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Security specialist and PI Jamie Sinclair crosses interstate boundaries—and personal ones too—in this electrifying thriller from an award-winning author who “understands how to keep her readers riveted from beginning to end” (USA Today).

With a long list of high-profile, high-paying clients, Jamie Sinclair has her hands full—and that’s the way she likes it. Still reeling from the brutal investigation that drove a wedge between her and her boyfriend, military police officer Adam Barrett, Jamie is counting on hard work to help her forget her recent history—but then DEA agent Marc Sandoval barges back into her life. The last time they worked together, Jamie almost crossed all kinds of lines. Now Marc doesn’t just want Jamie, he needs her . . . because she’s the only one who can help him—and the little boy he never told her about.

Marc’s ex has vanished, leaving their six-year-old son in his care. Despite a troubled past, Elena never wavered in her duties as a parent, so something must be very wrong now. Teaming with Marc to track Elena through her home state of Colorado and beyond, Jamie finds herself on a cross-country search for the missing mother of Marc’s child, at a crossroads with Adam, and on a collision course with the killers who’ll stop at nothing to find Elena first.

Award-winning author Nichole Christoff sat down with The Big Thrill to discuss the latest installment of her Jamie Sinclair thrillers, THE KILL WIRE:

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

I hope readers thoroughly enjoy the fast-paced twists and turns of this book, but that they might also get a chance to think about a parent’s love, sacrifice, and what it takes to make tough decisions.

Was there anything new you discovered, or that surprised you, as you wrote this book?

I’ve been very surprised by readers’ caring and concern for Jamie’s love life. She never seems to get one particular relationship off the ground, though she keeps trying, and readers really feel sympathy toward her in that regard. They want her to find love, and they sometimes write to tell me who they think she should end up with!

What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

I wouldn’t be where I am today without the books that sparked my imagination as a kid. Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone drove home that women could be private eyes, too, and I love her for that.


Nichole Christoff is a writer, former broadcaster and military spouse who swears she owes Jane Austen, James Thurber, and Raymond Chandler for her taste in fiction. Nichole is also the award-winning author of The Kill List, The Kill Shot, The Kill Box, and The Kill Sign starring army brat and private-eye-turned-security-specialist Jamie Sinclair. When Nic isn’t at her desk working on her latest novel, or teaching genre writing to graduate students, she’s out in the woods with her ornery English Pointer.

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