Book three in the Jane Barnaby Adventures!
Jane Barnaby thought she’d planned the perfect Christmas vacation. She’d invited her father and his fiancé to join her in Spain at her archaeological dig. They’d see her work, meet her mentor and enjoy a few days of sunny Mediterranean beaches in the dead of winter. What could go wrong?
Her annoying brother tagging along, and then landing in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, for one thing.
To clear her brother’s name and make her vacation perfect again, all Jane has to do is chase the mystery woman who set her brother up across Europe, find her in a dangerous and unfamiliar city and deal with her accomplices. Oh, and outwit an ex-KGB agent and his personal goon squad, too.
It’s going to be an exciting and action-packed Christmas for Jane, whether she wants it or not!
Listen to a sample from the forthcoming audiobook:
Here’s an excerpt:
“A patsy,” her father said, in a lifeless voice. “My son, my brilliant son, getting his Ph.D., going to change the world someday, and some Russian whore decides to use him for a patsy. She’d better hope I don’t ever get my hands on her.”
It was the quiet, emotionless way he said it that frightened Jane. If Natasha was here, right now, in this room, her lifespan would be measured in seconds. Not that she blamed her father; she felt exactly the same.
“I don’t get it,” George said. “I mean, I get that she used me. It makes me sick just to think about it, and I could kick myself for being so stupid, but why?”
Jane knew the answer to this, too. “Because it bought her a few extra hours. All the time they were questioning you in the room, and then waiting for the police and bringing you here, that’s time they didn’t spend looking for her.”
Comprehension dawned on his face. “Oh, my God! That’s why – the woman, Mary Poppins, she wouldn’t believe me when I said I didn’t know where the rest of the jewels were. She kept saying I must have hidden them, and I needed to tell her where.”
That’s what you did with a patsy. You left them to delay the police, and then take the fall for the crime you committed. And with those extra hours, Natasha could be anywhere in Europe by now. It was only a half hour or forty minutes to the airport from here. If she’d gone straight there after she knocked George out and stolen the jewels, she could have been on a plane by one or two in the morning. You couldn’t fly from Mallorca direct to the U.S., but you could go just about anywhere in Europe. She could have flown to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, you name it. And from any of those cities, you could fly direct to America, or to Asia or maybe even Australia.
Forget Europe, the woman could be headed literally anywhere on the planet right now. How on Earth would they find her? And if they couldn’t, how could they possible clear George’s name and get him out of jail?
Her Brother’s Keeper will be released on January 31, 2017