A Taste for Danger by H.K.Sterling


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Still licking his wounds over blowing it with the love of his life, Detective Jack Heart

finds himself in over his head with corporate politics, treachery, and vipers of the female variety.

Under pressure to solve the case, Jack’s taste for danger will place him and those he loves on a

collision course with disaster.

Still licking his wounds over blowing it with Carolyn Woods, the love of his life, Jack

Heart drinks to excess daily. His apartment is in shambles, he’s isolated himself from all his

friends, and he stumbles to the couch every night to sleep off an alcoholic stupor. All that

changes when he receives a phone call with a job offer from a man he barely knew.

Suddenly, Jack must track down an embezzler inside a swanky corporation riff with

politics, game-playing, and treachery. The deeper Jack goes, the more dirt he finds. Can this out-
of-place detective survive and still crack the case? Not to mention some women he works with

have plans for him—plans that are way more than he bargained for.

One thing is certain: Jack’s taste for danger will take him to the edge of disaster.


As he gathered his jacket up to go, another visitor stopped by. At the door stood Cheryl

Wong. “Hola. Habla usted español u otros idiomas?” Cheryl was a petite woman with pale skin

and dark hair that hung loosely around her shoulders. Attractive, now that he saw her up close.

Jack stared at her, perplexed.

She came in and closed the door. Then she took a seat at his desk. She seemed

comfortable, like she had done this before. “Sorry,” she said now in English. That’s just my way

with new people. I like to find out if there are any other bilinguals here and Spanish is the most


“Ah,” said Jack. “Well, I speak a little football and baseball, but that’s about it.”

Cheryl laughed. She was prettier when she smiled. But then most women were.

“You are on your way out?” she asked. “I was wondering if you could do me a favor? My

car is in the shop and I took the subway here this morning, but I don’t want to take it back after

dark. Would you be able to give me a lift home?”

Jack was nothing if not gallant. “Sure, I could do that.”

Then she threw a twist in. “You know, there’s a bar on the way. We could stop and have a


Jack studied her. What was she up to? He’d have to go through with it to figure her out.

“If you’re up to it,” she added.

“Okay, sure. But I can’t stay too late.”

“You have a wife or partner?”

Blunt, this one. “No, I just have some work I have to get to.”

“Your first day, and they’re already piling it on? That hardly seems fair.” She pouted her

lips in sympathy.

About The Author


H.K. Sterling is an author with Breathless Press known for stories with imagination,

intelligence, a kick, and twist endings. She likes to focus her writing on romantic suspense,

science-fiction, shorts, and anything that is spicy and unexpected. Sometimes her books may

even go dark. H.K. lives in Virginia with her husband who graciously puts up with her passion

for writing. H.K. currently has a Short Spy Romance out called Eyes Only, a Mystery/Thriller

titled A Taste For Killing, and two short stories in the Breathless Press Anthology, My Bloody

Valentine. H.K.’s books are suitable for 18+.

Catch up with H.K. Sterling on the following media:

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/hksterling

Twitter: @HKSterling

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HK-Sterling/426989014069244?ref=hl

Email: HK.Sterling@aol.com

HK Sterling “Undercover Blog”: http://hksterling1.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/HKSterling


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