhee’s Jeweled Seduction is an intricately woven tale of love, treachery, betrayal and lies. The heat sizzles between the feisty heroine and determined hero as witty dialogue, heart-pounding adventure and deep, dark secrets keep the reader spellbound -- Leanne Karella,, Wings Author, www.leannekarella.com
Carol McPhee’s None So Blind is an above average soap opera with willful, redheaded Kate McTavish continually trying to run away from herself and her problems, real and imagined. Dayton Deveraux, is the man who rescues her from her burning car. However, he is wary of hot-headed, redheaded women. I found this book well plotted with emotional conflicts and problems for both hero and heroine. It makes you wonder if love can really overcome their dilemmas. -- JoEllenConger, Queen Of Candelore Review Rating: 4
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 248
Paper Weight (lb): 10.5
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