FBI Agent Laurel Evertson's investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she's vowed to forget Wilmington--and what she sacrificed to put him away--he is now her best lead. Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer's next targets, and he'll do anything to protect his family--even force inter-agency cooperation. But he's quickly drawn to Laurel's empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon. As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington's claims of redemption, or if he's leading them straight into a double cross.
Published March 20th 2015
by Tyndale House Publishers
Here is DiAnn telling us about the storyline for Double Cross:
This is the second installment in the FBI:Huston series. This story revolves around Special Agent Laurel Everston and Huston Police Officer Daniel Hilton.
5 years ago Laurel was on an undercover assignment that put Morton Wilmington away and since then she has been working white collar crimes. Laurel has a soft spot when it comes to the elderly. She comes upon some reports from 8 year ago about counterfeit prescription drugs taking place in Florida, Georgia and Texas, then 6 years ago about funeral plans, 4 years ago about wheelchairs and remodeling projects, 2 years ago luxurious condos for retirement. The common denominator was the elderly.
Daniel Hilton is a Huston Police Officer who is doing the best he can right now trying to manage the care of his grandparents and working his job. When he stumbles up an email about a life insurance policy he becomes concerned they have been taken by a scam. His grandfather is in the early stages of Alzheimer and he's unsure if anyone will take their complaint seriously.
Special Agent Everston finds validity in their complaint and upon further investigation it's revealed that the one person who might have a lead is none other than Morton Wilmington.
The plot is something that could be ripped from media headlines. The plot is engaging and flows effortlessly. This is a story where characters find things more complicated than they ever imagined. The plot broaches tough issues and resolves those issues realistically. The characters are strong and well developed. This is the second book in a series but I feel it's definitely a stand alone story.
This is a book I would recommend to anyone.
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I always dreamed of becoming a writer, but I didn’t have the courage to take the first step. I wrote poetry and stories and even books, but as soon as they were completed, I tossed them into the trash. Looking back, I think some of those early efforts weren’t so bad and maybe I should have kept them. So if I can encourage you in whatever life holds for you, don’t give up on your dreams.
We are all driven by specific callings and goals. I call these passions. Obviously one of mine is communicating through the written word. This challenges me from day to day. I also believe in mentoring serious new writers.
As you consider your personal aspirations, expand your horizons to include the opportunities around you. We’ve all been given gifts and talents to further the kingdom of God. Don’t let them go to waste. Develop your skills and reach out to grasp that which God has purposed for you.
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The third book in the FBI:Huston series
Published October 1st 2015
by Tyndale House Publishers