Roll out the Red Carpet!

Roll out the Red Carpet
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Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy book…

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This is from my new W.I.P. – book 5 of the C&M Security series, and completely unedited – please excuse any errors:

A knock on his office door had his head jolting up. Calling out for whoever it was to come in Zachary ensured nothing of his current project was visible.

“Hey, sorry to bother you,” Hank Rogers said as he came into his office. “But I know you wanted this as soon as I got it.”

Ah, right, his side project. Sitting up Zach leaned forward in his seat while Hank took one of his guest chairs. “So, what did you find?”

Hank looked extremely uncomfortable as he passed over the USB. “Don’t look at any of this on the work computers. When I got close, and started to realize what I was seeing, I moved over to my laptop. When I was done I erased everything, every last scrap, and crumb. Do the same, Zachary. This shit could get people killed, and I’d rather not have that happen to you, me, or to her.”

Her. The woman that had burrowed into his every thought, fantasy, and even into his dreams each night. Chandra Devons. Alluring, mysterious, and a contradiction of details. She was his latest focus, mainly because while they’d talked a lot, it was never about anything important. She’d given him enough about her past that he felt she was sharing, but never too much. Any time he’d tried to find out about her time before C&M she’d deftly, and too easily deflected the conversation a different direction.

Which had raised an internal alarm for him. And promptly led him to try and figure out who she was. Which in turn had run him into a gigantic, impenetrable road block. That was where Hank came into the picture. Hank was a former hacker, hired on by the FBI to keep other hackers out, and to do the things most of the agents couldn’t even dream of. Sifting through thousands of pieces of information to find one little lead.

Hank was very good at his job, unless he went up against another C&M employee. But that was an entirely different story, and one that Zach actually found pretty amusing.

“What’s on here?” he asked, lifting his violet gaze to meet Hank’s nearly black one.

“All I can tell you here, is it’s secrets buried under secrets, wrapped up in a mess of international proportions.”

Damn, not what Zach needed to hear to get his curiosity to lay off. All it did was make him want to bolt out of the building, race home, and use his personal laptop to find out what Hank had found.

“Sorry, I know it’s not what you wanted to hear. But let me tell you this,” Hank said as he stood and moved to the door. “When you are done, destroy it all. Leave nothing behind, and burn that fucking USB key. It’s beyond classified. So when you open the files, make sure you are not connected to the Internet. If this gets out, we’re all dead.”

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Question:  What happens next in the above scene?

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24 comments on “Roll out the Red Carpet!

  1. Zach either waits and confronts Chandra or they get caught talking about this and he ends up finding out the hard way. The last possibilty is he goes home opens the information and ends up acting different enough she know he knows and loses her trust.

  2. Neringa says:

    Zach finds out in USB key that Chandra is a witness in government case. In which a lot of government officers in high positions are involved. And there is who wants her to be “take cared of”. So now she is in hiding and dont know who to trust.
    neringiukasss@gmail.com

  3. haley miller says:

    I think Zach goes home looks at the USB and discovers that Chandra has been undercover for a long time trying to take down a huge drug lord. As he erases everything he gets a call from Chandra asking for help, but before he can respond the phone goes dead and now she is missing. Zach must use everything he was taught to get her back safely.
    thanks for sharing looking to be a great story looking forward to seeing what really does happen next. haleymiller354@yahoo.com

  4. bn100 says:

    the files get opened and it gets out there

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. JeanMP says:

    Before he gets a chance to destroy the USB drive, it gets stolen and everyone is in danger.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  6. Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages says:

    The USB isn’t successfully destroyed OR there’s a backup copy somewhere somehow. Then all hell breaks loose whenever it becomes public. prettylittlepages[at]gmail[dot]com

  7. angieia says:

    Zach finishes what he needs to get done and hurries homes.
    angiek@cfu.net

  8. Zack wait until he talks to Chandra again and see if she give up any more information about herself and when she doesn’t he looks at the USB and forgets to disconnect to the internet and whoever she’s running from get her location and goes after her and the team. Must definitely check this series out. lavidabrisco(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. JanD says:

    Someone already knows Hank snooped around and is on the move.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  10. BookAttict says:

    Well, whatever’s on the USB drive “gets out”…..I’m going to say because a security protocol was triggered when anyone accesses those particular files or search parameters….someone’s going to try to kill them all….and Zach’s gonna protect Chandra….(although I think it would be pretty awesome if Chandra was an ass-kicking operative and saved Zach’s life).

    Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
    Elizabeth
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  11. Awesome take on it all! And something most wouldn’t even think about either, Shadow.

  12. All right everyone. The Hop is complete. I will pick winners tomorrow when I get back. But winners won’t be announced until Wednesday both on my website, and on Facebook.

    Thank you to all who participated in the Hop. You are awesome, and we adore you all!

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