Purgatory Key

By Darrell James
Midnight Ink, Paperback, 9780738723716, 325pp.

Publication Date: August 2013

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After Lissa Rogers and Kendra Kozak set out on a summer adventure, the two teenagers arrive at Terrebonne Key, an island in the Louisiana bayou rumored to be the location of a legendary treasure. But they aren't alone on the island. Now dangerous fugitives are holding them hostage, and the girls' only hope for survival is investigator Del Shannon.

When Del learns that Lissa is the granddaughter of her former mentor, Louise Lassiter, she decides to take the case. But then Del botches the ransom money drop, and her chances of rescuing Lissa and Kendra grow slim. With time running out, Del teams up with Frank Falconet--an old flame from her past--to find the two girls, and the secret to Terrebonne Key's hidden fortune, before it's too late.

Praise for the Del Shannon series: "The fast-flowing story will engage readers. It's nice to see a woman in control in the leading role."--Kirkus Reviews

"This is a truly exciting plot which makes for a great read. Del is a very strong and competent main character that lovers of suspense, western, and mystery books will absolutely enjoy "--Suspense Magazine.

About the Author
As co-founder of James & Jordan, an Executive Search Firm based in Sugar Land, TX, Darrell has over 20 years of experience in recruiting, human resources, and diversity with the demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and managing strategic recruitment and training initiatives. Darrell was the Vice President of Hudson Inclusion Solutions Recruitment Services of the Hudson Highland Group. He was responsible for the development and delivery of diversity search and recruitment consulting services with both internal and external clients. Darrell's client list included multiple Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, MTV Networks, Coke, Frito Lay, and HSBC Bank. Previously, Darrell had been in numerous HR leadership roles for companies such as the Houston Rockets, Deloitte, Motorola, and Arizona State University. He is actively involved in several professional organizations, including: Society of Human Resource Management/HRHouston; National Black MBA; and National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Darrell is the Immediate Past President of the Houston NAAAHR Chapter, and currently the President of the Houston Black MBA Chapter. Darrell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University, and has a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Arizona State University.
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