Book Title: The Ultimate Betrayal (a Maximum Security Novel) by Kat Martin
Category: Adult Fiction (18 yrs +), 464 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Release date: December 29, 2020
Tour dates: Jan 6 to Jan 26, 2021
Content Rating: R. The “F” word is used 12 times in the book. There are some explicit consensual sex scenes.
“With plenty of suspense, The Ultimate Betrayal is exactly the kind of escape you’ve been craving.” – BOOKTRIB
When her father is accused of espionage and treason, journalist Jessie Kegan has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, he’s found dead of a heart attack…but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing aside her grief, she’s determined to use her investigative resources to clear her father’s name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay buried with her father. Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard
Brandon Garrett can’t refuse. Jessie isn’t just a client at Maximum Security —she’s the sister of his best friend, Danny, who was killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous enemies gunning for Jessie from every angle, keeping her safe will mean keeping her close, and Bran finds their mutual attraction growing, though being Danny’s sister puts Jessie out of bounds. With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have to risk everything to expose her father’s killer—before his legacy dies with his daughter.
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What is it THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL about?
It’s about the theft of chemical weapons from an army depot in Colorado. Jessie Kegan, the heroine, is determined to prove her father, an army colonel, is innocent of the crime.
We were introduced to characters from the Maximum Security San Diego office in this book and you also floated the possibility of a new office in Denver.
What does this mean for future books and/or offshoot series?
I have one more Garrett brother’s story to complete the series or at least the first part of it. Reese’s book, THE PERFECT MURDER, is finished and will be out in 2021. Currently, I’m working expanding the series into the Denver office. I’m excited to set more books in the beautiful state of Colorado
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
At the time I am writing, it all just seems like very hard work. Once I am over the half-way mark, I can begin to enjoy interacting with the characters. Jessie and Brandon were two of my all-time favorites. They just seemed to fit perfectly together.
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
The best place is traveling, which has been nearly impossible this year. Researching a story idea helps me with plotting.
Do you listen to music while you write, need total silence, or do you have the TV on?
Total silence works for me. Luckily I live 25 miles out in the country, so not much to bother me.
How do you come up with titles for your books?
I am terrible at titles. Many of them are changed by the publisher. It’s a real talent and not one I am blessed with.
If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be?
That I write stories that make you feel really good when you finish reading them.
If you could cure a disease, what would it be?
If you could only have one season, what would it be?
Fall is my favorite.
How can readers reach you?
You can find me on Facebook and Instagram at Kat Martin Author or contact me through my webpage www.katmartin.com. I always answer if I get an email.
Bestselling author Kat Martin, a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, currently resides in Missoula, Montana with Western-author husband, L. J. Martin. More than seventeen million copies of Kat’s books are in print, and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Fifteen of her recent novels have taken top-ten spots on the New York Times Bestseller List, and her novel, BEYOND REASON, was recently optioned for a feature film. Kat’s latest novel, THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, a Romantic Thriller, was released in paperback December 29th.
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