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Four days to go until the release of House Hunt, the third book in the Power of Zero series, on March 30th, and I’m having fun with the blog tour…
When book #1, Job Hunt, came out last year, I had this notion that – over time – release day jitters would get better until a release day was just like any other day on the calendar. Just with cake. Third time around and I can own how deluded a notion that was.
About as deluded as Gareth’s idea that Jack’s way of bringing an annoying boss in line would make sense to him.
“I’m surprised you stuck it out with that lot as long as you did,” Gareth said, fizz and sunshine and excellent oysters momentarily forgotten.
Jack fished a scallop out of its creamy grave and devoured it with relish, mopping up the Mornay sauce with a chunk of crusty french bread. “It’s not wise to get on the wrong side of a hacker,” he said eventually, “once he’d learned that, Gatting was okay.”
Gareth refilled his champagne glass and watched Jack from the corner of his eye. “So what did you do to keep the man in line?”
Jack considered him for a moment, green eyes narrowed and teeth digging into his lower lip while he thought. “I tripled his mortgage.”
Jack Horwood hates owing favors. But when a simple day out to treat Gareth to the best oysters in England leads to a discovery of drugs and counterfeit money—things that neither Jack nor Gareth have the jurisdiction to handle—he has to call in help. Help that doesn’t come cheap, and that forces him to do something he promised himself he’d never do again—walk away from Gareth and the family he’s starting to make for himself.
Three months undercover is a long time. After missing Gareth’s birthday, Jack is determined not to miss their first anniversary. But coming home and being home are two very different things. And when he is asked to assist with a corporate espionage investigation, Jack can’t say no, despite knowing it will impact his already straining relationship.
Except, of course, he’s walking into a trap….