Shaken (Paperback)

By Pamela Beason

Wildwing Press, 9780979876875, 280pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012



ELISA'S IN TROUBLE... Elisa Langston is the obvious choice to take over the Langston Green plant nursery after her father's sudden death. Her beautiful blond stepsister Charlie and stepmother Gail manage the family's flower shops, while Elisa feels more at home driving a backhoe. But after Elisa takes charge, Langston Green is hit by a wave of disasters: vandalism, arson, an earthquake. Money is stolen and the main building is burned to the ground. As the business hurtles towards failure, Elisa feels more desperate with each passing day. Can things get any worse? NOW JAKE'S OUT TO NAIL HER... Jake Street remembers fiery Elisa from high school, where he secretly lusted after her. He's glad she doesn't recall the little geek he was then. Now he's a muscular ex-detective turned insurance investigator, determined to do a good job on this last case before he enters the FBI. Repeated damage claims from Langston Green point toward insurance fraud, and the evidence is quickly stacking up against Elisa. Elisa's exotic Latina charms may still be alluring, but if she's a criminal, she certainly won't get any special treatment; Jake will make sure she ends up in handcuffs.

About the Author

Pamela Beason lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes novels and screenplays and works as a private investigator. When she's not on the job, she explores the natural world on foot, in cross-country skis, in her kayak, or underwater scuba diving. Beason is the author of four full-length fiction works; The Only Witness, Shaken, Call of the Jaguar, and Endangered, as well as the non-fiction title, SAVE Your Money, Your Sanity, and Our Planet. Pamela's writing tackles difficult themes while maintaining a satisfying and enjoyable story, and has earned her multiple prizes, including the Daphne du Maurier Award. As an avid outdoorswoman and animal lover, Beason challenges the human assumption that we are the superior species. Engaging and touching, each of Beason's titles takes readers on an adventure while reminding us that drifting through life is not enough; you have to live it.