Genre: Romantic Thriller.
A morning jog sends Amelia running for her life. Veterinarian Amelia Chapman loved the life she made in Austin. She had a stable career, a new car, her own home, and wonderful, supportive friends. Until a case of “wrong time, wrong place” lands her in the witness protection program. The Nuevo León Cartel is responsible for the majority of kidnappings and executions in the Texas border town of Laredo. When they assassinate a Texas Senator in the state capital of Austin, they’re quickly apprehended and convicted with the help of sole witness, Amelia Chapman. Three years later, Amelia has a new identity, new job, and a new life when the death of a co-worker brings Nuevo León back into her world. With the help of a U.S. Marshal, a billionaire philanthropist, and a pale woman with a shady background, Amelia must face one of Mexico’s top assassins.
From the Book
His grin reminded her of a little boy at Christmas. “It’s a date then. Well, I don’t mean a date-date, but a date as in a scheduled event, unless you want it to be a date-date in which case, I should probably have given you more notice but you were already here so it seemed to be the thing to do at the time but you shouldn’t feel pressured or obligated to concede to a date-date unless of course… You want to.”
Darren Alexander currently lives in Central Florida, but grew up at the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. He continued his education a few years after high school studying Cultural Anthropology and eventually Software Engineering. However, love of the outdoors pushed him into many years spent in landscaping, where a creative side bloomed. Being near the mountains and living in a state that, at the time, was the micro-brew capital of the country, he developed a fondness for mountain biking and craft beer. Now, the biking takes place on more level terrain and beaches. But, the craft beer selection is rapidly growing. A slow reader, but lover of books, he eventually discovered audio books. He began listening at work and was “reading” between 150 and 170 books a year. The stumble into writing came one morning when he woke with a story in his head, mostly complete, beginning to end. Over a few days, the story become more and more clear and the only way to get it out of his head was to write it. That story is now his first book, Secret Rescue.