Check out the Secrets of a Dangerous Woman



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In Secrets of a Dangerous Woman, Dylan Maguire is back in his first assignment with the CIA: to interrogate recently captured Brenda Carnegie. But when she escapes again, it’s obvious she’s had help from within the CIA’s own ranks. With Vicki Boyd’s assistance, Brenda is back in Dylan’s custody. And now he must find out why some in the highest levels of our government want her dead while others are willing to risk everything to help her. And when he discovers Brenda’s real identity, his mission has just become very personal.

  “Who are you running from?” Vicki asked.
Brenda took a deep breath. “I amin trouble. Big trouble.”

“What did you do?”

“Depends on who you ask.” She took a deep breath. “I’m tired, Vicki. Really tired. I need to get off the street. Stay inside for a day or two. Regroup.”

“I’m living in Lumberton now. The woman who owned the house where I’m staying passed away. Her nephew inherited it.”

Her eyes narrowed. “Yeah? Where’s he?”

“I live with him. Come home with me. It’s a big house, three stories.”

Brenda frowned as if she was deep in thought. “It’s just you and him there?”

“His name’s Dylan. I’ll tell you all about him on the way.”

She half nodded. “He won’t be taken aback by you bringing me home? I’m a bit more to handle than a stray cat.”

“He’d love to meet you. I promise. He’ll take care of you.”

“He will, will he?”

Vicki blushed. “He’s got a strong sense of family. Besides,” she said as she started to rise, “it’s suppertime and you need to eat. We’ll get something in your belly and you’ll get a good night’s sleep.”

Brenda hesitated only briefly before she rose from the table. “You sure you can handle the intrusion?”


As they made their way toward the door, Brenda whispered, “I wouldn’t be too sure about that.”


p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 16 books, including Vicki’s Key, a 2012 International Book Awards finalist, and River Passage, 2010 Best Fiction & Drama winner. She is the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation whose slogan is “Buy a Book and Stop a Crook” and the co-chair of Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference & Book Fair. For more information, visit


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6 comments to “Check out the Secrets of a Dangerous Woman”

  1. p.m.terrell
      · October 1st, 2012 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for having me today! I’ll be dropping in throughout the day to answer questions anyone might have for me.

  2. Ingeborg
      · October 1st, 2012 at 4:12 pm · Link

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  3. p.m.terrell
      · October 1st, 2012 at 4:47 pm · Link

    Thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment, Ingeborg! You can read another excerpt at under the “Books” link or follow my tour and there will be several different excerpts revealed. Have a great day!

  4. Anonymous
      · October 1st, 2012 at 6:31 pm · Link

    Sounds very intriguing!


  5. Chrysrawr
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I so want to read this book. But I think I would prefer to read the one the protagonist was first featured in.

  6. Mary Preston
      · October 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am · Link

    I can see by the blurb & excerpt that this is going to be a great read.