She's tough, cynical, and out for revenge. Can she capture her prize without sacrificing her last breath?
Kauai. Angeline Porter is worn to the bone. Hiding out with only a rescue dog for company, the disbarred defense attorney knows killing two mob bosses makes resurfacing impossibly risky. But when an undercover FBI agent offers to exchange a shocking family secret for her acting as bait, the driven woman can't resist the lure.
Digging into the twisted truths her parents kept hidden, Angeline is determined to save her newly discovered relative from an unthinkable fate. And as she travels down a trail of seduction and lies, she edges even closer to the vicious organization out for her head.
Will her quest to reconnect with her bloodline shatter her world forever?
Tainted Times 2 is the tense second book in The Angeline Porter Trilogy of noir thrillers. If you like complex anti-heroes, dramatic action, and psychological rollercoasters, then you'll love Valerie J. Brooks' hunt for justice.
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About the Author
Her short stories were published in Scent of Cedars: Thirty-two Promising Writers from the Pacific Northwest and France, a Love Story: Women Write About the French Experience. She received an Elizabeth George Foundation grant and the Monticello Award for Creative Writing. As a literary activist, she served as Associate Fiction Editor at Northwest Review for four years, was a Board of Directors member of Oregon Writers Colony and Eugene Ballet, was an advisor for Artists in Schools program, and co-founded Willamette Writers Speakers Series. She's a proud member of Sisters in Crime.Valerie enjoys life in Oregon with a nearby large family and lives in the McKenzie River Valley with her husband Daniel Connors and their spirited Havanese pooch Stevie Nicks.