Please welcome Paty Jager author of Secrets of an Aztec Temple.
Christine, Thank you for having me here today to talk about the second book in my Isabella Mumphrey series.
Are you an adrenaline junkie?
My son-in-law is, and he works for law enforcement. His comment was: As a kid he had to decide which side of the law he wanted to be on. He chose the nobler side.
My hero, Tino Constantine, in Secrets of an Aztec Temple isn’t so much an adrenaline junkie as a person who is highly motivated to take down the person responsible for the deaths of his family. He finds himself in high pressure situations as an undercover DEA agent and having to do things that go against his moral code to get in deeper with the man he wants to put in prison. He can’t just kill the man. That would make him just like the man he loathes. No, he has to first find out all he can about the man’s drug cartel for the DEA. If something happens to the drug lord along the way, he can call it karma.
Just how far will he go? How badly does he want revenge? That’s something he has to figure out as the woman who captured his heart in the Guatemalan jungle arrives in Mexico City. In fact, she is escorted into the drug dealer’s house by his right hand man. How can Tino do his job when the woman he loves could get caught in the middle of a drug war that will leave no winners?
Which would you put first revenge or love?
Blurb Secrets of an Aztec Temple:
Revenge is not always sweet…
Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. She believes the discovery will prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.
Tino Costantine is also in Mexico City. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.
But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino is challenged with the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
Garza’s teeth curled back in a feral smile as he nodded his head. “I like your thinking, but I wish them alive. I need to set some rules the two pendejos need to learn.”
“Does Cezar know where they are?” Garza’s right hand man had been missing for the last hour. Tino suspected he was gathering information on the whereabouts of the brothers.
“Cezar is escorting a special guest here. But Hector has been following the two and called to tell me he lost them in the colonias.”
“I’ll start there.” Tino turned to leave.
“Rodriguez. If you cannot bring them in, do not show your face here again.”
The threatening tone punctuated what he already knew. If he didn’t bring the Alvarez brothers back he would be hunted down and killed because he’d witnessed and participated in illegal activities.
“I will be back with your guests.”
Tino exited the office congratulating himself at having made it to Garza’s inner sanctum, but now realized there were two more doors that would need breeched before he could find the evidence to bring in the Drug Enforcement Agency.
His mind wandered to how to find the Alvarez brothers and make his way up in status to gain entry into the room behind the bullet-proof door. He stepped out onto the front portico. Cezar walked alongside a woman who carried herself in a familiar way.
Tino’s blood iced with fear as he recognized the long hair, button nose, and wire-rimmed glasses. Another glance at the woman he knew so well and the ice melted, simmered, and quickened his heart. What brought his querida to the drug lord’s Mexico City compound? Dread, desire, and regret collided as he blindly slammed into a cement pillar.
Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle she lives it. With sixteen novels and several short stories published, she continues to have characters cavorting in her head.
You can learn more about Paty at her blog; www.patyjager.blogspot.com her website; http://www.patyjager.net or on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/#!/paty.jager , Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1005334.Paty_Jager and twitter; @patyjag.
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