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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Snippet: Blue 52

Happy Sunday! Today's snippet comes from my latest release Blue 52. In this excerpt, my hero is taking a trip down memory lane. Remember that Hank's father was the President of the US. When you are finished here, go to for more snippets.

Other memories clamored for attention, like the time his mother fell and broke her ankle. He could still picture the fear on his father’s face. His mother had bitten her lip and hidden her face against his father’s shoulder. His dad had hugged her and looked as if he were trying to take away her pain.

When they came home from the hospital, his father had carried her upstairs and stayed with her the entire evening. Had some of his father’s aides fussed at him for missing appointments? He thought he remembered his father bellowing at them and telling them to leave him alone.

What in the name of God happened on that mountain where they died?


"First Lady Kills President Lovinggood"
December 29, 2018

Thirty years later Hank Lovinggood embarks on a quest to prove his mother's innocence and punish the killers who took his family from him.  Together Hank and lovely physicist Kathryn Sinclair confront an implacable, twisted, merciless enemy who'll do whatever it takes to hide the truth forever. 

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Sarah W said...

It's so refreshing to see a loving parental relationship in a mystery---knowing this makes their son's loss so much more heartbreaking.

FCEtier said...

You took readers behind the facade of the presidency and let us see a poignant moment that many suspect is rare. We can share the feelings of a son in pain.
You did your job.

P.T.Wyant said...

I love the tender moment in his memory, but that last sentence really nails it.

S.J. Maylee said...

A powerful man and yet he couldn't take her pain away. Intriguing. Plus you gave us that fabulous last line. Excellent.

Veronica Scott said...

This is such a complex story, so well writeen. Another terrific excerpt!

sue said...

yep last line a real hanger. We do wonder about the personal life of our leaders.

SherryGLoag said...

Well that is one H-U-G-E cliff hanger you left us with. Great writing.

Regina Kammer said...

Great snippet! Makes one want to read more.

Teresa Cypher said...

What a touching snippet. That makes the last line so incredibly powerful! Nicely done, Elaine :-)