Publication date: May 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Psychological Thriller
There’s a secret.
A woman is heard whimpering in a parking garage.
A dark side to the powerfully rich is exposed.
And Alex Gantry is at the center of it all.
After several frightening events that shook Alex’s world, things have settled down.
So it seems…
Elite life coach, Alex Gantry, is enjoying her new life in the Washington, D.C. Beltway.
T.J. Gale, who’s part greenpreneur, part leader of a quick-strike unit of former military and intelligence professionals, has set her heart aflame.
Alex and T.J. are in love.
Enter Jett Spence, a man who once was part of T.J.’s world but who is now an unknown, because no one can tell whose side he’s on.
Two thousand miles away in Hollywood, Alex’s old haunts, the powerful producer Brian Marks is falling apart because he’s lost her. The woman he never thought would leave him is now in the bed of a younger man.
In New York City, T.J.’s ex-wife, Lisa, is looking to get even with the woman she thinks destroyed her marriage. Her vengeful father Davin Dalaney is eager to help because T.J. is no longer willing to ignore his criminal profits.
Brian is intent on getting Alex back.
Lisa wants to make her pay.
And T.J. is attempting to keep her safe.
Alex believes she can take care of herself, but being with T.J. has taught her it’s not always that simple.
From the Washington, D.C. Beltway to Los Angeles, California, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
BELTWAY BETRAYERS ©
By Taylor Marsh
COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
A DIVISION OF TAYLOR MARSH, LLC
Like many women drawn to spycraft in earlier years, Bella was discouraged from setting her sights on top-level jobs that were reserved for men. She excelled in covert work that took her into dark places around the globe. Following all the rules, she took advice from the women who came before her by getting to know all of the players and by having informants and confidantes who depended on her. Eventually, a station chief showed up who needed her network and the rest became building blocks on a career that few women could rival.
It wasn’t a man who abducted and killed the leader of a rebel group trying to destabilize the elected president of a certain African nation by performing a series of terrorist attacks and suicide bombings. The rebel leader simply disappeared off the face of the earth and, when Bella showed up back at headquarters at Langley, Virginia, everyone knew who had risked her life to do what no woman had ever done.
Standing 5’ 10” tall, with a lean muscle mass, Bella was an expert in every lethal art there was and some that were top secret and never saw the light of a Senate oversight committee. The Church Committee changed a lot of things for the CIA but not the foundational culture that is predicated on stealth and covert existence, and acts of cunning and bravery that must be left undiscoverable, including death-defying feats of espionage.
No one ever suspected a woman like Bella to have the career she did, which is why so many women in intelligence have such success. The element of surprise, when a woman turns lethal, defaults to her benefit. Her varied background made her a natural, but her presence was one that people often remembered, which worked against her. It was, however, Bella’s formidable persona that provided the power required to best her adversaries.
She had enthralled Phyllis from the moment they had first met. They’d become friends for life over the years. So, when Force Protection was formed, Phyllis introduced T.J. to Bella. He knew upon reviewing Bella’s experience that she would be invaluable to his organization. Malcolm had to be convinced, which she had taken as an interesting challenge.
Her initiation into Force Protection came on a job in Mexico in which she had the starring role. Bella’s task was to get information from an informant they’d used who’d been turned and eventually captured by FP. She sat down with a jug of mescal and a pack of cigarettes, attempting to make friends with him. Matching the drug king shot for shot, she had extracted what they had needed and had handed him a cigarette. While he was smoking, she quietly walked around behind him, took a knife out of her jacket pocket and slit his throat. In that moment, she was made.
Taylor Marsh writes smart, arousing romance while deciphering world events. She lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C.
“Beltway Betrayers,” Book 2 of The Beltway Series, will be out in May 2017 and Book 3 of this series will be out in the fall.
She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Taylor is the author of two traditionally published non-fiction books, “The Hillary Effect,” and her memoir, “The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen.”
Taylor was profiled in The Washington Post and The New Republic for her coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primary season. She became a contributor to The Huffington Post in 2006, and has written for Washington, D.C.’s The Hill, as well as for U.S. News & World Report and for Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, among others. As a seasoned entertainer, communicator and speaker, Taylor has also been interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera Media Network, The New York Times, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, among other outlets.
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