Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.
Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.
Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?
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Aliyana nodded as she released a breath and said, “Yes, as a matter of fact they did. Hank has demanded a tour of Mercado’s empire. He said that he wants to see the way they produce cocaine from start to finish. By so doing, he could point out their faults and help them improve production. According to Ortiz, Hank had the audacity to boast about his knowledge of the latest in drug manufacturing technology as if they were a bunch of ignorant ‘campesinos.’ As you can imagine, this rankled them a bit.”
“I’m surprised they aren’t going to use this outing as an excuse to kill him,” Cornelius remarked.
Aliyana shrugged as she cast a brief glance downward. “They actually mentioned that. However, as much as Mercado would like to permanently get rid of the man, he’s going to show a bit of restraint and allow the ‘pig’ to live—for now.”
“Did they mention whether or not Mercado planned to comply with this requested tour?” asked Cornelius.
“He is going to comply, but not in the way Hank intends,” she replied. “Mercado is going to take him much farther south, to a factory and lab he no longer uses. He is sending some of his employees ahead to clean the place up and make ready for their visit. Emil wants everything to look as if the lab is in full swing.”
“So Mercado is conducting the tour personally then?” asked Wolf.
“Yes, he is. He doesn’t trust Hank. Therefore, he wants to observe his every movement, personally.”
“How long will it take them to get to this lab?”
“If it’s the one I think it is, about three, maybe four hours. Why do you ask?”
Wolf brushed a hand against his beard as he contemplated this unexpected opportunity. “How many such places could he possibly take Morris?”
“I only know of two,” she said.
“How long would it take to get to other one?”
Aliyana shook her head as she lifted a shoulder. “Oh, I don’t know—perhaps an additional half an hour or so. That’s why I think he’ll opt for the closest one.”
“Did they say when they intend to conduct this tour?”
“Day after tomorrow. Hank is supposed to arrive at dawn. If you still want to follow the man, you will get your chance then.”
“So travel time, to and from is at least six hours, maybe more,” Wolf mused aloud. “The tour itself will take some time. What would you think, another hour maybe two for him to thoroughly inspect the facilities?”
“Every bit of that and then some,” Aliyana said as she knit her brows in consternation. “Wolf, why are you asking all of these questions?”
“With Mercado out of the way, I’m thinking this might be the perfect opportunity to escort you inside the man’s office so you can raid those files on his computer.”
“But we don’t have all of the numbers to his pass code yet,” Aliyana replied. “I can’t get inside without them.”
In response to the reminder, he allowed a slight smile to emerge and for several long moments, he held her gaze without saying a word. Her confusion finally gave way to understanding. He could see it. She drew in a sharp breath as a burst of anger exploded onto her cheeks.
“You have the ability to get me inside that office anytime you want to, don’t you Captain Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness,” she spat.
Wolf folded his arms against his chest, flashed a full-fledged grin, and bounced his brows.
“I can’t believe you would withhold that information from me,” she seethed as her eyes shot lethal daggers into his person. “And you just let me keep watching that screen for hours on end when such a need didn’t exist—”
“Oh come on, Aliyana,” Wolf laughingly protested. “You surely didn’t think I’d allow you to go in there until the safest possible moment, did you?”
His humor did nothing to improve her anger. If anything, it only served to fuel it. She shook her head then and let him have it--with both barrels blazing--in Spanish, of course. And he enjoyed every minute of the delightful display.
Shadow of the Witte Wieven
Dimensions, portals and 'ghosts' Oh My! (Sorry couldn't resist ;))
This book was great fun!
There is action, suspense, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, pretty much just about anything.
At first I will admit to an eye-roll as Aliyana searched for the incriminating information against a drug lord - what, I couldn't help it, I had just burnt myself out on story lines like that. But then several pages later we have a plane crash and different dimensions and then things became just AWESOME!
Aliyana made for a brilliant heroine. She was strong and independent and was willing to do her job - even when there were others around her ready and willing to go into danger instead. She also didn't go all 'girly' when the 'hero' showed up. Her attitude and goals remained the same which was very refreshing.
And then we have Wolf our hero. His boyish, cheeky way of acting at times was very cute and endearing but also balanced with the desire to protect Aliyana and keep her from harm - there was a perfect mixture there I think.
This story doesn't mess around, it dumps you straight into the action but unlike the last book I read that did this, I did not feel cheated. Enough information was revealed as we went along to keep me interested and make me feel like I was in 'the know' and not on the outside trying to figure out just what the heck was going on.
Absolutely worth a read guys! A great page turner.
Oh and one more thing. The Bermuda Triangle. (That is all ;))
Shadow of the Witte Wieven
My Thoughts on Shadow of The Witte Wieven:
Where to start, oh where to start. Well first of all I went into this story blind as a bat. I actually thought Witte Wieven was a person, and from the title I actually thought they must be a ghost, or something. Ha! Jokes totally on me. It’s actually the name of a 17th century ship that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle along with the members of it’s crew, including the dashing and charming Captain Dirksen aka Wolf – who just happens to be quite skilled in manners of escape, evasion as well as stealing hearts.
BUT… yes big but, the story isn’t completely centered around them, no, Aliyana Rosa Montijo is our real hero heroine in this story. She was deep, deep undercover in a major drug lords’ business when she uncovered a plot to kill DEA agents, their wives, and children. She set off on her escape route when she encountered trouble that caused her to crash land her stolen plane.
Once recovered – with the help of the crew of the Wievem- she learns that the Wolf pack may have originated in our world, but due to an anomaly, they had found a way to not only cross dimensions of time but also enter into other worlds. This makes them appear ghost like and give them powers such as speed, walking through objects, and the ability to forgo food and sleep when in this dimension.
Wolf wants Aliyana to return home with him, but she fears for the DEA agents and their families. She can’t make a decision until this is solved and the evil drug lord is behind bars. There is a lot more to this plot…but you need and I mean NEED to read it.
Into the book these are the plot turning questions I asked myself. First off, does Aliyana succeed? Do they find out who gave up her cover? Will she choose to follow her heart and leave the dimension? Does the ‘Wolf Pack’ get to have some ghostly fun on the bad guys that work for the drug lord?
This is a real suspenseful page turning read that had me hooked right away. I fear to give up to much for those who haven’t had the pleasure to read it yet. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys suspense, mystery and of course romance. I also loved the fresh approach on the Bermuda triangle! Shadow of The Witte Wieven is a very refreshing story that you’ll be sure to love no matter how old you are.
Shadow of the Witte Wieven
My Thoughts: This was so interesting. I love how Debbie Peterson took every day superstitions, like the Bermuda triangle, and turned them into this amazing story. I really enjoyed that part of this book a lot.
The relationship between Aliyana and Wolf was so much fun to read. I found myself really rooting for Wolf. Aliyana always seemed too afraid to admit her feelings, and I was highly entertained with her jealousy during one part.
This was a book full of interesting characters, daring missions, and romance. I enjoyed every moment, and I absolutely loved the ending. I wonder, will this be the last voyage for the Witte Wieven, or will Peterson choose to continue the story. Either way, this book is now tucked among my favorites.
In a world filled with so much SMUT, it is refreshing to read a love story filled with love and adventure that kept me glued to the pages!!! Hard to put down. I would encourage all to read, "Shadow of the Witte Wieven", it is one of the BEST pleasure novels I have ever read! I can hardly wait for Ms. Peterson's next novels to come out.