I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was
a history professor and my mother was, and is, a
voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history
My parents also love traveling, a passion they
passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I
read about, see the land and monuments from
the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the
good fortune to travel extensively throughout
Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.
I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream.
I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.
A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era
carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern
Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell.
They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the
Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.
Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge.
Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead.
There are some writers that just know how to put a damn good story down- Chris is one of them. I absolutely loved the first book in the series. I was a little afraid that book two would fall victim to the curse of the sequel- so many authors do. But I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't. I say surprised because you never know what to expect when you read a book- authors are people too, they have good days and bad and all of that translate into their writings!
Anyways, back to my point. This book was just as good as the first- if not better. This time around you have a little more spice, but nothing that would make you run from it thinking it was smut.
I love the details and attention that Chris provides to each element of the book. Her characters are freaking awesome. As a reader, you can connect with them on some level- even if you've never been taken hostage and had your life dangled in front of you or even been an archaeologist (I'm guilty of this one, once upon a time ago). Chris makes the book work. She's done her research and the book is beautifully crafted. The woman knows how to make a proper character arc even with returning ones.
I cannot wait to see more from her! I can only wish her an amazing writing career that leaves the readers waiting on pre-orders as more and more wonderful things come from her! Keep on writing, Chris! You're gifted! When's the next one?
April 21st- Musings of a Writing Reader
April 22nd- I am, Indeed
April 29th- THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK
May 1st- Sweet n' Sassi
May 2nd- Harlie's Books
May 8th- Deal Sharing Aunt
May 15th- White Sky Project
May 16th- Dustykatt's Stuff
May 30th- Full Moon Bites