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Monday, December 15, 2014

Unshakable Pursuit by Camy Tang

Unshakeable Pursuit by Camy Tang


Doctor Geoffrey Whelan was in Japan when the tsunami hit, killing his cousin and grandmother. He has worked in medical missions for years to assuage his survivor’s guilt, and now that he’s back in Sonoma to help his family, he can’t figure out why he still feels so wounded and God feels so far away.
Then a mysterious young woman warns him that he and nurse Maylin Kinley are in mortal danger.
Maylin notices that Geoffrey is not the same arrogant doctor she met years ago in Los Angeles. Now that they are working together again in a clinic in Sonoma, she fights her attraction towards him because his confident, forceful personality reminds her too much of her abusive ex-boyfriend, who called himself a Christian. 
She has been steering clear of her handsome coworker—until Asian hit men attack the clinic and they are forced to run for their lives. Now they must race to figure out how the threat is connected to a young teenager whose life they saved—before everyone they love is caught in the crossfire.

** In Unshakeable Pursuit, those of you who have read Stalker in the Shadows will find out what happened to Monica and her Free Children's Clinic, and Liam, whom readers met in Narrow Escape, also makes an appearance. Look for Liam's story in Treacherous Intent, coming in December!


At that moment, one of the triage nurses, Felicity, appeared in the doorway to the break room. “Oh, good, you’re both here.” She lowered her voice. “There are two FBI agents who want to speak to the two of you.”
Maylin was so shocked she couldn’t speak for a moment, just staring at Felicity. Then she glanced at Geoffrey, who looked as confounded as she felt.
He asked Felicity, “Did they say what they want?”
She shook her head. “They seem pretty impatient. I put them in your office, Doctor.”
Geoffrey looked as if he wanted to ask her more, but Felicity was jiggling her foot, and Maylin remembered she was the only triage nurse on duty today. “Thanks, Felicity.” Maylin stood. “We’ll meet them there.”
Felicity nodded and hurried away.
Maylin’s stomach curled as she followed Geoffrey to his office. She’d spoken to some of the Sonoma policemen, but never to the FBI. Now, the girl’s words to Geoffrey about them seemed more ominous. But maybe the agents could clear up what was going on.
The two men seemed to fill the small office, with their broad shoulders and dark suits. They were the same Asian men in suits whom she’d seen talking to the policeman outside the clinic just a few minutes ago. But something about the way they stood seemed … rumpled. More casual than she’d have expected from FBI agents. Or maybe she had watched too much TV? But even the policemen who came to the clinic on special cases carried themselves with more uprightness. These agents seemed to almost slouch.
They both flashed their badges. The taller of the two said, “Geoffrey Whelan and Maylin Kinley?” He had a strong Chinese accent.
Maylin’s shoulders tightened. Her mom was from Hong Kong, and Maylin was almost positive the accent was Cantonese.
“What’s this about?” Geoffrey’s voice had a tightness to it. Perhaps he also could sense there was something odd here.
“You come with us. We have a urgent matter to talk about.”
Definitely Cantonese. FBI agents were supposed to be American citizens. If he’d earned his citizenship, would he still speak in such broken English? No, there was something wrong here. Should she just outright accuse them of posing as FBI agents? She looked to Geoffrey. He already seemed to sense something was not right, but he also seemed to be sizing up the strength of the two men.
“Why can’t you talk to us here?” Geoffrey said.
“Sir, it’s private topic.”
Geoffrey shook his head. “I’m the only doctor on call today. I can’t just leave.”
Without warning, the large agent attacked Geoffrey, slamming his head against the wall with a dull thud. Geoffrey crumpled to the floor and didn’t move.
Maylin was too shocked to scream. When she moved toward him, the shorter agent grabbed her arm in a painful grip.
He snarled at her, “You come with us now.”

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