Are you a fan of mysteries/police procedurals? Then read on, because today I’m joining up with Lone Star Lit for another Lone Star Book Blog Tour. Today I’m even featuring an excerpt from DiAnn Mills’ newest novel, Deep Extraction! While this is part of her FBI Task Force series, it works well as a stand-alone.
An FBI Task Force Novel, Book 2
By DiAnn Mills
Genre: Contemporary / Mystery / Christian
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Date of Publication: April 4, 2017
Number of Pages: 413
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A pacemaker should have saved oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore’s life. Instead, it provided his killer with a seemingly perfect means of execution.
A bombing at one of Nathan’s oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy, a web Special Agent Tori Templeton must untangle. But her first order of business is separating the personal from the professional—the victim’s wife, her best friend, is one of the FBI’s prime suspects.
Clearing Sally’s name may be the biggest challenge of her career, but Tori finds an unexpected ally in the newest member of the task force, recently reinstated Deputy US Marshal Cole Jeffers. As Tori and Cole dig deeper into Nathan’s personal and business affairs, they uncover more than they bargained for. And the closer they get to finding the real killer—and to each other—the more intent someone is on silencing them for good.
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Praise for Deep Extraction…
“Combined with intense action and stunning twists, this search for truth keeps readers on the edges of their favorite reading chairs.” Romantic Times
“Mills many fans will devour” Library Journal
Goodreads readers praise Deep Extraction
“This was truly an amazing, suspenseful read that can be held up as an example of what good Christian suspense should be.”
“DiAnn Mills’ writing is evocative of an excellent crime show. Sharp and to the point. Just how I imagine law enforcement work, think and talk.”
“Mills’ has captured the rush of adrenaline along with a good romance. Suspense and adventure are the real stars of this book. Her motto is, “Expect an Adventure,” and she achieves it in this book.”
It’s not often I get the opportunity to do this, so I’m thrilled to share this excerpt from Deep Extraction!
Chapter 1, Part 2
Continued from the 4/23/17 stop with Lone Star Book Blog Tours!
“How’s your wife?”
Good, thanks. She told me you were welcome to—”
Her phone alerted her to a call. “Excuse me a minute.” She yanked it from her shirt pocket and confirmed it was Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ralph Hughes before answering.
“We have a possible homicide,” the ASAC for violent crimes said.
Her mind spun into agent mode, her job, the only part of her life where she sensed purpose. “Who and where?”
“Nathan Moore, owner of Moore Oil & Gas, died in his home this evening.”
Distress rambled through her, though she did her best to overcome it. She’d known Nathan since college days. “What happened? Why suspect murder?”
“Due to the threats on his life and a call made to his attorney prior to his death,” the ASAC said.
“What was said in the call?”
“Moore suspected someone was trying to kill him and getting close.”
Tori stared at Kevin’s tombstone and recalled the day she and Mom selected the blue-gray granite. Now Nathan’s widow faced the same dilemma. “Are we thinking the environmental activists are responsible?” Five days ago, one of Nathan’s drill sites had been bombed—possibly part of a retaliation move for winning a lawsuit filed by environmentalists who believed he was illegally dumping backflow water from fracking. But a bombing was unlikely in his home. “Was he gunned down? A break-in?”
“Moore’s death appears to have been a heart attack, the result of natural causes. A medical examiner is on it.”
“Too coincidental for my take. I want to know who threatened him, and I need you and Max at the Moore residence. He’s been notified and will meet you there.” He texted her the Moore address at Lake Pointe Estates in the Katy area west of Houston, but she had it memorized.
The call ended and Tori rose to her feet. “Officer Richards, I need to go.”
“Sure thing. See you again soon.”
“Count on it. Best to you and your family.” She hurried to her car while the devastating news played havoc with her mind.
Why hadn’t Sally contacted her about Nathan’s death? They were closer than sisters, weren’t they? Tending to her grieving sons could have her emotionally spent. Even Tori was finding it hard to accept Nathan’s death.
She shoved aside personal sentiments that ushered in disbelief. Her investigative skills were needed. The ASAC had assigned her to investigate a potential crime.
Nathan possibly murdered? He had sainthood stamped next to his name. Charity work. Generous donations to worthy causes. Incredible husband and father. Who could possibly want him dead?
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
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CHECK OUT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:
|Books in the Garden
|Guest Post: 4 Agencies You Didn’t Know Worked With the FBI
|Chapter Break Book Blog
|Texas Book Lover
|Excerpt: Chapter 1, Part 1
|Guest Post: 4 Ways the FBI Assists Other Agencies
|Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books
|Guest Post: 6 Ways the FBI Investigates a Potential Threat
|Margie’s Must Reads
|Guest Post: 9 Crimes the FBI Investigates
|Reading By Moonlight
|My Book Fix Blog
|Guest Post: 10 Ways to Show Character Growth and Change
|A Novel Reality
|Books and Broomsticks
|The Page Unbound
|Guest Post: 10 Ways to Show You’re a Strong Woman
|Momma On The Rocks
|Excerpt: Chapter 1, Part 2
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