Some yesterdays can kill your tomorrow….
She’s a millennial, living a quiet, unassuming life in small town, Idaho. As far as the government knows, she owns nothing. The house is not hers. It belongs to the government. The name on her driver’s license barely registers when a customer calls her. And why should it? It’s not hers either. Most days she feels dead—inside and out.
Then a new neighbor moves into the house next door. He looks as if he carries the whole world on his shoulders and seldom lifts his head. His boring gray sedan sits in the driveway. His windows are heavily shuttered. There are no deliveries to his house. At least none that she’d seen. Then again, she’s long lost her perspective on what is normal, what is ordinary and what is dangerous. Still, being reclusive shouldn’t mean he’s a serial killer. She decides to be neighborly and invites him over. And suddenly, she’s staring at her living room wall, freshly ripped with bullets. And just like that, the past she thought dead-and-buried, comes looking for her. It reaches after her with claws that mean to rip and shred, whatever life she’s managed to patch together.
To run means to be hunted again. To stay…is not an option.
She could lose her heart, mind, life—or all three.
Murders and disappearances. Spicy rumors and family secrets. A childhood crush turned ladies’ man.
This could not end well.
What really brought Emma Dill back to Troy? The need to remember—or to forget? The desire to solve a ruthless murder—or to move on? The hope for a blossoming new romance—or an old flame that just won’t die?
The murderer is a sociopath: a savage hiding in plain sight.
The victim is her mother: a former stripper, a hot-headed, cold-blooded enigma.
She is a twenty-two-year-old orphan: a spunky poodlehead, a spitfire in the guise of a songbird.
Her partner in crime is her old heartache: an irresistible freewheeler, a shameless tease…and a delicious, impertinent kiss.
Charged with fast-paced suspense and slow-burn romance, BACK TO TROY kicks off the series with two hundred pages of heat, adrenaline, and humor.
Buy your copy today and settle in for a ride. Welcome to Troy.
Meet Maki Matsui
Born and raised in Japan, Maki Matsui has been a lifelong reader and writer, first in Japanese and then in English. Besides being the author of two books—Back to Troy (2020) and Daisy Fields (2020)—she is also a classical singer. She makes her home in the hills of Western Massachusetts and is currently working on her third title.
K9 Handler Joe Griffin, was at Ground Zero the day the Towers fell. Even after nearly twenty years, that day still haunts him. He might have left the NYPD far behind when he took a position as an instructor and team member for Disaster City Search and Rescue Academy, but five more years of intense search and rescue has left him feeling like he needs a change. So when he meets a rescue agent from the Wild Animal Protection Agency, he decides the offered position to help rescue wild horses in the remote parts of America is exactly what he and his K9 partner, Legend, need.
Being the only female veterinarian for the western branch of the Wild Animal Protection Agency, Dana Huxley is used to being hit on by the single agents that float through her hospital. That’s why when Joe Griffin blows into her life without a single wink or forward comment, she’s suddenly intrigued by the veteran search and rescue officer. As they work together to save a pack of hunted wild horses, romantic feelings form between the two workaholics.
Can Joe make room in his bachelor life for a kind woman? Can Dana mend the heart of a war-torn rescue agent? And will they be able to rescue the pack of horses before it’s too late?
He’ll get her home safe…or he’ll die trying…
Honey Honig is used to infiltrating the most dangerous places on Earth and thwarting kidnappers. But he never expected to end up in Tanzania, at the wrong end of a hostage situation with the most intriguing doctor he’s ever met. Now, he’ll do anything to get them out of the deadly web they’ve landed in—and keep the woman of his dreams safe. Should be easy for an ex-Delta Force operator, right? He wishes…
No one kidnaps animal migration specialists. Or so Meg Finley thought—until she found herself in the clutches of terrorists, that is. She needs to keep her wits about her now more than ever. She can’t let herself be distracted by an untimely attraction to her ridiculously appealing protector. But…she is…
It will take all of Meg and Honey’s combined strength, knowledge, and skill to survive. But when all is said and done, will it be enough to get them to happily ever after?
Deadlock is an intense, action adventure military romance suspense thriller filled with spies, conspiracies, and international terror.
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