Title: The List––Alyssa’s Revenge
Author: Casi McLean
Genre: Military Fantasy, Ghost Suspense, Psychic Thrillers, NCIS, Woman Sleuth
USA Today Bestselling Author, Casi McLean's new Deep State Mystery, The List––Alyssa’s Revenge, is a fast paced, cross-genre novel that combines supernatural, romantic suspense, and an NCIS mystery into a stunning thriller. Evil oozes from the pages as she takes us on an incredible journey through the underbelly of society.
When her fiancé is injured in Afghanistan, Harper Drake immerses herself in her military career. Now, as NCIS Director, she heads a secret faction, fighting corruption and terrorism—until she’s abducted by a trafficking cartel.
Wyatt Rose can’t overcome his loss—especially after his sister’s murder. When the New Patriots recruit him, he finds a traumatized girl that spirals him down a rabbit hole of conspiracy, drug smugglers, and slavery.
Obsessed with revenge, can a ghost save Wyatt and Harper before her rage explodes, or will she spin them all through the gates of Hell?
When Revenge Sparks Danger — Karma is Hell!
Hearing the doorlatch click closed, Hanna slid the handcuffs off her thin wrists, stood, then tiptoed across the cold, cement floor. She peered through the cracked window and saw him drive away.
“Is Damien gone?”
Hanna nodded then turned toward the voice.
“It’s dark so make sure he’s not testing us again.” The young girl, still shackled to a plumbing pipe under the sink, trembled. She drew her knees to her chest then wrapped her free arm around them.
Hanna wiped a tear from her cheek, scooted across the concrete floor then knelt beside her. Yanking at the child’s handcuffs, she whispered, “I don’t want to leave you here.”
Sarah forced a haggard smile. No longer did her eyes sparkle with the innocence of a thirteen-year-old child. Like windows into her shattered soul, her gaze seemed cold and hollow.
Hanna’s heart broke every time she thought of the abuse Sarah had already survived.
When her family moved to El Paso, Texas, Sarah’s shy nature left her feeling like an outsider. Her super social parents never understood why Sarah had difficulty making friends. “It’s easy, Sarah. Just put yourself out there. Talk to people,” her mother advised. But Sarah didn’t know what to say…until Dylan caught up to her walking home one afternoon. An older boy paying attention to Sarah delighted her. Finally, someone noticed her, talked to and made her feel normal. Thrilled at the changes they saw in their daughter, her parents encouraged the friendship.
Every weekday before school, Dylan met her at the street corner and walked her to class and each afternoon he’d escort her home. Over the next few months, he charmed her, gave her thoughtful gifts, told her how beautiful she was––and said he loved her. On her birthday, he invited her to a concert at The Plaza Theater. Sarah was over the moon…but her parents weren’t.
The extravagant venue made them suspicious of Dylan’s intentions. After a shower of questions turned into a huge fight––resulting in a month’s restriction and forbidding her from seeing Dylan––Sarah texted him, snuck out that night––and her life spun into Hell. Dylan delivered her to Diablo. Betrayed and terrified, she watched as the slave-trader dealt him $1,000 cash.
Smiling, Dylan winked. “Thanks, kiddo.” Then he turned and strolled away, counting his stash.
Though Diablo held her captive for a week as they drove to Atlanta, he didn’t harm her. She ate well, received nice clothes, and he never laid a hand on her.
“A lot of big-spenders will come for the Super Bowl. A blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty like you will easily bring in $400 or more for a half hours work.” He rubbed his hands together. “And a hefty profit for me.” He chuckled.
Hanna had heard a similar hype from Damien, but her abduction wasn’t quite as elaborately calculated. Known as Atlanta’s premier shopping mall, Phipps Plaza drew high-end customers, so Hanna’s parents never dreamed danger lurked in their own neighborhood. Hanna, along with Abby and Rachel, her two besties, simply went to the movies on a Saturday afternoon like typical fourteen-year-old teenagers. Afterward, the girls strolled around the mall. They had just left Nordstrom’s when Hanna needed to use the bathroom.
“I’m good.” Abby turned to Rachel. “I’ll just wander through the jewelry store if you want to go with.”
“Ohhh, I love that store. You go ahead, Hanna. We’ll hang here until you get back.”
“I’ll be quick.” Hanna rushed past two men’s shops then turned left down a short hallway to the ladies’ room. Who would have thought that single decision would change her life forever?
At first glance, the bathroom appeared empty. She never saw the man hiding in the stall. Once she finished her business, she placed her purse on the counter and washed her hands then turned to grab a paper towel. A heartbeat later, a hand slid around her waist and another cupped over her mouth and nose with a cloth that smelled like the worms in her biology class. She squirmed, kicked, and tried to bite him until everything went black.
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USA Today & Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul, crossing genres from ethereal captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, ghostly encounters, mystical plots, heart-pounding thrillers, and sensual romantic suspense--all dusted with a sprinkle of magic. Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can't put down. Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious, hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires, then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. With suspenseful settings and lovable characters you'll devour, you'll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You'll swear time travel could happen, be mystified by other worldly images, and feel the heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you'll want more. Newest on the horizon, A Switch In Time, is a time travel stunner where Casi teams up with her mother's never published manuscript in a unique novel that spans sixty-years in the making--creating a story ripped from today's headlines. Twins unite when a cutting-edged medical mystery merges with high-tech crime solving, creating a pulse-pounding thriller in Virtually Timeless. Casi's Deep State Mysteries series enters the realm of political thrillers, combined with NCIS Military and a hellastrong ghost you'll root for in Reign Of Fire, and The List--Alyssa's Revenge. Her newest work in progress completes the three-book series and is scheduled for release Spring 2021.
Watch the trailers on this page or on her YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/Casi_YouTube Casi's signature series, Lake Lanier Mysteries, features a unique spin on romantic suspense time travel. Inspired by freak accidents, strange phenomena, and eerie lore attached to Atlanta's man-made Lake Sidney Lanier, Casi weaves together page-turning suspense and star-crossed lovers in this three-book series. Toss in an almost believable time portal and Lake Lanier Mysteries will draw you in and hold you spellbound. What if the excavation created more than a lake? What if explosions triggered a seismic shift, creating a portal that connected past to future? Lake Lanier Mysteries Book #1 A RONE AWARD Finalist, Beneath The Lake Won 2019 PRG Reader's Choice Awards for Best Time Travel 2016 Best Romantic Suspense 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Watch the trailer on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvf0IC4ndBw Beyond The Mist, book #2 in Casi's romantic time slip treasure chest, is a stunning tribute to the victims and first responders of the 911 World Trade Center terrorist attack. Here is the trailer link: https://youtu.be/Bj6ySTh_7xI Between The Shadows brings the saga full circle with an amazing time slip to 1865 and a search for the Confederate gold. Don't miss this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voa2qbtqATY Find your Destiny in Casi's Destiny Collection--five short stories with twists you'll never see coming. myBook.to/DestinySeries Uniquely qualified to write self-help and inspiration, Casi tops the scale with her powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, sharing an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, displaying her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Find out for yourself why readers love to Discover The Magic Of Casi McLean's Books.
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