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Tor Maddox EMBEDDED by Liz ColeyIntroducing Tor Maddox, a heroine for our times.
Book 2 Tor Maddox: EMBEDDED

Life has been way too quiet for Tor Maddox since her fifteen minutes of CNN fame. Then agent-in-training Rick Turner reappears with what sounds like a simple assignment—to embed herself as his eyes and ears in her own high school. When she agrees to keep tabs on high school state swim champ Hamilton Parker for the Feds, she is plunged into the deep end of a sinister plot. Knowing that freedom, justice, and lives are at stake again, Tor jumps in feet first, but has she gotten in over her head this time?

When observe and report becomes kiss and tell, Tor’s first mission may blow up in her face.

TOR MADDOX: EMBEDDED is available from Amazon.


Score another win for Liz Coley and her super sleuth heroine, Tor Maddox. This second book in the young adult spy thriller series has even more adventure, humor, and romance, plus intrigue south of the border. There are two hunky guys in the mix–swim champ, Hamilton Parker, and almost-FBI agent, Rick Turner, but we also see a return of best friend and dance partner, Sasha, as well as loveable younger brother, Rody. These books are not only utterly consuming, but also leave you inspired by Tor, her spirit, and her positive nature. Tor really is a hero for our time.
The unstoppable Tor Maddox is at it again, this time on a covert spy mission set right in her own high school. Of course, Tor can’t keep her enthusiasm in check, so she takes the mission into her own hands in order to track down the secrets behind the assault of her best friend, Sasha and the disappearance of immigrants from nearby Mexico. The danger is real and suspenseful throughout the entire book – Tor gets herself into trouble and the action will keep you turning the pages faster than you thought possible. The dialogue is very well-written and witty, and Tor’s inner monologues create a hilarious contrast to the dramatic tension of the overall mystery. Characters we fell in love with in the first Tor Maddox book, Unleashed, are back and just as delightful as before.  Highly recommended for fans of political thrillers, contemporary mysteries, or those just looking for a good, clean, fun read.


Liz Coley’s internationally best-selling psychological thriller Pretty Girl-13 has been published in 12 languages on 5 continents and been recognized by the American Library Association on two select lists for 2014 including Best Fiction for Young Adults.

Liz’s other publications include alternate history/time travel/romance Out of Xibalba and teen thrillers in the new Tor Maddox series. Her short fiction has appeared in Cosmos Magazine and numerous anthologies.

Liz lives in Ohio, where she is surrounded by a fantastic community of writers, beaten regularly by better tennis players, uplifted by her choir, supported by her husband, teased by her teenaged daughter, cheered from afar by her two older sons, and adorned with hair by her cats Tiger, Pippin, and Merry.

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