The first book in the Katie Maguire Novels series.
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; seeing that death, a necessary end,
will come when it will come."
~ Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2 ~
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When 23 year old Katie Maguire graduated from the Miami police academy, she was ready to begin her new career with the South Beach Police Department. That’s when Sergeant Steve Callaghan approached her for a special undercover assignment as an underage prostitute. Officer Maguire was led to believe it was an easy detail, with very little danger involved. And it was, until Murphy's Law took over, and then all hell broke loose.
Suddenly the FBI and CIA were involved, as was the mysterious Mr. Smith and his team of mercenaries. The previously routine South Beach vice investigation had now become an international incident involving hostile governments and weapons of mass destruction. Unaware of what was going on, Katie got caught in the middle of the whole mess, discovering herself being held captive aboard a luxury yacht, heading halfway around the globe. Her captor was dashing and handsome, and despite her predicament, Katie found herself falling for him.
Unfortunately, with her destiny still unfulfilled, Death finally caught up to Katie, after having followed her closely since she was a baby. Now, with a tenacious grip, it was preparing to drag her into oblivion.
Later that night, Marty called Katie at home to discuss the day's events.
"Are you sure you want to do this Katie?"
"I think so . . ."
"I'm not so sure it's such a good idea."
"Because we just graduated from the academy! We haven't even been to a roll call yet. None of the other South Beach cops know us or know what we look like. We don't even know what we're doing yet, and all of a sudden you're gonna be an undercover cop? Isn't that something you're supposed to do after you've been on the department for awhile?"
"Steve said they do it all the time. They like to use rookies for undercover details because no one has seen them before. That way, the bad guys won't know they're cops."
"But what if something happens and you have to figure out what to do on your own? The academy training isn't the same as what happens on the street. Remember how many instructors in the academy told us that? Like, every single one!"
"Oh Marty, you worry too much, I'll be just fine. There's gonna be cops all over the place. And Steve will be there, he'll watch out for me."
"Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of."
"What do you mean by that?"
"Nothing . . ."
"Well, I'm gonna do it, I've already made up my mind. Besides, what could possibly go wrong . . . ?"