DEAD AGAIN by Tracy Cooper-Posey
A Romantic Thriller
Romance Suspense Novel
They killed him—now they’re back for any survivors.
Sophie Ryerson, divorced mother of two, is struggling to make a go of her small town café and raise her children. The man she loved is dead—has been for ten long years. Jack Laubreaux saved her life after their plane crashed in the rugged Rockies, then died of his own injuries. But she still misses him, so when a drifter who reminds her of Jack shows up in Serenity Falls, she’s drawn to him.
Martin Stride just wants a job and a warm place to sleep for the cold Rocky Mountain winter. That’s about all life has to offer him these days. He would have stayed out of this small Montana town if he’d known a pretty woman would take a fancy to him. That never ends well for him.
His pursuers let him live, as long as he settled for not having a life. But this time, he can’t seem to make himself walk away. Which means he’ll have to protect Sophie and her family, with no one to depend on but a corrupt local sheriff who wants her too.
Small town law enforcement isn’t equipped to handle a deadly Chicago crime lord whose power extends into state government and beyond. Can Martin assemble them into a team? Because this time, he’s not running. This time he’ll use all resources to stir up the power elite until he reaches the rot at their dark core.
A thrill ride through the Rockies and beyond—get your copy of DEAD AGAIN today!
A Romantic Suspense Thriller Novel
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I am a big fan of Tracy Cooper-Posey and read quite a few of her books, but haven´t tried any of the category "thriller", because I after the birth of my son I became quite "touchy". But I thought to give it a try with this book- and it was great! It had the right amount of suspense and love, the plot was great and the main characters are very likeable.
Thrillers aren't usually my first choice, but this was on my radar for a while, and boy, it didn't disappoint. It's quite fast-paced and mostly surprising! When you think it's going one way boom! goes the other and so on. Its fascinating how I can still get engaged and surprised by a book, 100% recommend.
Action, suspense, and emotion combine to create a fast paced book that is fun to read.
In Dead Again, you’ll find to romance, action, intrigue- all rolled up into a beautifully packaged story! On the run for years, burying his previous identity, Jack can run from everything except Sophie.
Ten years after they first met, Sophie has rebuilt her life, believing Jack to be dead. Imagine her shock when he reappears in her life - Jack, too, feels the shock of recognition when he accidentally stumbles into
Sophie’s little town. The two rediscover their friendship, which turns into something so much more, as Jack’s past threatens to catch up with him - which of course it does. Can Jack face his demons and conquer them? Will he disappear quietly into the night? What Sophie accept Jack’s decision or fight for him?
Cooper-Posey spins a very engaging tale that you won’t want to put down for a second - I highly recommend this book. It’s a fun read, curled up under a warm blanket with your favorite beverage.
I absolutely loved this story. The terrific characters and wonderfully intricate plot grab your attention and won't let go of you until the final word. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a well-crafted story.
You know the action will be high when you start with a plane crash. In a remote area, with only two survivors. Sophie is down on a ledge with compound fractures in her leg. Jack lowers everything necessary for comfort and survival to the ledge.
Those five days spent together were life-changing. Married, then divorced from a man who reminded her of Jack, Sophie now is raising her two children in a small mountain town. When a drifter reminds her of Jack, she questions herself.
I found myself completely immersed in this story. The danger, intrigue, and depth of feelings will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.
This book grabbed my attention from the first sentence and never let go. Sophie and Jack are the lone survivors of a plane crash and save each other’s lives during their five days in the wilderness before being rescued. Jack later dies from his injury while on the operating table but his short time in Sophie’s life has changed her forever. Trading the hustle and bustle of L.A. to live in a small town near mountains reminiscent of the ones she stared at for five days with Jack she tries to move on with her life, but there’s always been something missing...until a drifter shows up in her town. A drifter that looks an awful lot like a dead man she can never forget. As “Martin’s” story unfolds the vague threat and danger of ‘them’ becomes more real. Who do you trust? Who can be believed? Who would crash a whole plane to silence one man? And why?
This would make a good Mark Wahlberg movie.
Jack and Sophie meet when their plane goes down in the mountains. What follows is a gripping, thrilling, at times sad, murderous romp all tied up neatly at the end with no cliff hanger. My favorite character was Sophie, she is a strong, determined woman that lost her way and found it again. Oh how much I wanted her to find herself again! This is a fast paced story full of interesting characters, which Tracy Cooper-Posey is so good at writing for us readers.
Tracy Cooper-Posey does suspense exceptionally well. I was less than a third of the way into the book and wanted to cry for Sophie and Jack. It's an exciting read with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing, "what next?"
Fascinating story full of suspense, anticipation and my favourite...romance. I couldn't help myself, became completely enthralled, and read it in one sitting!
