FBI Agent Dawna Shepherd is hunting a renegade NSA contractor who blew the whistle on US cyber surveillance of European leaders and was charged with espionage. Now, he’s emerged from his Russian sanctuary to testify at a European Justice Court meeting secretly in Poland. Dawna and her team manage to snatch her target and make a courageous dash through a December blizzard, but a ruthless pursuer is closing in. His goal: kill them all.
“Blown” was first published last January in the Kobo Special Edition of Pulse Pounders Fiction River anthology magazine. Editor and best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson called the story an “entertaining spy caper . . . very real and exciting”. You can buy “Blown: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story” from these ebook vendors:
An ebook edition of my latest Dawna Shepherd short story is on the way!
Drones appear in the first line of “Blown”, a short mystery story published in Fiction River earlier this year:
“Monday night at eight-fifty-five, Polish time, a covey of midget helicopters burst through the half-open clerestory windows in the banquet hall. FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd kicked into arrest mode.”
I thought that was good enough reason to post this terrific photo of the Janester, owned by long-time friend Bill and photographed from his buddy George’s quad-copter flying close by. In July, I’ll release an ebook edition of “Blown: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story”.
Crime fiction reviewer Stephen Campbell invited me to tell him about my second Nora Dockson legal thriller, Right the Wrong. We talked about why I was drawn to the character of a convicted felon who becomes an appeals attorney. I wanted to understand how that troubled history equips her to battle with unusual effectiveness for her down-and-out clients. I explained that in telling her story, I discovered that I’m also writing from my heart. You can hear a podcast of the interview starting May 18, 2015, at CrimeFiction.FM Also available for download from iTunes podcasts