Your bags are packed and you have finally made it through security. Alas, you are now seated on the plane and ready to begin a much needed holiday! Imagine that feeling and you will understand exactly how I feel whenever beginning a new book. It is with great anticipation that I start reading, with hopes the book will take me away on an adventure.
As you start reading Circumvent, my latest release, your adventure begins in Lahaina, on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Here you will meet newlyweds, Nikki and Ruggiero. It is now time to get your taste buds ready because Nikki is a food writer for a national magazine, and Ruggiero is a world renown pastry chef. If you enjoy dessert, you will delight in reading about the silken layers of Ruggiero’s Kona coffee and macadamia nut cream on a bed of decadent dark chocolate.
But hold on! Did you know that Lyon, France has been called the World Capital of Gastronomy? Lyon is also known as the Gastronomical Capital of France. In simple terms, Lyon, France is home to amazing food, and is a fitting destination for Nikki and Ruggiero to visit. Unfortunately their French holiday mutates into a waking nightmare.
While safe and secure in your own home, and perhaps reading beside a crackling fire, you can read about Nikki’s work assignment gone wrong, and how Ruggiero stops at nothing to find her. As you follow their travels through Vieux-Lyon, meaning Old Lyon, you will learn about the intriguing secret passages called Traboules.
Of course, one cannot exist among such gastronomical pleasures without sampling the cuisine. Even during tragedy everyone has to eat, so I do mention a few yummy delights along the way.
My main goal in writing this book was a simple one. I wanted to make you smile. While reading, I hope you are caught up in the story, leaving any and all concerns behind. My gift to you is a vacation without having to pack. Enjoy!
About the Author
Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience. The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters. Circumvent is the third mystery novel for writer S.K. Derban.
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Imagine living in a quaint, beach front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing
When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. When she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize.
CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.