Black Swamp Mysteries,#1
Drake Valley Press
February 27, 2012
provided by author
Following a flawed CIA mission, Vicki Boyd leaves the Agency to begin a new life in a new town assisting an elderly woman. But when she arrives, she finds Laurel Maguire has suffered a stroke and her nephew has arrived from Ireland to care for her. Vicki quickly falls in love with the charming Dylan Maguire, but all is not what it seems to be at Aunt Laurel’s house. And when the VIA arrive to recruit Vicki for one more mission, she finds her CIA past and her new future are about to collide… in murder.
About The Author:
p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of thirteen books, including six suspense/thrillers and two historical suspense. Suspense Magazine says “p.m.terrell gets better with each and every book she writes” and Midwest Book Review says, “p.m.terrell is a master at skillfully combining drama, action, suspense and romance to engage the reader in an adrenaline rush of page turning adventure.” PBS television host Barbara Berlin says, “p.m.terrell is the next John Grisham.” A full-time writer for more than 12 years, her latest series, Black Swamp Mysteries, combines international intrigue and adventure with the CIA’s psychic spy program, resulting in a series that appeals to lovers of suspense, romance or the paranormal. Prior to becoming an author, terrell operated two computer businesses focusing on computer intelligence and white collar crime. Her clients included the CIA, Secret Service and Department of Defense.
Being from North Carolina, I always love to dive into a book centered there. So, when I saw that this book was set in Lumberton North Carolina, I jumped. Gotta love the home state! Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of reading Vicki’s story. p.m. terrell is a highly talented author who can instantly grip her readers and take them on a whirlwind spin of intrigue, romance and twists.
Vicki is a psychic for the CIA. But, she wants to change her life. Taken on one last mission is not in her plans. Or so she thought. When the CIA contacts her about finding information in a remote land, she hesitates. She’s just settling into a new routine with helping her new boss out, and to top it off, she meets the gorgeous looking nephew of the lady. He’s quite charming and has worked his way into Vicki’s heart. She’s definitely not ready to take on a mission of murder, but she’s the key to helping find answers to the whys and whats.
When Vicki takes on this new mission, things are about to get a whole messier. From twists of intrigue, to whats-gonna-happen-next, terrell and her character Vicki take the reader on a fast-paced mission of amazing suspense. The characters, both main and secondary, are real-to-life and the life of the CIA is captivating. When you open the first page, you’re completely pulled into the heart of the story and you won’t be let go until the end. Especially when the story takes on all the twists!
I definitely recommend this 4 Book worthy start to an incredible new romantic suspense series. You’ll be instantly hooked on small town living and intense CIA action. You’ll get an inside look into the world of a psychic’s life, while having your heart flutter with the interaction between Vicki and Dylan. Definitely high on my must-read-again list, and I’m anxious for a second installment in Vicki’s life! Well done, Ms. Terrell,on gaining a new forever fan!