Marcos Costa is used to being alone. Tossed into foster care as an infant, he learned from an early age how to survive using his wits. When he was seven, he met two older foster brothers (Cole Walker and Andre Diaz) who he would call his brothers forever. But just five years later, the house caught fire (with Marcos inside) and burned to the ground. On his own again, he bounced around more foster homes until he hit eighteen and was reunited with Cole and Andre.
The person he never saw again was the girl who showed up at the foster home a few months before it burned down: Brenna Hartwell. She was his very first crush, and he’s never forgotten her.
But he has moved on. As an adult, Marcos still has a close bond with Cole and Andre, but everyone else, he keeps at a distance. It’s worked for him all his life, and it works especially well in his job, as a DEA agent who goes undercover on dangerous operations on a regular basis.
His latest assignment is his most dangerous yet. He’s going for a meet – alone – to a drug lord’s hideaway deep in the Appalachian mountains. The idea is to gain the man’s trust over a weekend, posing as Marco Costrales, son of an infamous mobster looking to break out on his own and invest in the drug business.
Since he was twelve years old, Marcos has dreamed of seeing Brenna again, but he never would have imagined it would be in the home of a drug kingpin. And that with a single word, she could blow his cover…
You can find out what happens in SECRET AGENT SURRENDER, the third book in The Lawmen: Bullets and Brawn series. The trilogy began with BODYGUARD WITH A BADGE (Andre’s story) and then continued with POLICE PROTECTOR (Cole’s story). You can find out more about all three at my website.