Wednesday Work in Progress…



I thought I’d give yo a sneak peek at Cold Truth, Book 3 of the Delarosa Secrets trilogy.  🙂

Cold Truth copyright c. 2015 T.A. Chase


Taking a deep breath, Victor stopped himself from fidgeting. The head of the Delarosa cartel didn’t twitch—or show any other kind of nerves—even when he was worried about the man he loved. He shoved the thought deep in the back of his mind. Victor couldn’t think about love or the future. Being who he was, there wasn’t a future for him unless it was in a prison cell somewhere. Yet Victor held out hope he could change the outcome.

“Senor Perez’s car is at the gate,” Valdez spoke from where he stood in the doorway of Victor’s study.

He waved to show Valdez he’d heard him, but didn’t say anything as he stared out the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the manicured back yard. Can I do this? Is it possible for me to change my destiny? Giving a full body shake, Victor focused on what he could control.

Someone had sold him out, and he was going to hunt the person down. No one snitched to law enforcement without feeling the consequences. He was sure Bieito was already on top of that.

Stuffing his hands in his pants’ pockets, he frowned as one of the guards roaming the grounds walked into sight. The man was smoking and had his gun slung over his shoulder instead of in his hands. Things had gotten lax here while Victor was in Texas. That would stop right there. He wouldn’t allow any of the men to forget what their job was, protecting the compound from other cartels and the police.

He turned back to the room then picked up a pen to write a note for Bieito to call a meeting of the security unit. After that was done, he put the pen back in the drawer before pulling out a cell phone. No one knew about it. Not even Bieito. He fiddled with it for a moment then returned it.

Victor tugged on his suit coat, shrugging it into position. Smoothing his hands down the front of it, he’d never admit it was to get rid of the sweat on his palms. Christ! When did I turn into such a nervous nelly? It’s not like I haven’t met Bieito before. Yet it was the first time he saw him after Bieito was arrested in order to keep Victor from being taken by the DEA in Houston.

I owe him so much, but how do I give him what he really wants when it would mean our deaths?

He asked that question of himself every day and hadn’t been able to come up with the right answer. Maybe some day he would, and they could be happy.

Valdez fell in step behind Victor as he left the study to make his way to the front of the house. He went out onto the porch just as the black sedan pulled up.

One Response “Wednesday Work in Progress…”

  1. josexpressions says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait ’til this comes out!

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