Karen’s Killer Book Bench: IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, Deadly Force Book 3 by Sharon Wray #Military #Thriller

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Deadly Force Book 3


“Twisty plots, fantastic characters, and pitch perfect pacing. Fabulous!”—ALLISON BRENNAN, New York Times Bestselling Author

“This breathless romantic suspense novel provides equal amounts of heat and intrigue.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

Buried treasure… buried feelings…all about to surface…

Anthropologist Allison Pinckney is stunned when she inherits the key to a seventeenth century pirate cipher that makes her the target of two brutal arms dealers. Now, to save those she loves, she must solve the cipher. With this perilous mission growing ever more dangerous, she reluctantly seeks help from ex-Green Beret Zack Tremaine, the one man she’s been avoiding. Because if she gives into her long-buried feelings for him, it could cost them their lives.

Zack Tremaine is haunted by regrets. Years ago, he betrayed his men and lost the only woman he ever loved. Now that his men are caught in a fierce rivalry between two deadly enemies, his only hope is to team up with Allison. She holds the secret to a pirate treasure, and he must take the chance to save his men and redeem his honor. Even if she breaks his heart…again.

Deadly Force Book 3

Some treasures are hidden in plain sight….

In Search of Truth is about a widowed anthropologist named Allison Pinckney who inherits a key to a seventeenth-century pirate cipher that makes her the target of two brutal arms dealers. Now, to save those she loves and discover who murdered her husband, she must solve the cipher. But as this mission becomes more and more dangerous, she reluctantly seeks help from a handsome man from her past. A man who’d once been her best friend, ex-Green Beret Zack Tremaine. The problem is that if she admits the secret life she’s been living, and gives in to her long-buried feelings for Zack, it could cost them their lives.

Years ago, Zack Tremaine betrayed his men and lost Allison, the only woman he ever loved. Today, those regrets are destroying him. And now that his men are caught in a fierce rivalry between two deadly enemies, his only hope to fix his mistakes is to help Allison find her husband’s murderer. When he discovers Allison holds the secret to a pirate treasure, a treasure that may help him save his men, he ignores orders and gives up everything to help her search for an infamous pirate who died three hundred years ago. Despite the deadly risks, Zack has one last chance to save his men and redeem his honor. Even if the woman he loves breaks his heart…again.

This book, the third in the Deadly Force romantic suspense series, follows a group of ex-Green Berets who’ve been dishonorably discharged and are forced to live in a rundown, kitschy pirate-themed gym in a sketchy part of Savannah, GA. These men have no money, no contacts, no power. Yet they’re forced to fight for their lives and their honor against two merciless enemies. Their only hope lies with the women they love who help them understand that victory lies not in the type of 21st century warfighting they’re used to, but in the mysteries of the past.

My publisher titled this book In Search of Truth for a reason. It’s not just about two people who are searching for the truth about the death of Allison’s husband and the reason Zack’s Green Beret unit was dishonorably discharged. It’s also about the destructive nature of fear. Throughout the book, Allison and Zack must face the realization that the choices they made earlier in their lives, because they were afraid, brought them to this place of desolation and regret. They learn, throughout the book, that decisions based on fear never work out. In fact, they make everything worse.

In this book, Zack and Allison have made terrible choices based on fear that have made their lives worse. But they’re not the only ones. And the cumulative effects of people acting out of fear almost cost them their lives. It’s only when Zack and Allison face this truth that they can make brave and daring choices to change the course of their lives. Much like us in the real world—when we step out of fear and make brave decisions, our lives can change for the better. When we live our truth, we can change the world.

While this book also attempts to solve the real-life mystery of what happened to the Pirate King Henry Avery’s treasure—the largest pirate treasure ever taken and never found—and has complex emotions and plot points, it’s also fun. Zack and Allison travel from Savannah, to Charleston, to New Orleans—falling in love, eating fabulous food, and even dancing in a romantic, hidden restaurant in the French Quarter—in a fast-paced adventure with action, danger, a ghost, and adult situations. J

I loved writing this book. It took a huge amount of research, writing, and editing time and I enjoyed every minute of it. While the men of Zack’s ex-Green Beret unit are 21st century men of action, it’s fun to put them into situations where they have to rely on others for intel and insight. I especially enjoyed the scenes where Allison–a PhD cultural anthropologist who named her dog Nicholas Trott after the first Chief Justice in 1703 Charleston—ends up outwitting all of the men (both good and bad) in the book because she’s the only one who understands how the past is affecting their present.

This book, like the previous books in the series, is long and twisty and has a large cast of characters. It’s not a simple read, but I promise it’s fun, sexy, and you’ll never think about ghosts, or pirates, or even sexy Green Berets in the same way ever again!

About Author Sharon Wray…

Sharon Wray is a librarian who once studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris and now writes of novels of suspense, adventure, and love. A wife, mother of twins, and caretaker of Donut the one-eyed rescue dog, she’s addicted to snapping photos and eating Oreos.

Sharon currently writes for Sourcebooks with her Deadly Force romantic suspense series where smart, sexy women teach their alpha males that Grace always defeats Reckoning. Her bestselling debut book EVERY DEEP DESIRE, a sexy, action-packed retelling of Romeo and Juliet, is about an ex-Green Beret determined to regain his honor, his freedom, and his wife. She’s also a YA and Women’s Fiction author and writes two popular blog series: The Hungry {Romance} Writer and The Romance Herbalist. She’s repped by Deidre Knight and Kristy Hunter of The Knight Agency.


Links to Sharon‘s website, blog, books, etc.

AMAZON AUDIBLE : http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthAudible

AMAZON: http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthAMZ

BOOKS A MILLION : http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthBAM

KOBO: http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthKOBO

INDIE BOUND: http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthIB

BARNES & NOBLE: http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthBN

iBooks: http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthiBKS

Google Play: http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthGP

Sourcebooks: http://bit.ly/InSearchofTruthSB

Facebook Author Page: http://bit.ly/sharonwrayauthor

BookBub Author Page: http://bit.ly/sharonwraybookbub

Website for newsletter & blog: http://sharonwray.com

Instagram: http://bit.ly/sbwrayinsta

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharonbwray

Pinterest: https://www.instagram.com/sbwray/


** Special Giveaway**: Sharon is giving away an ebook copy of IN SEARCH OF TRUTH to two lucky readers who comment on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog. Happy Reading!


Thanks, Sharon, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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26 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, Deadly Force Book 3 by Sharon Wray #Military #Thriller

  1. This book sounds both fun and intriguing. I would love to read it!

  2. Yvonne Cruz says:

    Another book that looks worth reading.

  3. Glenda M says:

    I love how you work real history into your books in this series, Sharon!

  4. Tamara Kasyan says:

    I love this series and can’t wait to read this book!

  5. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Sharon, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love the concept of this book. Love the anthropologist angle. Had thought to be one back in college. Cannot wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing your new release with us today!

  6. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Wow! Twists and turns everywhere!
    Thanks, Karen and Sharon.

  7. Eileen AW says:

    Thanks for sharing your book. It sounds intriguing.

  8. Sarah Wente says:

    Not entering.
    Sharon’s writing is fabulous! So glad for Zack & Allison story!

  9. ELF says:

    Kudos to you for doing your research. This looks like a fascinating series. Good luck on the release and thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Sherry Aldrich says:

    Congratulations Sharon! I cant wait to read this book.

  11. Latifa Morrisette says:

    This book sounds so good!

  12. bn100 says:

    sounds different

  13. Alicia Haney says:

    This book sounds intriguing and like a very good read! I would love to read it. Thank you for the chance.

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