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Whitney Steel Novels: Interview with a Villain – Nathan Shaw #books #characters

Meet Nathan Shaw from Reflection, Retribution and Resurrect. Let’s get started with the interview.

What one word best describes you?

Nathan: “Distinct.“

What are you passionate about these days?

Nathan: “What I have been passionate about most of my life. Genetics and cloning. I do not understand why people recoil at the idea of human copies—healthy manufactured humans.“

You were one of the first companies to clone animals almost thirty years ago. Would you consider cloning humans?

Nathan: “Of course if it was legal in this country. Hopefully, it will be one day.“

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Nathan: “I was Las Vegas Man of the Year six years running and made the cover of Time magazine twice.“

You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you’d buy?

Nathan: (Glances at the wall clock) “Apparently, you haven’t done any background on me. If Miss Steel was conducting this interview, at least she would have done her homework first. I own ShawBioGen, a seventy-five billion dollar Biotech company. The last thing I need is money.”

Who should play you in a film?

Nathan: “John Malkovich. Brilliant actor. I heard he gave a stellar performance portraying serial killer, Jack Unterweger, on stage in Vienna.“

Who is your favorite author?

Nathan: “Elmore Leonard. I enjoy his realism writing style.“

Do you play any sports?

Nathan: “No, I run a couple miles daily to keep in shape.“

What would we find under your bed?

Nathan: (Glances at the clock again) “If you are going to continue with this silly line of questioning, we are done here.”

Ok, then…what is something you want people to know about you?

Nathan: That I have done a lot of good in my life. I’ve donated millions of dollars a year to food banks and homeless shelters around the country and will continue to do so. I’ve also put millions into healthcare and scientific research.“

Tell us about your greatest achievement.

Nathan: “There have been so many but I can’t discuss my greatest at this point. Instead I will say…developing medications that cure diseases and improve lives. In particular, genetic illnesses and recessive disorders that devastate families. Apparently, you didn’t read my company’s press kit. You really do remind me so much of the lovely, Miss Steel.”

What was the scariest moment of your life?

Nathan: “When my sister died of Menkes Syndrome, a dreadful disorder that affects copper levels in the body, leading to copper deficiency and extensive neuro-degeneration of the brain and eventual death. Like most children with Menkes, they die within the first decade of life, usually infancy, as Katherine did. She’s the reason I began my research work into genetic disorders.“

Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?

Nathan: “The first rule of business. Employees are replaceable.”

If you could apologize to someone in your past, what would you say?

Nathan: I don’t apologize. I have nothing to apologize for. I do, however, have a message for FBI agent, Blake Neely, and the lovely, Miss Steel.”

And what’s that?

Nathan: “Don’t get too comfortable…you are replaceable.”

That sounds like a threat.

Nathan: (Smiles)

New #Audiobook Release: Real Life Evil (A #TrueCrime Quickie – Book 1) #Audible

REAL LIFE EVIL, the first book in the True Crime Quickie series is now available in audiobook at Audible! The true crime short stories are narrated by Jason Fella. This series is perfect for people who don’t have a lot of free time to listen to a full-length audiobook…Quickies (an hour or under). $3.95 US or free with 30-day trial membership

“Hiding in Plain Sight” is the chilling account of serial killer Jack Unterweger, one of the most clever, manipulative predators of the 20th century…and the most dangerous.

“A Message from the Grave” examines the events surrounding the unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, a case which would spawn the largest murder investigation in Long Island, New York’s history as an elusive serial killer continues to elude authorities.

Coming soon to Amazon and iTunes!

Meet Whitney Steel! GET Reflection (Book 1) for #FREE #IAN1 #ASMSG

Happy 3rd Book Anniversary! It was three years ago this month when Reflection, the first book in the action-packed Whitney Steel series was published. It’s been an incredible journey thanks to thousands of readers who have enjoyed the series so far. Thank you!

To celebrate this wonderful anniversary, I’m offering Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One) for FREE for a limited time! It’s a great time to meet investigative reporter Whitney Steel and friends.

