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E.E. "Ellie" Grayson writes men's blood and guts adventure books. Few people know that "he" is a woman. Her latest book has been on the stands for only a few days when the-powers-that-be in Washington discover that the book outlines an ongoing Federal case.
Enter the hero, "Mac" Mc Allister, an ace government investigator who happens to be a double for the hero of Ellie's BANNISTER SERIES books. She leads him on a merry chase filled with plots and counter-plots, all the while believing he is a hot-shot New York publicity agent hired by her publisher. By the time she discovers who he really is,More has been invaded that her...
"Mac, m’boy. Good to see you." The Director pulled a file marked EYES ONLY--CONFIDENTIAL, stamped in bold red ink across the folder.
"Good to see you, too. Hope to hell this isn’t another job you want to talk about. I’m beat." Mac shrugged his shoulders trying to relax some of the tension caused by his long flight home.
"I know you just got in, but I have no choice in this matter. You have to head back to the airport in just a few minutes."
"With all due respect, sir. There must be someone else who can--" Another five minutes in the chair and I’ll be lucky if I don’t fall flat on my keister.
"Sorry, Mac, but you’re the only man I’ve got for this job."
The Director’s eyes never met Mac’s, instead he looked just over Mac’s left shoulder at the citation-covered back wall of his walnut-paneled office. He often sent men into situations where they could be killed or worse, but this case he was about to throw in Mac’s lap looked to be the catalyst that could end up costing him his best agent, though he didn’t think there would be anything life threatening in it.
"Sir, I just got in from a ten-hour flight. I’m bushed. I smell. I need a shower, a hot meal and a stiff drink, not necessarily in that order on the last two items." Mac stretched his tired body. With legs as long as his, planes were not a comfortable place to spend any length of time.
"I know what you’re saying and I know that you’re tired. And I know what you’re going to say; you’ve been in the field too long, you’re getting old and your back hurts. I’ve heard it all before. Sorry, Mac, but as I said, you’re it. The chances are you’ll clean this one up in just a few days, then you’ll have time for that well-deserved vacation."
"Sure." He couldn’t keep the disdain from his voice. He’d heard it all too many times before.
"This thing is so hot there’s no time to even brief you. You can read the file on the plane."
"And of course, I’m supposed to believe that I’m the only warm body you have to send, right?"
"Right." The older man ignored Mac’s sarcasm and used some of his own. "It will undoubtedly need your "expert" touch if you have to go in."
"When did this thing break?"
"When is not the point. That we needed you in California the day before yesterday is."
"Who’s covering until I get there?" He had discovered early on that arguing with the Director was a study in futility. His choices were walk or do the job.
"Tom Landon. He’s partnered you before, that’s why I pulled him for this one."
"Yeah, Tom and I have a history."
"Doesn’t really matter one way or the other, Mac. Since the budget cuts, we don’t have that many loose agents available to cover your back on this unless, of course, it turns nasty."
"Tom will do, we work well together. Do we have anything at all to go on?"
"Everything we have is in this file. I expect you to fatten it up." He pushed the abysmally thin file folder toward Mac. "A car is waiting to take you to the airport. Landon will meet you at the other end. E.E. Grayson, the writer, is your subject."
"The same Grayson who writes the blood and guts Bannister series?"
"The very same. Have you read any of them?"
Hairs on the back of Mac’s neck stood on end. The Director never asked idle questions. He had a deadly purpose in everything he did.
Forewarned, Mac scanned the first page of the file. "Damn. I should have known. A woman. If this is why you referred to my expert touch, I told you last time out, I wouldn’t play that game again."
"Then let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. You’re the best at what you do, Mac. I’d hate to lose you at this late date."
"That sounds like a threat, sir."
"It could come to that if you jeopardize this case. Keep in mind that there are people I have to answer to."
Gini Wilson lives in Texas with her wonderful, understanding husband, Jim. They are California transplants to Texas which they both love. It was a good move. Jim has his woodworking shop and Gini spends most of her time at the computer dreaming of other worlds peopled by heros, heroines and bad, bad guys.
Gini has worn many hats in her life; nightclub singer, private detective, jewelry designer/manufacturer, and ceramic teacher. And through it all she dreamed of being a published fiction writer.
It wasn't until her son was grown that Gini started writing again. A non-fiction monthly trade publication job fell into her lap. The editor suggested she try fiction because every how-to article started with two or three paragraphs of prose to setup the theme of the piece. She joined a writing group and took classes in fiction writing.
ALL THAT GLITTERS is non-stop action and adventure. Ms. Wilson deserves credit for her extensive research into the background of Russian treasures, American government, Russian government, and the interesting world of expensive jewelry. She does a fantastic job of building the suspense as the hero and heroine find more questions than answers. There aren't any love scenes but the sexual tension packs a wallop of sensuality in ALL THAT GLITTERS. A surprising twist and the final showdown is what makes this a five star read, not to mention the interesting developments throughout the story and the topnotch characters pulled tightly together. Romantic suspense that grabs hold and keeps you enthralled till the very end. Copyright © 2000 Darlene Kendall All Rights Reserved.
ALL THAT GLITTERS is a very intense story that has little romance. The main characters, Kate and Jake are well defined and are never overshadowed by the secondary characters. The story is developed at a pace that keeps the reader turning the pages. And to add to the puzzle MS Wilson throws the reader a curve toward the ending. 5 Star Review, Hattie Boyd, Scribes World
Illusions EPPIE 2002 FINALIST There can be no illusions about the quality of this book. It is a remarkable read that proves the author to be enormously gifted .Don't be fooled by illusions as you read this clever tale. From it's very first page, Illusions proves different and unclassifiable. Gini Wilson masterfully weaves exotic texture into what at first might seem average suspense I truly enjoyed Illusions. Gini Wilson's bio shows her to be a remarkable lady. Illusions proves it. -- Buzzy / Buzz Review,
"Illusions" by Gini Wilson is an awesome story of love tested to the very depths of it's being. Deception at every turn, Luke Donovan has to learn to trust his heart when it comes to this exotic psychic Audra who seems to have pierced his inner soul. Can Audra and Luke come to a point in their lives when no matter the circumstances trust and belief overcome all? Read, "Illusions" and become a believer yourself. - Kim's Reviews~~Reviewed by Kim Gaona http://kimgaona.com
Overall this is a good story. If you are interested in psychic phenomenon, then this is the book for you! -- Reviewed by Lisa http://Lisasbookreview.com
Privacy explores the effects of privacy and the lack of it on people's lives. As Mac and Ellie come closer to the truth, they come closer to each other. But each of them have some baggage they're toting around, and only after working together to find out the truth, do they realize the biggest truth is love. Privacy contains a lot of espionage, adventure and intrigue.It's a quick moving romantic adventure. Number of Stars 4 , Reviewed by Rickey R. Mallory
PRIVACY by Gini Wilson is an excellent spy novel complete with gadgets, political intrigue, and multiple spies. Once you throw a mystery writer into the mix, you get something special...
... This is not your typical spy novel. When you have a heroine with trophies for target shooting, one heck of a gun collection, and a penchant for hands-on research, nothing is too surprising. At the same time, there are moments when the heroine does come unglued and vulnerable. Even Mac has his moments. It's easy to see why this book went to an electronic publisher. It just doesn't fit the marketing profile of the big NY houses. The heroineis too strong, the detail is too rich for the romance market, and it's just too good! Give us more, Gini Wilson! -- Ellen Anthony, www.sample-books.com
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 302
Paper Weight (lb): 12.8
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