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. The discovery will certainly prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.
Tino Costantine is in Mexico City, too. 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’s challenged by the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
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Tino’s senses shot electricity through his body. He wasn’t alone. Rather than let on he knew someone watched him, he snorted and stretched, slipping his hand under his pillow to grasp his Glock.
He rolled to his feet and placed the muzzle of his weapon against Cezar’s chest.
“You are sleeping late, amigo,” Cezar said, pushing the weapon to the side.
“Yesterday was busy.” Tino grabbed his pants and pulled them on, keeping an eye on Cezar.
“No, you were out late last night. Diego saw you coming back at four.” Cezar grabbed the straight back chair, spun it around, and sat, straddling the seat, his arms crossed over the back. He settled his chin on his arms and peered at Tino. “Diego said you looked like a content man.” He wiggled a finger. “You know Jefe does not like us consorting with women. It is too easy to talk big and spill important information.”
Tino’s heart hammered in his chest. To deny he was with a woman would look suspicious but there was no way he wanted them to find out about Isabella.
“Sí, I was tense from all that went down yesterday and the best relaxation is…” He winked. “I picked up a hot mamácita at a cantina and we had some fun.” Tino leaned closer. “If you want to go with me another time, she has a friend.”
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 thirteen books and a short story published, she is venturing into the new world of self-publishing ebooks. Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance, Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest, and Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
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