"Chasing Victory" is the first novel by Author Joanne Jaytanie and you wouldn't even know that she's new to the author world, by simply reading a few pages of this wonderful debut novel! Ms. Jaytanie writes like a seasoned professional & she doesn't miss a thing!
We meet the beautiful heroine, Victory Winters, who is a brilliant geneticist who works on top of the line DNA research for cancer & disease cures.. She is highly sought after for her brilliance in her field.. So much so that she ends up being kidnapped by a horrible corporate owner who wants to exploit her work by forcing her to blend human & canine DNA.
Her knight in shining armor happens to the gorgeous Tristan Farraday, an undercover naval officer who is trying to get the info for a solid case.. Tristan realizes that Victory isn't working for the bad guys because she chooses to be.. She's there because the bad guys have threatened to hurt Victory's beloved sisters if she doesn't cooperate.. Victory loves her family more than anything so she really has no choice.. Tristan dos everything he can to help the strong-willed Victory & they both end up in several incidents that could very well end both of their lives... Soon enough, the focus starts to turn inward to the sparking chemistry between these two astounding characters.. Will their feelings for each other end up putting them in even more danger?? Or will it end up saving their lives?
This novel is action-packed, well-researched & written beautifully! I was literally on the edge of my seat waiting for the next tension filled scene and wanting so much more of Ms. Jaytanie's work! This is one author that you won't want to miss! The next novel in the series will be released by the end of this year & I can't wait to jump back into the action! "Chasing Victory" is one of the best debut novels that I've read this year! Kudos to Ms Jaytanie for doing such fantastic research into the complicated lives of each character & doing it in such a way that you can't help but fall in love with her writing! Run out & pick up "Chasing Victory" today, for a wild, non-stop, sexy & dramatic novel!
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Doctor Doolittle in female form creates X-Men on steroids. Murder, kidnapping, and blackmail take place as world-renowned geneticist Victory Winters is forced to pursue her research on canine DNA.
Victory possesses an unusual sense of communication bordering on the telepathic when relating to animals. This unique ability has elevated her status to world-renowned genetic research specialist. Because of this she is kidnapped and blackmailed with threats to her family, forced to work for Biotec, a rival corporation run by a madman CEO.
Naval officer Tristan Farraday is sent undercover to track Biotec's experiments, comma which involve implanting genus canis DNA into humans to manipulate their genetic makeup to create the perfect soldier.
At first suspecting Victory is associated with Biotec, Tristan later realizes that she has been pulled into this world against her will here. Victory refuses to divulge the genetic answers Biotec demands, believing Biotec will exploit her findings by using them in a destructive manner. Will Tristan be able to rescue her from a madman's grip and save her family? Can he keep the research Victory uncovers away from enemy hands?
A tear in the sound of the forest’s tapestry caught Victory’s attention. Victory’s ultra keen sense of hearing instantly noticed the void. Her ability to interpret the reactions of the animals stopped her in midstride. Ever so slowly she turned toward the silence and walked.
The silence shattered and she could hear voices; one was Jeffery. He didn’t say he’d be bringing others with him. His scream abruptly breached the cool morning air and flushed the birds from their perches. Victory dropped to her hands and knees, the tall sword ferns camouflaging her body. She froze.
“I told you I’d locate someone who could help with our problem,” Jeffery whimpered. Blood ran from the gash on his lip and right cheek. “This is an area of the research that I’m not an expert in.”
A big burly man, dressed in a neat black suit, lifted his massive hand to strike Jeffery again. “You were trying to run away.”
“No, no I wasn’t.” Jeffery fell to his knees in an attempt to put distance between himself and the burly man’s fist.
“Then why did you run to the forest?” A second man stepped from the shadow of the nearest evergreen tree. A shaft of sunlight shown directly behind him, making his image a dark silhouette. A tiny bright orange orb appeared as the man inhaled on a cigarette.
“I told you. I have a friend, she specializes in this area and I’m sure she could help me.” Tears started leaking down Jeffery’s cheeks, mixing with blood, and dripping onto his neatly pressed white shirt.
“Right. Out here. In the forest. With the birds and whatever. If you really were meeting someone you’d be having lunch or coffee. You’re not exactly the outdoors type, Jeff.”
“I know, I know, but she is. I thought meeting her here would put her at ease, I’d get more information and cooperation.” He moaned as he threw his hands in front of his face.
“He’s stalling,” grunted the burly man.
“No, I’m not,” Jeffery protested.
“You assured us that you were our man,” the man in the shadow said.
“That’s it,” Victory mumbled to herself. She knew she had heard his voice before. It was Detective Ken Howard. He was the homicide detective that led the investigation at Claremont when one of her colleagues, Lisa Evans, was found dead in the company’s parking garage. Victory dropped to her belly and slinked closer. She stopped barely short of the group’s sight, still hidden by the lush undergrowth.
“You’re wasting my time Jeffery.” Detective Howard spat as he stepped back into the ray of sunlight. “So where’s this woman of yours?” He nodded at the thug, who backslapped Jeffery.
“She’ll be here, she said that she would.” Wrapping his arms around himself, Jeffery fell to the forest floor like a child.
“I don’t believe you. Dr. Jeffery Maxwell, your services are no longer needed.” Detective Howard stepped back into the darkness at the same time the burly man pulled something black and shiny from inside his jacket.
Bang, Bang. The sound was sickening and something Victory would never forget. Jeffery rolled on to his back, his chest a dark crimson. Victory gasped. The two men spun around, scanning their surroundings. They could not see her lying on the lush green forest floor. Tears streaming down her face Victory lay deadly still, as the birds and animals flushed themselves from the immediate area. The two men continued to scour the forest until all the commotion passed and the forest fell deathly silent.......
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