Below is an interview with author Nike N. Chillemi about her recently released book, COURTING DANGER. Filled with faith, lively description, fascinating characters, and enough surprise to thrill this mystery lover, I highly recommend this story.
Q: Is this book part of a series, tell us a little about that? How did you come to write a series?
A: There is the Authorized Operations series which has a national security twist to it. Authorized Operations is a clandestine organization. Its operatives are former US special ops soldiers, now in civilian life, who leave that life to go on secret missions. The Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels/Dawson Hughes trilogy is part of that series. Courting Danger is the first of the Katerina "Kat" Andruko/Dimitri Garmonin novels and is also part of the larger, overarching series. I came to write this series because I fell in love with the characters and decided to use the main characters from one novel as secondary characters in the next one.
Q: What genre are your books? What draws you to this genre?
A: I write detective novels/murder mysteries. That's also what I read. I've always loved trying to solve the puzzle of the mystery. I like to see if I can figure out who the killer is before the end of the story. Of course it's best if I can't and the author surprises me.
Newly installed Pelican Beach, Florida detective Katerina "Kat" Andruko fears the prime suspect will get off in the murder of a teen with the help of the department's forensics psychologist, a man she's just started to trust.
This case has national security implications that give former US Army Ranger, Dr. Dimitri Garmonin a chance to work with the FBI. The case could give him the chance to obtain the funds needed to expand his small Behavior Analysis Unit. He's unmoved by the chic FBI agent sent to assist but is intrigued by Kat with whom he shares a Slavic heritage.
Kat and her partner detain two wrong suspects, giving the department negative press. The predator turns his anger on Kat, targeting her. Can Dimitri use his profiler skills to catch this killer before he hurts the woman Dimitri is growing to love?
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