website of Dee Davis and her new and sizzling A-TAC series. When I read about a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty who included; covert operations expert Nash Brennon, the extractions expert for A-Tac, Drake Flynn and As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, Tyler Hanson I was so sold :)
As I always have a weakspot for doing something fun with the characters I asked if Ms. Davis was ready, willing and able to introduce us to these highly intriguing men. I was psyched when she said yes and without further ado...here is Dee Davis introduction to her characters...
In developing any book, but particularly a series, the characters are crucial elements. And characters can come from anywhere. They can be an amalgamation of people a writer knows. They can spring fully formed from the imagination. Or at times, they have to be coaxed into existence tidbit by tidbit. Like real life people, some characters will tell you anything about themselves, while others have no interest in indulging your curiosity about there past. But most importantly, every character in a novel firmly believes that the book is about him.
The characters that inhabit the world of A-Tac have already become some of my favorites. So if you’ll indulge me—I’d like to introduce you.
A-Tac’s Key Players:
Avery Solomon: A native of Baltimore, MD, Avery Solomon is an ex-marine with pentagon experience and the close friend of three presidents. Currently the Dean of students at Sunderland College, Avery serves as A-Tac’s commander. He’s highly intelligent, fiercely loyal and highly selective when it comes to personal relationships.
Nash Brennon: A-Tac’s second in command, Nash Brennon is independent almost to the point of being a loner. He hates technology and often questions authority. Hailing from Austin, Texas, he is an expert in covert operations and a recognized political historian. His one attempt at love was shot down in flames when his lover left him to die in the middle of a crucial operation.
Tyler Hanson: Tyler Hanson loves things that go ‘boom’. A senior member of A-Tac, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence and joined the Army and later the CIA. A ordnance and demolitions expert, she is also a tenured professor of literature at Sunderland. A firm believer in calculated risk, she’s thrown for a loop when a one-night stand suddenly seems to turn into something more.
A-Tac’s Persons of Interest:
Annie Gallagher: Annie Gallagher is ex-CIA, a loner who doesn’t trust easily and forgives even more rarely. A trained sharp-shooter, she fell off the grid after a mission gone bad, cutting off everyone she knew from before. Settled now in Colorado with a new life and son, she has no interest in resurfacing to face the only man she ever loved. But when her son is kidnapped, she is forced to face her past in an effort to preserve her future.
Madeline Reynard: Born in Cypress Bluff, LA, Madeline Reynard followed her sister to Colombia where she murdered a man to save her sister’s life and wound up incarcerated in a Colombian prison. When her release is arranged by a local drug lord, she is forced to work for him to secure her sister’s safety. Angry and afraid, she reaches out for help only to find that the solution may be worse than the problem.
To find out more, you’ll have to read Nash and Annie’s story in Dark Deceptions, Drake and Madeline’s adventure in Dangerous Desires, and Tyler and Owen’s tale in Desperate Deeds. And along the way you’ll also get to know Hannah Marshall, Jason Lawton, Emmett Walsh, Lara Prescott and Harrison Blake (who will be familiar to those who read my Last Chance series). Characters who’ve all come to hold a special place in my heart.
Giveaway: To have a chance at winning a copy of DARK DECEPTIONS answer Ms. Davis following question:
What are some of the most memorable characters you remember?
(Contest ends at 4/15/2010)