Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Excerpt - Deceitful Truths (Caspian Winery Series #2) by Maggie Thom

Deceitful Truths
Caspian Winery Series #2
By- Maggie Thom
Publication Date- March 12th, 2014  

He created a legacy that no one could imagine...
Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn't know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the job at Knights Associates, where she'll help them solve cyber crimes but also be able to use their connections and resources to find her own answers. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?
Graham and his partner Guy, can't keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention as not only have they been hacked but Guy's family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she's been accessing their high-security accounts, he realizes the cause of their predicament might be closer then he thought. Is there new assistant behind the problems they're having? If she's so innocent why does someone want to abduct her?
Tarin and Graham discover that although they don't trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin's nightmare plays out? An eighty year old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate and be the one secret that will keep her and Graham apart as neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget...

(Standalone but is a Sequel/Companion Novel to Captured Lies)




And now an Excerpt from 'Deceitful Truths'

He just needed his heir. Waiting even another day was almost too much but he would. Just not for much longer though. All the books said that two to six years old was the most impressionable age. He wasn't about to give up any of what he wanted, what was rightfully his. Not for anything or anybody. It didn't matter if they were family or not.
    He picked up the phone and made the call he'd patiently been waiting to make for a long time
    "He's two now. I want the boy."
    "I thought you wanted to wait until he was at least two and half?"
    "Things change."
    "Yes but we have an agreement," Stephen's voice trembled ever so slightly as he responded.
That sound was so sweet to him. The guy still feared him which is what he wanted. It was easier to keep him in line that way "Oh, I get it. You're worried that you won't be paid for the next five months."
    "Nothing's changed except I'm taking him a little early."
    "Give me another week or month? And then you can have him."
    "I'll meet you on Monday at the Calgary Zoo. That should be a good place to start bonding with him. Make sure she doesn't come with you."
    "That's not going to be easy."
    "I don't care. Just get me the boy. I'll be there Monday to collect him."
    "And the fee is now twenty million dollars."
    "Really, you think you can blackmail me?"
    "Well, I've been following your orders for years. I've done my job–"
    "And been paid very well for it. I will pay the original final payment of three million dollars, plus the five months we originally agreed on, plus the exorbitant living allowance and not a penny more. Don't screw me on this. If you need to know what I do to people who cross me–"
    "Forget it. Fine, I'll have the child there three weeks Saturday. I have my promotion party next Friday. I need her to attend with me."
    So he thinks he has a say. How cute. He was about to tell him no way when he realized that he still had some unfinished business with family. It would be better if the boy wasn't with him when he dealt with that but he wasn't going to let this asshole think he had that much power.

About The Author-
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime,
twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first book Captured
Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages
Magazine. She is excited to publish her third novel, Deceitful Truths, March 2014. An avid
reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author
by making it happen. She is an avid nature lover and likes nothing better than taking a book,
hiking to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and reading. Married to her best friend, she is
learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years.

Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting Deceitful Truths. I appreciate the support. :)