Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE DECEPTION, Maximum Security Book 2 by Kat Martin #Action #Adventure #Romance

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Maximum Security Book 2


When missing turns to murdered, one woman’s search for answers will take her to a place she never wanted to go…

After searching for her sister for two long years, Kate Gallagher is devastated when she’s called to the morgue to identify Chrissy’s body, the runaway teen the victim of a brutal attack. Guilt and grief send Kate into a tailspin. She failed Chrissy once…she won’t do it again. Even if finding her sister’s killer means following a lethal bounty hunter into the heart of darkness, placing both their lives in danger.

Working at Maximum Security has taken Jason Maddox down some dangerous paths, but never for a client he’s so drawn to, or for a case so monstrous. As clues lead them deeper into the city’s underbelly, connections to human trafficking draw them closer and closer to peril, but even Jase’s warnings can’t convince Kate to walk away. As the deadly operation puts a target on their backs, they’ll have to decide what matters most: the truth…or their lives.



Martin revs the power from page one of this fast-paced romantic thriller, the second novel in her Maximum Security series (after The Conspiracy). After Kate Gallagher’s runaway younger sister, Chrissy, is murdered, she’s determined to find the killer, no matter what it takes. Bounty hunter Jason “Hawk” Maddox, a former Marine, doesn’t do relationships, but he’s quite willing to dance with Kate and start nudging her toward his bed; then she blurts out that her sister was killed. When Kate hires Hawk’s employer, Maximum Security, to investigate the murder, Martin immediately begins leading her well-drawn characters through a high-octane plot with hair-raising twists and turns, skillfully dragging red herrings everywhere. A subplot about a terrified, trafficked 13-year-old crackles with undeniable energy, as does the hot romance between Kate and Hawk. Even Martin’s most despicable characters (especially pedophile Denny Rayburg) are complex, adding to readers’ emotional investment. Fans of romantic suspense won’t be able to put this book down until the final page is turned, and Martin is likely to recruit thriller readers as well as romance fans with this snappy story. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM. (Sept.)


Maximum Security Book 2


As I was finishing the last few pages of upcoming novel, THE DECEPTION, Hawk Maddox and Kate Gallagher’s story, I got an interesting phone call.  I’m fortunate to be represented by a literary agency in New York as well as an agency in Hollywood.

Since I love movies, I’ve always wanted to see one of my books made into a feature film. The Hollywood agency phoned about my novel BEYOND REASON.  The story is set in Texas, an action adventure that revolves around the rivalry between Carly Drake, who inherits her grandfather’s failing trucking firm, and powerful, multimillionaire Lincoln Cain, her number one competitor.

Worse yet, Carly needs Linc’s help to find the men who are willing to kill to keep her from making Drake Trucking successful again.

Big money is involved.  And very big danger.

The transaction involving the rights was exciting from beginning to end, with David Haring at TinRes Entertainment making the offer, several agents negotiating the terms,and me thrilled to have a chance to see one of my books made into a film.  Most likely, the story will be a made-for-TV movie, but it is also optioned with the possibility of a major motion picture or TV series.  I would love to see 6’5” Lincoln Cain on a weekly TV show!

Once the deal was completed, I went back to work on THE DECEPTION, which is being released September 10th.  I hope you will watch for it and that you will also keep an eye out for Linc and Carly’s movie.  It takes years to complete a film but I promise to keep you posted on details as they come in.

Till then happy reading and all best wishes, Kat

About Author Kat Martin…

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense


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8 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE DECEPTION, Maximum Security Book 2 by Kat Martin #Action #Adventure #Romance

  1. How exciting it must be for her to have a movie made from her book! Congratulations!

  2. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Kat, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. What exciting news. Doubled! I’m thrilled you have a new book out AND that you got a movie deal. Can’t wait to see the movie. I’m sure it will be great. Thanks for sharing your books with us today, Kat!

  3. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Wowsers! Congratulations! Love your books!
    Thank you, Karen and Kat!

  4. Samantha says:

    How exciting to have a movie come from your book. Sounds intriguing. Hopefully I will be able to catch it.

  5. Judy Tulloch says:

    Deception sounds like it’s a continuous page turner from beginning to end! Like what I read in the blurb.
    How exciting about the movie. Congratulations Kat! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks Karen!

  6. Eileen AW says:

    How exciting!! Thank you so much for sharing your news with us.

  7. Helen Rodin Drake says:

    Hi Kat,
    Deception sounds like an engaging read. I enjoyed the short excerpt I read.

  8. How exciting! I loved Beyond Reason and think a movie would be thrilling. I am looking forward to The Deception.

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