T.K. Lukas IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG

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IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG

 
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How far will she run before he finds her?

Sidney McQueen flees to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to escape the most dangerous man she's ever known - her estranged husband - a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels. When circumstances throw her into the path of Markus Yeager, he is immediately suspicious. And, when Sidney reveals she is in possession of something her soon-to-be ex is hell-bent to retrieve, Markus becomes embroiled in a world he thought he had left far behind.

A former Marine turned CIA operative, Markus has a top-secret past with the physical and emotional scars to prove it. He is drawn into Sidney's life-or-death situation, where weapons, drugs, and money are the only gods - a world where dangerous traffickers stop at nothing to get what they want. As their mutual need draws them closer, Markus and Sidney discover a deadly predator whose web of treachery leads to terrifying violence. In a frantic race against time, can they stay one step ahead, expose a dangerous cartel, and bring a murderer to justice?

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG - an explosive psychological thriller that sinks its teeth in and never lets go.

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Writing this novel, while sometimes an excruciating exercise in fortitude, was ultimately cathartic. I am closely acquainted with women who've found themselves in frighteningly similar circumstances as the heroine, Sidney. Fearing their partner's "till death do us part" vow, they've combated domestic violence, both mental and physical. These are smart women--strong women--women who got sucked into their abuser's sick world.
Though she's put through hell and her life is still in danger, my fictitious heroine flees her violent marriage. Sadly, in real life, many women haven't the means to escape. This story is not meant to be a blueprint for how every woman should handle her individual struggle. This is fiction based on fact. If you are in a domestic violence situation, please reach out for help. Though not a personal endorsement, a possible place to start might be genesisshelter.org or another such organization in your community.
Now, a word about the "hero." I use that term with immense pride and familiarity. The lead male character, Markus, is patterned after a few men I know, one quite personally. If you are acquainted with the quote attributed to George Orwell, you'll know my male lead character and understand his motives without further explanation: "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
While Markus handles his PTSD in an atypical manner, those with PTSD can surely identify with his emotions and his decision to deal with his situation in his own way. Post Traumatic Stress is a very real and very serious mental health issue. If you are suffering, please don't carry the burden alone. Again, not an endorsement, but organizations such as The Wounded Warrior Project and their Warrior Care Network may provide helpful resources.
I'm hopeful that strong, smart women and courageous, rough men who find themselves in situations similar to those of my characters will gain a sense of strength and feel a shoulder of sympathy in the words of this novel.
Always faithful,
T.K. Lukas

About the Author:

T.K. Lukas, a native Texan and an award-winning author, writes both contemporary and historical fiction. Her debut novel, Orphan Moon, is a historical fiction based in 1860's Texas and other western frontier locations. The book, published in 13 countries, has been on numerous Amazon Kindle bestseller lists. Additionally, Orphan Moon is the 2016 Readers' Favorite bronze medal winner in Western Fiction, a 2016 Kindle Book Awards semi-finalist in Literary Fiction, a Writers' League of Texas 2015 Top Five Finalist for Historical Fiction, and a 2015 medal finalist in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards. Look for the release of books two and three of the Orphan Moon Trilogy in 2017.

T.K.'s second novel, If THE DEVIL HAD A DOG, is a fast-paced, contemporary suspense thriller with a U.S. Marine turned CIA operative as the lead male character. While researching this fictional hero, an interview with a real-life retired Marine turned CIA operative led to a request from him for T.K. to write his story. A biography is in the works, and T.K.'s husband, also a retired U.S. Marine, is collaborating with her on this project to tell the world about Marco Benzini's amazing history and contribution to our nation's safety. Look for Memoir of an American Sheepdog - The Marco Benzini Story in 2017.

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