FINALIST (WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY, 2009!) DOG WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 2006 WRITING COMPETITON, FICTION
FINALIST (WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED MARCH, 2009!) EPIC 2010 E-BOOK COMPETITION AWARD, MYSTERY,SUSPENSE AND/OR ADVENTURE ROMANCE
B97.5'S HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE MONTH, MARCH, 2009
ATF agent Rowan Bronson has evidence Reverend Mark Paul Jameson, head of the New Freedom Absolution Center, is involved in illegal activities with crime boss Roland Metzner. Jameson has been using his organization to launder dirty money for Metzner and has collaborated with him in sending men posing as missionaries to South America to smuggle firearms into the US. But before she can turn over her information, Rowan is betrayed by one of her fellow agents and goes into hiding. It isnít long before Metznerís right-hand man finds her and tries to kill her. Rowan wins the fight and flees the scene, only to run straight into the arms of Garrett Somersby, detective with the Knoxville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. Garrett has been following Metznerís man, and when he sees blood on Rowan, offers aid. With the help of her dog, Zeus, Rowan steals his SUV and takes off. From that point, Garrett, Metzner, Jameson, and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are hot on Rowanís trail. Garrett is the first to locate her, but finds his life jeopardized by the others tracking Rowan. The two team up in hopes of retrieving the information and getting it to the proper person within ATF while being pursued by a religious zealot, crime boss, and ATF agent, all with personal agendas concerning Rowan.
Cata Single Titles, Donna, Reviewer:
Nonstop action, witty repartee, sizzling sexual tension and a smart-as-a-whip dog; what more do you need for an entertaining read? Award winning author Christy Tillery French puts her heart and soul and sense of humor into her writing, drawing her readers in and not letting them go until they are perfectly sated. Chasing Secrets by favorite author Christy Tillery French is destined to be a bestseller.
Midwest Book Review, Laurel Johnson, Senior Reviewer:
Chasing Secrets has all the elements that make a story interesting and exciting. Tight plotting and well-developed characters enhance the book's realism. Rowan is a strong, ethical woman who hides her softer side from everyone but Zeus. Zeus is a canine hero of the highest order, devoted to Rowan, the undisputed linchpin of her survival. And Garrett Somersby is the dogged detective who loves and protects both woman and dog with his life. If you enjoy action thrillers, this latest book by Christy Tillery French is highly recommended.
Coffee Times Romance, Hollie, Reviewer:
Both of the main characters in this book are alone in the world and use their work as a way of life. It is a pleasure to see how both of them change and develop during the time they spend together. The relationship between the two criminals is amusing while being realistic. I have enjoyed reading this fast-paced action-packed book but I have to say Ms. French's best character is Zeus the Weimaraner owned by Rowan; that is one cool dog.