A Christian-based Mystery Novel
“An extraordinary adventure unlike any other told that makes you wonder what choices you would make.” -Elizabeth B.
“I, Reagan Sinclair, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely; without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” One moment is all it takes to get caught in a web of conspiracy and betrayal. A mesmerizing story about divided loyalties, harsh reality, unlikely friendship, fierce competition and deadly alliances that will keep you guessing and wanting more.
Give us the one to two sentence tagline for your book.
To be part of the brave men and women who walk daily into danger is an honor – to succeed at every mission is impossible.
What surprised you the most while writing this book?
How easily the ideas came.
Why did you pick the setting you used for your book?
It was logical, along with being exotic and dangerous.
What is the sexiest trait of your hero?
She doesn’t know how desirable she really is.
What is your favorite scene/moment in your book?
When my hero makes a decision that she knows will negatively affect the rest of her life but does it anyway.
What scene did you have to cut but wish could have been included?
Didn’t cut any but had to modify a great many.
Tropes get a bad name, but they’re often the biggest draw for readers. What tropes do you love to write and read?
Anything that makes me think because answers are not always obvious.
What are your favorite genres/sub-genres to write in? Are there any you love to read but cannot write in?
Romance, adventure, mystery and family life
Which do you love to write best: dialogue, setting, action, love scenes, or other?
Action and dialogue
Which do you hate to write: dialogue, setting, action, love scenes, or other?
Love scenes. I want them to be tender and romantic. Today, most everything seems to be graphic.
Excerpt from Final Allegiance
I clutched the bag that held the personal papers I’d been given close to me as Jorge Santos walked around the front of the jeep, and then climbed in beside me and started the engine. The noise reminded me of the backfiring of a motorcycle, and I inadvertently jumped.
He smiled but didn’t look at me.
“I trust you had a good flight. Señor Mendoza is anxious for you to arrive to teach his children.”
“Is it a long drive?” I asked while my heart beat more rapidly than it ever had before. It seemed like a safe question, and I didn’t want him to think of me as being totally helpless, even if I was supposed to be unassuming and shy.
“Oh, Miss Tremaine, it will be several hours before we get there. I will take you to a private airstrip about two hours outside of the city. The hacienda is far up in the mountains. There will be a short plane ride and then another hour over some of the worst roads in all of Colombia. But you do not need to worry. You will be perfectly safe with me.”
His words were almost laughable. He was one of Mendoza’s men, and as such, I didn’t feel perfectly safe at all. Trusting him with anything other than a little polite conversation was a mistake I couldn’t afford to make.
JS Ririe is the pen name for Jan Hill who spent her youth in the country where she learned to appreciate solitude, making her own fun, and reading romance novels from some of the masters like the Bronte sisters, Louisa May Alcott, Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. She penned her first novel as a teenager but never pursued what is now her greatest passion until becoming the lead witness in a federal case brought against the school district where she taught broadcasting and journalism. Reagan’s story is her second series after writing Indecision’s Flame and its sequels as she waited two years to testify. She lives in Utah and has two children and two living grandchildren who bring meaning and joy to her life.