What Others Are Saying

“Reflection is a deeply emotional romantic suspense that starts bold and holds you captive to the very end.” New York Times Bestseller, Dianna Love

“This was definitely an intriguingly phenomenal read. Cresswell is an amazingly captivating and suspenseful storyteller who is able to switch gears at the flip of the hat.” Pure Jonel Book Reviews

“Cinematic writing, powerful visuals, sleek, fast, utterly sexy, notches above anything we have read before!” UP Authors

“Action packed from page one…an impressively laid out passionate thrill ride!” InD’Tale Magazine (indtale.com)

“I anticipated a Booth and Bones relationship (from the Bones TV Series) and I wasn’t wrong…this book is definitely worth reading.” Quality Reads UK Book Club

(contains violence and sexual situations)

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Don’t forget to grab a copy of Retribution (Book Two) and Resurrect (Book Three)! You aren’t going to want to miss the rest of the exciting romantic thriller series! Watch for Redemption (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book Four) coming in 2018!

 

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Spring is here!!

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RESURRECT – Book 3 of the action-packed Whitney Steel series is here! #newrelease #IAN1

Resurrect is here!

Whitney Steel is back in the third book of the action-packed Whitney Steel series! A heart-pounding thriller about an infectious outbreak in the tradition of Robin Cook and John J. Nance.

After two prominent scientists working at privately owned BSL-4 labs in Nevada and Texas are found murdered, no one makes the connection until investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, receives information about a possible biological attack using a new chimera virus known as ‘Resurrect’.

But when Whitney begins to unravel the truth as to who is behind the threat, enemies far and near surface, and a shocking discovery into the past may change her life forever in a race against the clock.

 

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Available in trade paperback and coming soon in audio!

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Get caught up with the rest of the Whitney Steel series!

Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One)

A page-turning debut in the tradition of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Michael Connelly.  Reflection is a romantic thriller fueled with heart-pounding suspense and high-octane action.

“A deeply emotional romantic suspense that starts bold and holds you captive to the very end.” — New York Times Bestseller, Dianna Love

Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.
She found it. Now it may kill her.
After receiving a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, Whitney vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.
When she’s nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective–at least not right away.
Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago…
Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?
Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many–Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

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Retribution (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book Two)

Whitney Steel is back in the action-packed sequel to Reflection! Whitney Steel is back in the action-packed sequel to Reflection!

For fans of Russell Blake, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner. Retribution is a romantic thriller fueled with action-packed suspense.

“Retribution pulls the reader in from the first page and delivers twists until the very last word! — Stacy Green, international bestselling author of Tin God

THE WAR HAS JUST BEGUN…
Once the leader of the Sur del Calle cartel, Colombia’s largest drug trafficking organization, Pablo Sanchez patiently waits to exact his revenge against Blake Barnett, the FBI agent who killed his twin brother over a decade ago.After one failed attempt forces Sanchez to flee the United States, he hatches a bold new plan. This time Blake has something to lose: his fiancée, Whitney Steel.

From the neon paradise of Las Vegas to the militant-infected jungles of Bogota, Blake must risk his life and infiltrate the cartel’s inner world and eliminate the ruthless drug lord.The price of failure is higher than ever as he’s forced to use the woman he loves as a pawn in a deadly game–where the events of the past and present collide.

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March Madness: 32 #FREE #Books – Mystery, Thrillers and Suspense #instafreebie

To celebrate the upcoming release of RESURRECT, the 3rd book in the action-packed Whitney Series, I’m offering REFLECTION (Book One) for FREE via Instafreebie for a limited time (March 19-21)! It’s a great way to meet investigative reporter Whitney Steel and friends!
 

Claim your copy of REFLECTION and 31 other suspense, thrillers and mystery novels for FREE from my author friends!


March madness is here!  Enjoy!

 

 

Resurrect (A Whitney Steel Novel- Book 3) Book Trailer

After two prominent scientists working at privately owned BSL-4 labs in Nevada and Texas are discovered murdered, no one makes the connection until investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, receives a lead pointing to a biological attack using a new chimera virus known as “Resurrect”.

But when Whitney begins to unravel the truth as to who is behind the threat, enemies far and near surface, and a shocking discovery into the past changes her life forever in a race against the clock.

Coming early 2017

Read Chapter One

Get Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One)

Get Retribution (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book Two)

 

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