Deep Extraction

(FBI Task Force #2)

Book Cover: Deep Extraction
Part of the FBI Task Force series:
Editions:Kindle
ISBN: B01I5J0ON0
Pages: 416
Paperback
ISBN: 9781496410986
Pages: 416

A pacemaker should have saved oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore’s life. Instead, it provided his killer with a seemingly perfect means of execution.

A bombing at one of Nathan’s oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy, a web Special Agent Tori Templeton must untangle. But her first order of business is separating the personal from the professional—the victim’s wife, her best friend, is one of the FBI’s prime suspects.

Clearing Sally’s name may be the biggest challenge of her career, but Tori finds an unexpected ally in the newest member of the task force, recently reinstated Deputy US Marshal Cole Jeffers. As Tori and Cole dig deeper into Nathan’s personal and business affairs, they uncover more than they bargained for. And the closer they get to finding the real killer—and to each other—the more intent someone is on silencing them for good.

Excerpt:
Reviews:Madison on Goodreads wrote:

With DiAnn Mills' trademark whip-sharp writing, Deep Extraction is a suspense novel with plenty of twists and a spark of romance.

FBI Special Agent Tori Templeton is called in to investigate the murder of one of her friends, Nathan Moore. She will have to balance her desire to bring the killer to justice with her need to support her friend Sally through the grief of losing her husband. Working the case with Tori are her partner Max and US Marshal Cole Jeffers, also a friend of Nathan and Sally. But as Tori, Max, and Cole dig into the case they find information that changes the way they view both the investigation and the victim.

This crime caught my attention right from the start. I thought it very intriguing. A man killed by his own pacemaker. But as the investigation continues more information shows the crime is far more complex. Usually, with DiAnn Mills' books the reader is given an insight into who the killer is, with more details about the why and how revealed as the story progresses. But with Deep Extraction even this aspect is given a nice twist, leaving the mystery even more fascinating.

As always, DiAnn Mills' writing is evocative of an excellent crime show. Sharp and to the point. Just how I imagine law enforcement work, think and talk. And the characters follow suit. I love how Cole Jeffers starts as a suspect before moving to an investigator role. At the start, Cole is gruff and plays his cards close to his chest. It leaves Tori wondering what kind of guy he is. But he gets results, even with her grouchy partner. Tori isn't keen on opening up but Cole slowly breaks through her walls one smile, teasing quip, and gentle question at a time. Because Cole also has a great sense of humour. Tori is a strong and professional career woman, but rocked by the recent loss of her brother and trying to stay ahead of her pain and fear. Working the case prompts her to follow through on the promise she made to her brother about getting serious about God. Through her work with Cole, she begins to develop a relationship sparked by serious and humorous conversations and tentative trust.

I enjoyed this book, and I especially enjoyed this particular mystery and investigation. I'm looking forward to reading the next instalment in this exciting series.


About the Author

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. 

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America.

She is co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

Awards

2016 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella Daughters of the Wind from The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
 2015 Family Fiction Top 15 Novels – Deadlock
 2015 Christy Award Finalist – Firewall
 2015 CRW’s Award of Excellence Winner – Firewall
 2015 Orange County Book Buyers Best Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Quill Award Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Scroll Fiction Gold Merit Award Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Holt Medallion Award of Merit Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Finalist – Firewall
 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist – Firewall
 2014 Family Fiction Top 10 Novels – Firewall
 2014 Library Journal Best Book Genre Fiction – Firewall
 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – Novella Phantom of My Heart from The Lighthouse Brides Collection
 2013 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Chase
 2012 Golden Quill Award Winner – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Booksellers’ Best Award Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Award of Excellence Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2011 Christy Award Winner – Sworn to Protect
 2011 Carol Award Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Golden Quill Award Finalist – A Woman Called Sage
 2011 Award of Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2010 Christy Award Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 RITA Finalist – Breach of Trust
 2010 Carol Award Finalist –  Breach of Trust
 2008 Christy Award Finalist – Lightning and Lace
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Footsteps
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella At the End of the Bayou from Hidden Motives

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