New Free Online Read: Undercover Deception by Cindi Myers

In author Cindi Myers’s free online read “Undercover Deception”, FBI agent Tamara Dunn was trying to play by the rules, until sexy Scotland Yard inspector Ian Lassiter tempted her to break them. Click here to start reading this new romantic suspense free short story from Harlequin Intrigue at Harlequin.com.

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With law enforcement running through her veins, Tamara Dunn is determined to be the best FBI Special Agent possible. Too bad she has a reputation for jumping first and thinking later. So when Scotland Yard inspector Ian Lassister asks for her help tracking down a terrorist, she can’t deny him.

Convincing Tamara to break protocol is one thing. But Ian knows the risks of having her join him in this game of subterfuge would prove even more dangerous. With covers blown and bullets flying, this investigation could end careers… and the chance to explore his feelings for the beautiful agent at his side.

Excerpt:

“I have an appointment with Special Agent-in-Charge Blessing. Ian Lassiter, Scotland Yard.” The man in question, who had interrupted Tamara Dunn as she was leaving her office, offered a smile full of charm and a business card.

Not a badge or credentials, but a freaking business card, Tamara thought, as she stared at the man, who spoke with a posh British accent and wore an impeccably tailored suit that showed off broad shoulders. “Your appointment was two hours ago, Mr. Lassiter,” she said, not returning his smile. His faux James Bond act wasn’t going to sway her.

“I do apologize. Unavoidable delay.” He offered his hand. “Pleased to meet you, Ms…?”

“Special Agent Tamara Dunn.” She didn’t take the hand, but jingled her keys to let him know she had better things to do than to waste time with him.

“Does the FBI have any regular agents, or are they all special?”

She put a little more chill into her glare. “If you contact the main switchboard, they may be able to reschedule your meeting with Special Agent-in-Charge Blessing,” she said.

Lassiter glanced over her shoulder. “Is Agent Blessing in? I’m sure he’d be interested in the information I have to share with him.”

Tamara opened her mouth to say that Agent Blessing was a very busy man and couldn’t rearrange his schedule for someone who hadn’t even had the courtesy to call and reschedule, when the door to the inner office opened and Ted Blessing stuck his head out. “Better make that a double shot,” he said then shifted his gaze to Lassiter.

“Ian Lassiter.” The Brit strode forward, hand extended. “So sorry about the delay. I trust you have a few moments for me now.”

“Of course.” Blessing, a twenty-year veteran with the FBI, not known for suffering fools gladly, stepped aside and held the door open wider. At least a decade older, four inches shorter, fifty pounds heavier with skin several shades darker than Lassiter, Blessing provided a sharp contrast to the tall, slim Brit.

Lassiter started to step through the door but stopped and looked over his shoulder at Tamara. “Could you manage an extra-tall mocha for me?” he asked.

She stiffened. “What makes you think I’m going for coffee?”

“Refillable cup in your hand, the Starbucks card on your key ring and Agent Blessing’s reference to a double shot. To quote one of my more famous countrymen—elementary.”

“I’m sure Agent Dunn will be happy to add your order to ours,” Blessing said, already ushering Lassiter into his office.

“Elementary,” Tamara mimicked as she rode the elevator to lobby level. Of all the arrogant, smarmy, rude things to say.

The FBI’s offices in the Denver Federal Center were just short of exile to Siberia, as far as Tamara was concerned, but at least there was a Starbucks inside the secure area. She placed her order then moved to one side to wait. The television in the waiting area was tuned to CNN, as usual, and she focused on the story playing there. Anything to take her mind off Double Oh Seven, up in Blessing’s office.

“Authorities are still trying to determine the intentions of a man apprehended this morning on a flight traveling from Heathrow to Denver,” a stern male reporter intoned. “An inspector with Scotland Yard who was traveling on the flight recognized the man as Ibrahim Yasin, a suspected Al Qaeda operative wanted for questioning in connection with several terrorist actions in London and abroad.” Footage showed a bearded man in jeans and a hoodie being led from an airplane by two police officers. A third man followed. Tamara gasped as this third man’s face came into clearer view. Ian Lassiter, not smiling this time, looked up into the camera, and then the video shifted to a scene in a factory and a group of politicians.

 

Continue reading “Undercover Deception”, and be on the lookout for Cindi Myers’s next book from Harlequin Intrigue in June 2016, Colorado Crime Scene.

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