Tuesday’s Sampler: Saving Jamie by Carol Braswell


In our mission to connect readers, writers, and books, Caleb and Linda Pirtle has launched a new series featuring writing samples from some of the best authors in the marketplace today. Tuesday’s Sampler is an excerpt from Saving Jamie, a romantic suspense thriller by Carol Braswell.

As one reviewer said: This is an amazing book. This book catches your attention and never lets go. You never know what is going to happen next.

The Story

Her secret can get her killed!

The only thing standing between Jamie and the Cartel is FBI agent Rex Garret, but he can’t protect her when she disobeys orders. When a dead body turns up and evidence places Jamie at the scene she becomes the number one suspect. Will he have to arrest the woman he’s come to care about or will he find her dead?

Can he save her this time?

Jamie Kenner barely escapes abduction alive, but at what cost? A traumatic head injury leaves what little memory she has left almost useless. An unlikely friendship with a reclusive, but kind rancher eases her pain and frustration. Yet something isn’t right. Fear haunted her. A secret is locked inside her head, dancing just out of reach…a secret someone is willing to kill for.

The Sampler

Carol Braswell
Carol Braswell

Carlos watched his number one assassin walk away arm and arm with the youngest Garrett. AJ would be in the middle of a hornet’s nest and she could get the information he needed to retrieve his money.

He picked up his glass of scotch and water and finished the last sip in one gulp. His plane didn’t leave for another hour so there was no need for him to rush. It was a waiting game, now. AJ had done several jobs for him in the past and was reliable; he had no doubt he would get what he wanted. Her marksmanship would stand up to any other shooter in the world. She could engage the mark; either in a personal relationship or a business one. The only problem with AJ was she didn’t come cheap. This job cost him a million dollars, half payable in advance, but it would be well worth the money in the long run.

His gut tightened at the thought of how much money Martin Kenner pilfered from the drug money he laundered for the cartel over the past eight years. Martin’s ex stole three million of that money last year. Now, all that was left in the house belonged to the U.S. government, thanks to that idiot Martin sent to find his ex and retrieve the money Jamie stole. The man bungled the job and shot a state trooper in the process. He didn’t get the death penalty because the trooper lived but he wouldn’t be getting out in the next one hundred or so years.

Carlos had to pay the head of the cartel back what was lost in the raid at Martin’s house plus the extra million he had promised Marco for the extra time. Now his family was in danger. He couldn’t afford failure. But Martin Kenner would pay for his screw up, too. And Carlos knew exactly how to do it. He retrieved his cell phone and dialed the number he knew by heart.

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