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TEXAS RANGERS: BROTHERS of COMPANY B
This four-book mini-series features how the Texas Rangers work with local authorities on special cases. Company B is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and Northeast Texas, featuring the towns of Dallas, Fort Worth, Liberty Hill, and Austin.
JACK, book 1
Jack MacKinnon, Jr. didn’t expect to retrieve a fugitive in the middle of his vacation. Thinking he was doing a favor for his Company, he gave his word that he’d escort Megan Harper to Austin where another ranger could escort her to Dallas. Then his best friend claims she’s being framed and will be killed if placed in jail. He wants Jack to hide her on his ranch. Jack can’t afford trouble during homecoming week while he fills in for his dad, a newly-elected state senator. With no desire to fill his father’s shoes as mayor, he’s anxious to get back to Company B. Keeping his dad appeased and a determined, capable woman secluded from the person trying to kill her might just be the hardest thing this ranger has ever done.
Accused of murder, Megan wants to find out who’s framing her. That’s what she does as an investigative analyst. Should she ignore the ranger who’s putting his life and career on the line? Or play it safe and hide with his family? Her question is soon answered when trouble arrives in the form of a hit man. Jack has to find a way to keep Megan alive before her self-sufficient attitude gets them both killed.
SLATE, book 2
After going against orders regarding the Harper case (JACK, Book 1), Slate Thompson is lucky to have a job. And everyone in Company B knows it. He still has a position only because his instincts were correct. It doesn’t make things easier when his assigned desk duty brings up questions about a closed case about to go to trial. Slate’s gut tells him to go against orders and fly solo to find the evidence he needs before presenting his concerns to his superiors. How could research get him into more trouble?
Vivian Watts has been desperate for a year. Her brother is being tried for murder and no one will help them. Vivian and her brother are the only ones who believe he is innocent. A good investigator might obtain the proof, but she had no money to hire one after giving up everything to be near her brother. Then Ranger Slate Thompson knocked on her door with a question setting them on the path of the real killer. A killer who didn’t want to be found and was willing to kill again.
Helping clear Vivian’s brother will put his career at risk. But Slate didn’t become a Texas Ranger for job security…he wants to do the right thing. Keeping Vivian alive and obtaining justice for an innocent man is definitely the right thing to do…no matter what the cost.
HEATH, book 3
A team of hackers calling themselves the Public Exposure are operating under the guise of helping the common man. They’ve actually been stealing residents’ identities through a device they claim is monitoring social media interaction. Stretched to their limit as crime rises in the DFW Metroplex, the Texas Rangers, send the best available team from Company B. Heath Murray and his partner have been burned by misleading headlines. They are experienced with computers but would rather track this group with good-old-fashioned detective work.
Single mom and officer Violet Carter has been part of a task force that has been one step behind the hackers for six long weeks. She’d personally requested the Rangers’ best computer expert. She expected a geeky computer nerd, not a better-than-good-looking cowboy. She was willing to remain professional until he acted like he had a social media phobia. Law enforcement was in her blood and Violet would do what was required to catch these thieves. She was determined to make a good home for her young daughter.
When the gang adds the threat of a city-wide shutdown to divert officers from their electronic targets, Violet and Heath risk everything to take the fugitives into custody. Then the unthinkable happens…Public Exposure kidnaps her daughter. The couple’s focus changes. Only one thing matters now…bringing the child safely home.
WADE, book 4
Sexy Texas Ranger Wade Hamilton was the upside of returning to Dallas for Marnie Rutland. He was the only man who had ever managed to sweep her off her feet–literally–in order to save her life. Wade’s superiors insist he babysit Marnie since they worked together before. The Federal investigator had been close to obtaining the hacker duo, Public Exposure, before the Rangers made the arrest.
Now Marnie’s back to convince the two criminals to disclose specifics about their hacking program which is still missing. Homeland Security is afraid Dallas was just the testing ground for a hack that could shut down major cities. They’re making headway with the hackers, waiting for them to be arraigned when a gunman bursts into the courtroom and kills both men. Before one dies, he shares information that confirms Marnie’s belief that a third man was running the show.
The man who orchestrated practically flawless strikes on multiple company’s information and the city of Dallas is now their target. But discovering his identity without the program is useless. Will the man lead them to the program or will the program lead them to the man? Wade and Marnie are at odds about how to proceed. Her job is to recover the program while his is to prevent the threatened strike to DFW International Airport. They must work together as the danger escalates and their attraction intensifies.