Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday Wonders: THE CAPTAIN

Today's Wednesday Wonders features 
The Captain  
By Julie Coulter Bellon

Book description:

Captain Colt Mitchell is part of the elite Griffin Force team hunting down terrorist Nazer al-Raimi. After an attack on the Canadian Parliament buildings, the team gets good intel on Nazer’s whereabouts. They plan to grab him, but when the mission goes wrong, Colt is captured and dragged away. Bruised, restrained, and disoriented, Colt is stunned to see Brenna Wilson, the Canadian intelligence officer who broke his heart years ago, standing next to Nazer. But how deep is she in the operation and can she help Colt escape?

After the devastating attack on Canadian soil, Brenna is recruited to go undercover to find out what Nazer is planning next. She’s close to her goal until her former flame Colt Mitchell is taken hostage. Walking away from him has always been her biggest regret and she knows she has to save him, even if it blows her mission. Taking matters into her own hands, she pulls off a daring escape, but Colt and Brenna must learn to trust each other again if they want to stay alive. With their hearts and their lives on the line can they survive long enough to stop Nazer from ravaging another country’s sense of security?

Short Excerpt:

          She went to the side of the metal cot and looked down at his face.  Her heart rate sped up and she blinked, not believing what her eyes were seeing. The nose that was just a little crooked, the proud chin, the short dark hair.  A roar of blood rushed through her ears and she grabbed the side table for support.  She knew this man.  Once upon a time, she’d known his face almost as well as her own. 
          How can Colt Mitchell be here? When she left to join counter-intelligence and he joined Joint Task Force 2, she’d thought she’d never see him again.  Why was he here? She immediately reached for the bonds strapping him to the bed before she pushed her instinct down. She couldn’t untie him. She couldn’t help him at all.
          Clenching her fists, she tried to quell the panic rising within her. Colt would recognize her and her cover would be blown. Not to mention that Nazer would kill them both.  She had to get him out. But helping him in any way would blow her cover as well. She was stuck.
          What could she do?
          Taking a breath and letting it out, she brushed his hair back.  His cheek was swelling, the eye above it already swollen shut, and he was covered in soot. He’d obviously been in a fire and a fight.  Turning him slightly she could see an angry burn on his neck. At least that was one thing she could help him with. Quickly grabbing the discarded cloth napkin from the side table, she dipped it in the water jug. She glanced back at the unconscious man, still trying to wrap her brain around the fact that Colt was here.  She wrung out the napkin and came back to his side, gently pressing the wet fabric against the burn. It wouldn’t do much, but at least it was something.
          Standing there, offering such a small comfort, she felt tears clog her throat.  Once he was awake her hands would be tied, and she wouldn’t be able to even offer him water. Could she really watch him suffer?
           her lip, she dipped the napkin in the cool water once more. So many memories of their time together, the flirting, the fun, the way he’d looked at her when they’d said goodbye. How could they have come to this?
          “I’m sorry,” she whispered as she drew back and picked up the tray. Closing her eyes for a moment, she gathered herself, then left the room and shut the door.

About Julie Coulter Bellon:

Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website

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1 comment:

  1. What a story this sounds to be. Best wishes for continued success. Angela Raines