I am very excited to announce that “A Deadly Business” will be available in stores everywhere on June 10th! Tomorrow, prosecutor Mia Quinn returns for a second appearance in the mystery series, which pivots around Quinn’s dual roles as a legal professional and a single mom. Set in Seattle, WA, the series follows Quinn’s investigations into high profile cases in the Violent Crimes unit and the mystery surrounding the death of her husband. As she attempts to uncover the truth about her husband’s death, which may not have been the accidental car wreck it seemed to be, threats on her own life begin to blur the line between Quinn’s professional and personal worlds.
To give you a preview of Mia Quinn’s latest adventures, an excerpt from the book’s first chapter:
Mia watched them walk towards the defense table, not thinking about anything except how her phone was buzzing again. Maybe she could manage to sneak a peek as she sat down.
Then Young’s upper lip curled back and his eyes narrowed. His face was full of rage. And faster than Mia could react, faster than she could even process what was happening, he broke into a run. Straight for her. Then he lunged.
Young had already fisted her hair in one hand before Mia drew breath to scream. The other hand pressed against her throat. They tumbled backward. She was still screaming when his weight punched all the air out of her.
“Get off her!” Trevor yelled, swearing. “Get off her!” And then he threw himself on top of Young, wrestling with him. Mia’s thoughts ping-ponged from the pain in her scalp to the pressure on her throat to the sheer crushing weight of the two men. She squirmed and kicked and pushed, trying to get away, but she was pinned in place.
“Just try it on me, man,” Trevor panted. “I’ll beat the crap out of you.”
Now the deputy was grabbing at Young, yelling, adding his orders to the tumult. Even Rolf, who was seventy if he was a day, knelt next to them and began to yank and grab, trying to subdue his client. Mia found a brief moment to hope that the deputy didn’t draw his gun. All of them were so close together.
“Watch out!” yelled Catherine, the court reporter. “He’s got a razor blade.”
A razor blade? More frantically, Mia arched her back, twisting and kicking. She didn’t care if she kicked someone else or if Young tore all the hair out of her head. She had to get loose before he slashed her throat.
For a moment the weight left her neck, but even before she could feel a surge of relief it was back. And then Mia felt a small sharp edge press against her throat.
You can find out tomorrow what happens next for Mia. And don’t forget, today is your last chance to order the eBook version of “A Deadly Business” for just $7.99. Don’t miss out on this great deal!