Lucy Kincaid Returns in BEST LAID PLANS

on August 4, 2015

Today is the day … Lucy Kincaid is back in BEST LAID PLANS, the 9th (can you believe it NINTH????) book in her series!

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I’m very excited about this book … the last Lucy book was DEAD HEAT 14 months ago.

So what’s been going on with Lucy?

The Lucy Kincaid Story So Far

In LOVE ME TO DEATH, Lucy was a suspect in the murder of one of her rapists who, unknown to her, had been released early from prison and found executed only miles from where she lived in Washington, DC. When she found out her family lied in a failed effort to protect her, she turned to private investigator Sean Rogan for help. In KISS ME, KILL ME while Sean and Lucy are in New York City looking for Sean’s missing teen-age cousin, they end up helping the FBI solve the case of the Cinderella Strangler. After these adventures, Sean and Lucy take a vacation in IF I SHOULD DIE, where they uncover dark secrets in a small Adirondacks town.

Lucy is thrilled when she’s finally accepted into the FBI Academy! While waiting for her session to start, she worked as an analyst under the watchful eye of Special Agent Noah Armstrong. When the mistress of a congressman ends up dead, Lucy connects the murder with the deaths of several high priced call girls in SILENCED. Finally at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Lucy’s mentor asks her to help with a cold case in STALKED—that may be connected to the murder of a true crime writer who was looking into Lucy’s own tragic past. In STOLEN, Sean risks his reputation and his life when he agrees to go undercover for the FBI — by stepping back into his old shoes of computer hacking and theft with his former college friends.

In COLD SNAP, the Kincaid family Christmas reunion is threatened by murder… Patrick takes center stage in the first of three mysteries when he helps a family friend track down a missing teenager. Lucy, Sean, Kate and Dillon are stuck in a Denver hotel during a blizzard — with a dead body. And back home in San Diego, a pregnant Carina Kincaid is taken hostage by a grieving soldier who believes someone killed his sister and needs help to prove it.

Fourteen months after Lucy and Sean’s first adventure, Lucy becomes a sworn FBI agent and assigned to San Antonio, Texas. One of her first major assignments is a joint task force called Operation Heatwave, a major inter-agency warrant sweep headed up by the DEA. But when one of their targets bolts and they uncover a virtual prison in the basement of his house, it’s clear there is something far more insidious going on in DEAD HEAT.


BEST LAID PLANS pushes Lucy to her limits. When the corpse of Harper Worthington—a government contractor and the husband of a sitting congresswoman—is found naked in a motel on the wrong side of town, it’s up to Lucy to locate the last person to see him alive: a teenage prostitute who seems to have vanished into thin air. Lucy’s boyfriend Sean is hired by Worthington’s company to ensure the information is secure, putting Lucy at odds with her new by-the-book partner. But nothing is as it seems and Lucy uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy run by a ruthless killer who will do anything to get what he wants—and kill anyone who stands in his way.

Then, in November NO GOOD DEED takes up two weeks after BEST LAID PLANS. Former DEA agent Nicole Rollins, in prison for murder and conspiracy, makes a daring escape—jeopardizing a busload of children and killing five officers. Some believe Rollins has fled the country. But Lucy suspects her plan is far more sinister—a taunting game of cat and mouse that hits much closer to home. First, an FBI agent with a connection to Texas is killed in Washington. Then, Sean’s brother Kane disappears on a mission and Sean travels to Mexico to find him. Time is running out. The body count is rising. Rollins wants more than revenge—she wants to destroy everything Lucy holds dear…

RT Book Reviews gave BEST LAID PLANS a Top Pick! I hope you enjoy these books, because I’m about to start … can you believe it? … Lucy Kincaid #11 and #12. They will be published close together at the end of 2016/early 2017 and will keep Kane Rogan’s story going … and Noah Armstrong will return on special assignment in San Antonio. I can hardly wait to find out what happens … because when I start writing, I never know where the story is going to end up …

Thank you for being loyal readers. Check out my new landing page on my website, highlighting San Antonio, Lucy’s new home …