From the Inside Flap
They wanted a relaxing Caribbeanvacation. Instead, they must fight for their lives...
Jordan flung her door open and jumped from the jeep.As Ellie crouched to follow, Jordan leaned close to her ear and whispered,"Bring your bag and hurry."Propelling Ellie to the outhouse beside the cafe,Jordan opened the door and pushed her inside."Ouch! Don't be so rough. You know I bruise easily.""Ellie, sober up and listen to me. Our guide'spacking a--""Yes, I noticed he has a nice package." Ellie smirkedthen belched.Jordan grabbed Ellie by her upper arms and shook herhard, itching to slap her friend across the face. "Pay attention--our lives maydepend on it! He has a concealed dagger, a roll of duct tape on the floor ofthe Jeep, and a tattoo with 'Madras 16' on his upper arm. I recognized thetattoo from last night's news. He's a gang member and some of his buddies werearrested for drug trafficking in La Ceiba."Frustrated with the still-vacant look in Ellie'seyes, Jordan gave her another shake before repeating, "La Ceiba. You know. Theplace where the airport bus let us off."Ellie's liquor-fueled high crashed and burned. "Holyshit. You got to be kidding!""Do I look like I'm kidding? Follow me."
About the Author
Donna J. Warner, before joining the fiction writing industry, first as a freelance editor and then as a published author, was communication manager for the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres. Prior to that, she tutored ESL students; taught college-level education courses; and founded a registered private vocational school. A keen cottager, Donna enjoys the challenges of climbing in and out of her kayak without getting dunked and trying to outsmart fish. Home is a country property on the outskirts of Guelph, Ontario. She is a member of ITW and the CWC. Gloria Ferris is the award-winning author of the Cornwall and Redfern mysteries that feature serious crimes and far-from-serious protagonists. Death’s Footprint is her second crime thriller co-written with author, Donna Warner. When not writing, Gloria works on character profiles,researches plotlines, and is often heard to mutter, “I wish I’d written that!” She is a member of the CWC, the ITW, and ALLi. Gloria returned to her native Guelph, Ontario, after retiring from her job as procedure writer at a nuclear power plant. She spent more than twenty-five years in Kincar dine and Port Elgin, small towns which inspire her mysteries.