How could she not be terrified?
When Erika Polowski is abducted from her bed and held captive without explanation, she has one goal. Get away before they kill her.
Keith Auger’s job as an agent is to keep Erika safe—even if it means keeping her locked in an abandoned cabin in the middle of nowhere. At gunpoint.
What should be a routine “involuntary extraction” goes south when someone finds out where they’re hiding. Add to that a coworker with a chip on her shoulder and too many unexplained “accidents,” and it all adds up to one unlikely, terrifying explanation.
There’s a mole in The Agency.
He’s promised to protect her, but can Erika trust a man whose job it is to hold people against their wills? Does his deep faith make it any better or just a whole lot creepier.
And just who wants Erika dead anyway?
The Agency Files: They’ll do whatever it takes to keep their clients safe. Period.
My thoughts: This is such an interesting, different story that was fun to read! I enjoyed getting the know the characters and the unlikely situation that they find themselves in. I love how Chautona Havig writes such unusual stories (I mean this in the best way possible), giving readers something different to pick up and enjoy. I loved how the characters and the situation they find themselves in bring up some good conversations and thoughts. I like a good book that will stop and make me think, which this one was. I look forward to reading the rest of this series and seeing where it goes!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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About the Author
Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
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Isn’t That Idea a Bit Crazy and Farfetched?
Black ops teams. They’re the stuff of TV shows and movies. I have no doubt such things exist—military groups that have to exist and work outside the normal scheme of things to give those who answer to the public plausible deniability or some such thing.
Then one of those “what if?” questions hit me. They’re an occupational hazard, those “what if?” questions. They appear out of nowhere and start crazy thoughts in your head. Ones like, “What if a private company existed to do things that couldn’t be tied to the government in any way—no money exchanged?”
What if sometimes a protection company had to work outside the law in order to do the job they needed to do? What if that meant they might just have to abduct someone to save his or her life?
Those of course led to the granddaddy of all questions. What if that someone didn’t appreciate being saved?
The Agency was born and with it their motto: Whatever it takes.
That’s what they’ll do to keep their clients safe. Only the wealthy can afford their services. Some of the poorest of the poor receive them. But it always boils down to one primary goal. Protect their clients at all costs.
Even if the client doesn’t want protection.
Is the idea a bit crazy and far-fetched? Yeah… probably. But I wouldn’t be surprised to discover there are similar agencies out there, and if there are, I hope they save lives with the sort of compassion my guys have.
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