Can two former lovers set aside their differences and work together to bring a criminal to justice?
Five years ago, Sami Parker's life was changed forever when she was injured in a bombing incident which left another young woman dead—a woman who happened to be the fiancée of Sheriff Makeeta Robertson, Sami's former lover. Initially, Sami was a suspect in the crime, but the sheriff was forced to release her due to a lack of evidence. The town, convinced that she got away with murder, turned against her.
At last an arrest has been made and the sheriff needs Sami's help to get a conviction, but can she trust him? Although wary and cautious, she wants to see this man brought to justice and wants to clear her own name once and for all. But the awakening feelings she has for Makeeta bring yet another problem. Then there's the secret she's kept for the last five years—one she may not be able to keep any longer, and one that may change the outcome of the trial.
Please introduce yourself for those who haven’t met you in your author’s other books.
Sami Parker, I’m a best selling author.
Makeeta Robertson, I’m the Sheriff of Big Horn County
Tell us about your family.
Sami: My grandmother is dead, and I don’t know where my mother is or who my father is. I was taken in by Stephanie Powers and I stayed with her until she died.
Makeeta: I was born and raised by good parents. We lived on the reservation and life there was not easy.
How did your upbringing influence who you are today?
Sami: Stephanie taught me a lot. Not selling my body for money, helping other people, work ethics, and dignity when facing death. I got through the past five years because of the strength she instilled in me.
Makeeta: Although my parents lived on the reservation and after many years, have become successful living there, I did not want to live on the reservation or raise a family there. So I followed my grandfather’s steps, and left the reservation and joined first joined the military, then I worked for the Sheriff department. My parents wanted me to marry within the tribe, and if the bombing hadn’t happened, I would have done so. But after everything happened, I decided that I would live my life as I chose and not be influence by others.
What was your first thought when you met the hero/heroine?
Sami: We met at the hospital where I worked. He was collecting records for an investigation he was working on. I was immediately attracted to him.
Makeeta: Sami was this perky young woman who bent over backwards to help me get information that I was looking for when I was conducting an investigation. After I concluded my investigation, I had to ask her out. I was smitten.
Why did you choose your occupation?
Sami: I was chased out of Milne City because everyone thought I had something to do with the bombing at the pharmacy. So I took classes and became a mystery writer. I love to write, and during the preceding five years, I would escape from my lonely life into the life of my character.
Makeeta: I was in the military and when I came out, I decided to go into law enforcement. Later I ran for Sheriff and won.
What is the biggest hurdle you had to overcome?
Sami: Coming face to face with Makeeta again, and facing the town people, to testify against the person responsible for the bombing incident.
Makeeta: Accepting the fact that I needed to do what I wanted to do, not what others wanted me to do. Sami and I both paid a heavy price for the choices I made.
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