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When Devon Cole’s father disappeared she was shocked to discover his connection to a major drug cartel. An attack by members of the cartel looking for the information he disappeared with sends her to top security agency Vigilance, and bodyguard Logan Malek. But Malek has his own demons that he fights daily. When Devon is kidnapped, he must deal with them in order to save her and bring down the cartel.

USA Today bestselling author Desiree Holt spent some time with the The Big Thrill discussing her latest thriller, WITHOUT WARNING:

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

I learned once again that danger can come at us from any person and any lade, and we cannot discount anyone when our lives are threatened.
How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

It enhances the awareness of danger out there for even simple things like promotional tours and hometown visits. Are we ever really safe anywhere?

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

I learned more than I ever thought about cyberstalking and how frightening it is.

No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?

Many of the ideas and much of he information in the book came from my own experiences and visits to my daughter and son-in-law who live in a town similar to Arrowhead Bay.

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

Allison Brennan, strong heroines and stories that hook you; Lisa Jackson, strong book with shocking twist; Brad Thor, because he writes the thrillers I want to; John Lescroart, who creates a great story with strong characters; Toni Anderson, characters who move the story along.



Desiree Holt is a USA Today best selling author with more than two hundred titles available. Her taste as both an author and a reader runs to books featuring current and former military as well as law enforcement as heroes and heroines. She has two Kindle Worlds licensed to Amazon—The Phoenix Agency and The Omega Team, both based on best selling series. WITHOUT WARNING, Book #2 in her Vigilance series for Kensington, releases in March.

To learn more about Desiree, please visit her website.