Because it’s not apathy. Apathy is the death of nothingness. Betrayal is caring enough that you matter.
At least that’s the way Hannah looks at in Bodyguard of Lies. She tells this to Neeley, the female assassin she’s teamed up with, as they desperately try to find out the truth of their past. More accurately, the men in their past. To see through the lies and betrayals to a truth.
The title indicates this. It comes from something Winston Churchill said in the dark days of World War II.
Bodyguard of Lies, btw, is free today on Kindle.
Hannah and Neeley are introduced in Bodyguard and they’re still around, even in my Time Patrol books. I was just writing about the two of them meeting Roland, who is sort of an item now with Neeley, and how that goes in Valentines Day, my next publication, a novella that will be out shortly.
There are some concepts in Bodyguard my wife and I have spent a lot of time discussing and pondering. BTW, she wrote that line in the title. It’s hard for me to tell where her writing stops and mine starts, although she could clearly tell you. She’s got perfect memory which means she wins every argument because I can’t remember squat. Last night, when we were unloading the groceries she was being very specific in telling me where she was putting thing because she knows I won’t remember and I won’t look behind things. But I digress. One concept we like is the Cellar. We hope there is a Cellar. An organization in the shadows, with someone who only has the good of the country at heart, not personal desires. Who makes the hard, right choices.
I hope you enjoy Bodyguard and your time with Hannah and Neeley!
On another matter, quite a few comments on the last blog, which was interesting. It’s kind of funny to realize I was talking about that, then I started thinking how often I comment on blogs– and really, not much. I don’t think I’ve ever left an Amazon review. I do reviews on Goodreads at times. On the other hand, I sometimes read Amazon reviews when I’m thinking of buying something I have little idea about. But I wonder how true they are? I know Amazon works hard at it, but I have no doubt there are spam reviews. I can see them on some books, especially some big authors where there are just these bland, verified purchase reviews of 5 starts that all kind of sound the same, amidst 2 and 3 star, in-depth reviews. Ah well, it is what it is. More on the dark neighborhood is coming. If you can handle it.