Release Blitz ➤ Hit and Run by Lori Matthews

August 04, 2020

Hit and Run by Lori Matthews

Dani Pierce is a master of the dark web - but now trouble has arrived at her front door.

Hit and Run by Lori Matthews
When a fiercely independent hacker gets in over her head, her gruff bodyguard must save them both from a web of deceit and betrayal without destroying her software or their budding love.

Gage Callahan knew his latest assignment with Callahan Security was going to be a disaster. He traipsed around Europe to locate the computer programmer he was hired to protect only to discover she's actually a hacker hiding in Alaska. Tensions mount when she narrowly escapes becoming roadkill as a vicious organization comes after her. It will take all his ingenuity to rush her to safety, especially when Gage's primary objective...get her and the prototype to New York...becomes secondary to protecting his heart from a fatal attraction to the spunky woman.

Dani Pierce is used to working on the dark web but now she is truly scared because deadly trouble has arrived at her front door. The self-reliant hacker knows she'll need help to survive her contract to build facial recognition software. The aggravating yet handsome man hired to protect her makes it clear he detests her, but that doesn't stop her from developing feelings for him.

It soon becomes apparent to Gage that Dani's in deeper than she'll admit but her answers don't explain why the deadly gang after her is always one step ahead. It will take his military skills and her hacking know-how to save not only their butts, but the budding love they've discovered in the midst of danger.

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Chapter One
The roaring of an engine and the crunch of metal hitting bone caused Dani to look up.
Her stomach lurched as she watched the blond woman who had been crossing the street directly in front of her catapult twenty feet in the air.
The woman twisted, her eyes huge, round and glassy like marbles. Her mouth formed a perfect O. Her arms flailed as she flew, her salmon-colored jacket bright against the light blue sky. She landed with a sickening thud. Bone hitting pavement this time. Her head bounced like a deflated basketball and came to rest at an awkward angle.
For one brief instant, it seemed like the world had frozen, time had stopped moving. Dani could hear her own breathing and her heart hammering in her chest. Then it was as if the world had exhaled simultaneously, and all hell broke loose.
Tires screeched. Someone screamed while a cacophony of voices cried out, demanding help and yelling for the police. The smell of exhaust filled her nose.
The van that had caused the accident zigzagged around the body then sped off down the street. Dani craned her neck to see around the crowd and caught a glimpse of the van as it turned
the corner a few blocks down. Then it disappeared from view.
Sirens drew closer. An ambulance. Dani knew there was no rush. The woman was gone.
She was dead when she was flying through the air; the woman just didn’t know it yet.
Tearing her eyes away from the scene, Dani scurried through the growing crowd, shoulders hunched, chin tilted down toward her chest. Police. The last thing she needed was to get mixed up in some investigation.
There were plenty of witnesses. Many had had their cameras out, so the police were likely to have pictures of the whole thing. She bit her lip and slowed her steps. She was abandoning the woman. Her hand shook as she brushed back a stray strand of dark brown hair.
Hair that had been the same shade as the dead woman just yesterday. She picked up speed again.
Not to be cold about it, but her life was on the line, and that woman’s was over.

Lori Matthews grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, in a house filled with books and readers. Some of her fondest memories are of reading in the same room with her mother and sisters, arguing about whose turn it was to make tea. No one wanted to put their book down!

She was introduced to different genres because of her parents’ habit of leaving books all over the house. Her mother read romance and her father read thrillers.

After two degrees, a career as a librarian, a husband and two kids, she attended a workshop in Tuscany that lit that spark for writing again. She’s been pounding the keyboard ever since.
Hit and Run is the third book in her Callahan Security series.

Lori writes what she calls romantic thrillers as she’s a true product of her upbringing! She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, a crazy dog, and a cranky cat.

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