Fourteen years ago, Kensie Morgan watched helplessly as her younger sister
was abducted in front of their house. Ever since, her life has
been filled with dead-end leads and false hope. But then a note
surfaces in Desparre, Alaska, claiming to be from her sister.
Kensie ignores the advice of everyone
around her and travels to the remote town.
Desparre Herald Reporter: Before we get started, I just want to
let you know what to expectâ€¦
Kensie Morgan: I know how this goes. Iâ€™ve been talking to
reporters about my little sister since I was thirteen.
Desparre Herald Reporter: But wouldnâ€™t your parentsâ€¦
Kensie Morgan: After few years go by, a missing child is old
news. No one wanted to interview my
parents anymore. They couldnâ€™t get attention for her. But talk to the older
sister who watched her get
taken? That was still newsworthy.
Desparre Herald Reporter: Sounds like a tough way to grow up.
Kensie Morgan: If any of this means I can bring Alanna home, it
will all be worth it.
Desparre Herald Reporter: Okay, then, letâ€™s get to why youâ€™re
here. Most of the people who come to Desparre are looking to get lost. Either
from themselves or from the world or sometimes from the law. Why are you here?
Kensie Morgan: A local store owner found a note that was
supposedly signed by my sister. It read, â€śIâ€™m still alive. Iâ€™m not the only one.â€ť
Desparre Herald Reporter: You think the note is really from
your sister? After all, you were successful. Your sisterâ€™s disappearance got a
lot of press over the years. If she were really still alive, donâ€™t you think she
would have been found by now? Maybe this is someoneâ€™s idea of a sick joke.
Kensie Morgan: Itâ€™s possible. Itâ€™s happened before. But this
time, I just have a feelingâ€¦
Desparre Herald Reporter: You traveled 3,500 miles on a feeling?
Kensie Morgan: Wouldnâ€™t you, if it were your sister?
Desparre Herald Reporter: Fourteen years is a long time. Iâ€™m
sure you know statistics say â€“
Kensie Morgan: That itâ€™s too late? Yeah, I know. But I refuse
to give up.
Desparre Herald Reporter: So, what about the rest of the note?
â€śIâ€™m not the only one.â€ť What do you think that means?
Kensie Morgan: I have no idea. But I think Iâ€™ve found someone
who can help me. His name is Colter Hayes. Heâ€™s an ex-Marine who lives here with
his Combat Tracker Dog, Rebel. Rebel used to work for the military, going from
the site of explosions to the person who set it. If she can do that, helping me
find my sister should be simple.
Desparre Herald Reporter: That seems like a different
specialty. And I wasnâ€™t kidding about the number of people who come here because
they donâ€™t want to be found. Desparre is beautiful, but it can be dangerous.
Even for an ex-Marine.
Kensie Morgan: Well then, Iâ€™m probably better off with an
ex-Marine than by myself, wouldnâ€™t you say?
Desparre Herald Reporter: Yeah, maybe. But off the record, I
know Colter Hayes. Heâ€™s been here for a year and that man just wants to hide
away from the world. Heâ€™s not going to want a job like that. Iâ€™m pretty sure
heâ€™s here to forget everything that was part of his life when he was in the
military. And you think you can get him to just dive right into a new mission?
Kensie Morgan:If I havenâ€™t given up on finding my sister after
fourteen years, you think Iâ€™m going to let a little thing like a stubborn
ex-Marine get in my way?
Desparre Herald Reporter: I think stubborn is an
understatement. Iâ€™m not sure â€“
Kensie Morgan: Trust me. I can convince himâ€¦
You can find out if Kensie is able to talk Colter and Rebel into taking on a
brand new mission in K-9
DEFENSE. Learn more about the book, read an excerpt, and order a copy here.
To help a desperate womanâ€™s search,
he'll have to brave treacherous territory.
In the wilds of Alaska, grieving former marine Colter Hayes
shuts out the worldâ€¦until he and his combat tracker dog
become Kensie Morganâ€™s last hope of finding her long-missing
sister. The improbable mission starts to rekindle Colterâ€™s
desire to rejoin the worldâ€”while saving Kensie from a killer
unsettles his heart. Can they find all they are searching
for before itâ€™s too late?
[Harlequin Intrigue, On Sale: April 16, 2019,
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781335604385 / eISBN: 9781488045851]
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