When an American woman falls off her horse on a spirited ride in the Scottish Highlands, her friend and riding partner shows up on Mick’s front door step begging for help. But when the woman cannot be found, it’s a race between the elements and saving the woman’s life. What Mick and Jock discover as they search for the missing woman leads them into a web of intrigue and murder that reaches from St. Petersburg, Russia to Washington, D.C.
I his latest adventure, Mick and his partner Jock find themselves at odds with two of the most powerful and adversarial governments in the world. Do they do what’s right and “bend the law”? Or do they let a victim become the target of deep plot against the United States? And when Mick’s cousin and his grandmother both get involved, he and Jock must juggle all their plans with the concern over their family’s safety.
About Mick Malone Mysteries: Mick Malone is an American cybersecurity expert who accepted a temporary internship in international cybercrime fighting with Police Scotland. There he was assigned to work with Chief Inspector Jock McDuff to solve a murder at a manor house in which his grandmother had bought a partial interest. Along with the landholding came a title, making his grandmother landed gentry. Since then, Mick and Jock have solved seven previous mysteries and now work in an exclusive private security company. Their business often takes them around the globe, solving mysteries and catching murderers. This is the eighth Mick Malone Mystery.
This one took awhile, well actually, just over a year. That's a long time between books for me. It's been a challenging year, but also one of new discoveries. In addition to writing, I launched my line of designer handbags and handbag patterns, which you can find on my Etsy shop: sewsallee.etsy.com.
When I hear people say, you should pick one thing and be really good at it, I disagree. Life is too short to be a one legged table. I think we need to cram as much into our lives as we can. And when I think I don't have time for one more thing, I cut back on my television time. Believe me, there is a ton of time there that is mostly wasted. And I am just so grateful to be healthy and able to fill my life with so much! One of the most inspirational women I ever knew of (didn't know her personally) was Tasha Tudor, a beautiful Vermont woman who built a house on the top of a hill there and gardened and painted and wrote books. She died about 10 years ago at the age of 93. One of the things she wrote was (paraphrasing here) we have a choice what we take from life, so take joy!
And speaking of doing one more thing, I also created a new website for my writing. Please take a look and let me know what you think! salleepeterson.com.
Be well and take joy!