A traumatic event brought the characters together and then they spent years apart but I still enjoyed a pulse pause moment when their chemistry ignited.
The strong and independent female lead was a great match for the alpha hero.
Both characters had their moments to shine and I enjoyed watching their relationship bloom with love and respect.
The backbone of intrigue in the book held me captivated and I was delighted by several unpredictable plot twists.
I thoroughly enjoyed this suspense romance and would highly recommend it, even if, like me, you don't usually read suspense.
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EXCERPT FROM DEAD AGAIN
COPYRIGHT © TRACY COOPER-POSEY 2012
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Even though Jack’s condition didn’t change for the rest of the day, that night Sophie found her sleep disturbed by dreams of being left alone on the ledge to die a slow death by starvation and exposure.
Her uneasiness must have seeped through her sleep as chatter, or perhaps she wasn’t keeping as serene an expression as she thought, for the next morning over their breakfast of coffee and dry cake, Jack said, “You’re worrying too much, Sophie. I haven’t keeled over yet and it’s been seventy-two hours, now.”
A little of her dread lifted after that.
Besides, it was such a beautiful day that just looking at it left her genuinely speechless with delight.
The sun was out in full, with a cloudless sky dancing attendance. No fog or low cloud cover inhibited her view of the mountains that guarded her nights. She studied them, trying to absorb their scale, the sheer size of them. They reached up high into the sky. The perfect light made them seem a lot closer, a wonderful illusion that kept drawing her eyes.
These mountains had stood so while time passed them by. The little drama playing out at their knees would have no impact on them.
She shivered. The study left her feeling small and insignificant.
“Jack, why are the mountains over there sheer and rocky? They’ve hardly got any trees until much lower down—it’s all vertical walls.” Walls that had been built at a crazy angle, the parallel lines of seamed rock that should have been horizontal were tilted anywhere between forty and fifty degrees, running down into the tree line below.
But the mountain they were on was a giant’s weedy playing field, grassed over and scattered with trees and tilted at an angle that would have had the giant’s marbles rolling furiously down to the valley floor.
Jack looked up from the rope he was braiding out of strips of foraged cloth. “You’ve never been in the mountains before, have you?”
“I kept meaning to go but just never got around to it. There was always something better to do.” Like working. The need to push ahead, score political points and maybe get herself noticed by the partners had always pushed the idea of clearing her vacation time far down the list of priorities. Besides, a trip to the mountains was out of her financial reach. “I saw the San Gabriels once, on a clear day.”
“Angelinos….” Jack muttered, shaking his head ruefully.
“What?” she demanded. “So I’m from Los Angeles. So sue me.”
But Jack was laughing. “And I suppose Colorado is a flyover state, so far as you’re concerned.”
The laugh got her. She grinned. “Until now,” she agreed. “Is that where we are? Colorado?”
“I’m pretty sure. North, though. North of Boulder, even Loveland.”
They had been flying from Las Vegas to St. Louis, the second hop of a three-leg journey that would have eventually got her into New York. It had been the only tickets she could get without going standby. As Donald, her stickler of a boss, wouldn’t have tolerated delay if she’d been forced to wait for another flight, she’d picked the sure thing. New York by Thursday, lunchtime.
“Northern Colorado…that’s pretty far north of where we should have passed over, right?”
“It’s off the direct line if you’re looking at a map but the pilots would have been flying the great curve. It’s definitely north of where we should be, though,” he agreed. “I think the pilots wanted to get out of commercial air space to start. Out of the corridor. Then they were too busy just trying to put her down as gently as possible.”
“Why get out of commercial air space? Surely that’s where they’d look?”
He was frowning, the inward stare she’d come to know. This was impinging on those areas he’d declared off-limits. But this time she got an answer of sorts and wished she hadn’t.
“I think the radio was one of the first victims of the…accident. They couldn’t send a mayday. Maybe they couldn’t hold altitude. No, I know they couldn’t, or we wouldn’t be here. You can’t allow yourself to drift into other lanes. You’d be putting other aircraft at risk. So if you can’t hold your lane, then you have to get out—way out. Which they did.”
His terse answer opened a small door of illumination upon the endless minutes of noise and fear she’d lived through that night, clutching the arms of her chair and waiting for the long fall to the ground. The pilots, whoever they were, must have fought the plane every foot of the way to its resting place.
“They deserve a medal,” she said.
Jack was quiet for a long minute. “More,” he said, his voice rough. “They deserve to have their life back. I wish I had the power to give it to them. I really do.” Abruptly he stood and thrust his hands into his pockets. “Gotta go.” He headed for the gully and the wire rope that let him climb to the top.
She listened to his ascent, turning over the puzzling note of distress in his voice.