Hunters & Seekers Book 1
by Joanne Jaytanie
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Action, Adventure
“A sprightly plotted thriller and dynamic characters should leave readers eager for the sequel.”-Kirkus Reviews
The world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long enough.
Most parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley’s mom left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the military, mega corporations, and Russian spies.
Riley needs help to solve her mother’s murder, and Dagger Easton’s salvage and investigation company comes to her rescue. Retired SEAL, private eye, and leader of a diving and salvage team, Dagger promises to protect Riley with his life. But as the value of her mother’s research becomes clear, Riley begins to believe there’s no one she can trust–not with her life, her heart, or her mother’s legacy.
Riley dropped the phone back on the nightstand and snuggled back into bed. She rolled over to try and reclaim the ravishing male specimen attached to that exquisite ass. But Mr. Beefcake had disappeared right along with whatever chance she had of sleeping.
She sighed, grabbed her phone, and clicked on her voicemail.
“Riley, it’s Mom.”
Mom was breathing hard and there was a high, terrified pitch to her voice. “Our ship—” A loudspeaker in the background squawked to life and drowned out her voice. “My research, it’s—” Static drowned out mom’s voice. “Riley, don’t let them get my research.”
“Claudia, we must go now!” cried a male voice in the background. “Get to the lifeboats. Oh, shit! No, we can’t go that way. The water—” Static.
Riley wasn’t sure who was talking to Mom, maybe one of her numerous assistants?
She couldn’t be sure with all the noise in the background. Riley bolted out of bed and started pacing the floor, her phone crammed to her ear.
“I love you, Riley.” Her mother panted between words, sounding as if she was running as she spoke.
The phone went dead.
Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years, she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne writes romantic suspense, paranormal, mystery-thriller, supernatural suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.
Joanne is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD), Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime (SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.
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