Waking Up In Medellin by Kathryn Lane

Waking Up In Medellin by Kathryn Lane.

A Nikki Garcia Mystery.

Named “Best Fiction Book of the Year” by the Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers’ Conference.

Struggling with the ghosts of her young son’s tragic death a few years earlier, Nikki Garcia accepts an assignment to investigate fraud allegations at a company. She discovers two unexplained deaths have occurred and soon finds herself grappling with high stakes, mega-money corruption. When a third person dies at the company, she suspects a much darker plot is at play.

Nikki attends a company party thinking she can uncover tightly held secrets that will help solve the sinister plot she suspects. Instead, she meets a medical doctor and feels an immediate attraction to him. As her relationship with him deepens, so does the danger she finds herself in.

After receiving a veiled threat to her life, she hires a former CIA operative to assist her.

Then she’s kidnapped.

Is the charismatic doctor part of the sinister plot? Before long, she realizes it is up to her to escape and keep herself alive.

If you love women sleuths, crime fiction, and the mystery and suspense novels of John Grisham, Kristi Belcamino, and Isabella Maldonado, you will also love Silver Falchion Award-Winning Author Kathryn Lane’s Nikki Garcia Mystery Series.

Waking Up in Medellin isn’t your run-of-the-mill thriller, but a powerful story of conflicts that escalate swiftly. — Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

Review: The story has many strong characters and the supporting cast is a necessary part of the story, however, through-out it really comes down to the two main characters, Nikki and her Doctor. There are so many good guys, bad guys, and many that can go either way that the story moves at lighten speed toward an explosive finish. Ironically, encapsulated within the story, are tidbits of fact and interest that are stories within the story and amazingly they add more spice than seems possible, almost as a breather from the ever-building suspense. Grisham comes to mind, a great story accompanied by teaching another culture, as a comparison to this tale.

From The Back Cover:
Named “Best Fiction Book of the Year–2017” by the Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers’ Conference.
Waking Up in Medellin by Kathryn Lane is as hard to put down as an unscratched lottery ticket. Nikki Garcia is the accountant version of James Bond. The story is set in Medellin, Colombia, and moves at lightning speed toward an explosive finish. As a comparison, Grisham comes to mind. Review by Robert Selby, screenplay writer, book reviewer, and volunteer at the Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers’ Conference.
Waking Up in Medellin isn’t your run-of-the-mill thriller, but a powerful story of conflicts that escalate swiftly and culminate in a satisfying denouement. Review by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

What Amazon readers are saying about the Nikki Garcia Mysteries:
“What a story! Best book I have read in a very long time.”..,“Mystery, love, healing – all taking place in a foreign location.”
“From beginning to end keeps you on the edge-of-your-seat.”
“Loved the intricately woven plot and layers of subplots.”
“I read this book twice. The first time I couldn’t put it down. The second time I was transformed to the sights of a real place and its history.”
“This is a page-turning thriller with twist after heart-wrenching twist.”
“We are entertained while we visit new and exotic places.”
The page-turning suspense of the Nikki Garcia novels is sure to capture you!

Product Details:
Part Of: A Nikki Garcia Thriller (3 Books)
Paperback: ‎268 Pages
Publisher: ‎Tortuga Publishing LLC (February 3, 2020)
Language: ‎English
Adult Readers: Fiction (Hispanic American Literature)
Adult Readers: Mysteries (International Mystery & Crime)
Adult Readers: Mysteries (Amateur Sleuths)
Adult Readers:  Mysteries (Women Sleuths)
Adult Readers: Thrillers (Mystery & Crime)

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About Kathryn Lane: Kathryn Lane, award-winning author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller series, sets her novels and short stories in foreign countries and exotic places.

Kathryn credits her imagination to growing up in Mexico, a country which was rich in storytelling and steeped in cultural traditions. Her creativity was first expressed by painting in oils and when reality of earning a living set in, she studied accounting and finance, and joined a multinational corporation where she attained her dream job of traveling abroad.

After two decades in the corporate world and having visited over 90 countries, Kathryn left to fulfill a second dream – writing mystery and suspense novels.

Fans of strong female protagonists and suspenseful stories are likely to enjoy Kathryn’s work. The Nikki Garcia thrillers include:

Missing in Miami – the latest release in the Nikki Garcia Mystery series. Launch Feb 23, 2022.

Revenge in Barcelona – Silver Winner, Mystery/Thriller, Reader Views, 2019-2020. Finalist in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Also, Finalist in the Next Generation Book Awards for 2020.

Waking Up in Medellin – named Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 by Killer Nashville. Also available in Spanish edition “Despertando en Medellin”

Danger in the Coyote Zone – first place winner in the Action/Adventure category in Latino Books into Movies 2018. It was also a finalist in the Thriller category at Killer Nashville 2018.

Kathryn’s short story collection, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, was named Best Short Story Collection 2018 by Killer Nashville.

Kathryn and her husband, Bob Hurt, split their time between Texas and the mountains of northern New Mexico. www.kathryn-lane.com

Award winning author Kathryn Lane’s debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin (in the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series from Pen-L Publishing) won:

  • Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 by Killer Nashville.
  • Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Adult Suspense 2017 by Killer Nashville.
  • Pinnacle Fiction Achievement Award (Fall 2016) by National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.
  • 2nd Runner Up for the RONE Award (Mystery category 2017) by Ind’tale Magazine.
  • Silver Medal for the Readers Favorite Book Awards (2017 Fiction Thriller).

The second novel in the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series, Coyote Zone, presents you with:

  • High stakes danger in a kidnapping and human trafficking story.
  • Other subplots woven into the plot, such as romance, making this an exciting read.
  • The International Thriller Writers (ITW) Magazine “Big Thrill” provides an advanced review.

Kathryn’s collection of short stories, Backyard Volcano, (from Alamo Bay Press) will give you:

  • A fusion between fantasy and reality.
  • Symbolism, punctuated by hints of surrealism.
  • Stories with unusual twists and turns – events in everyday life in Latin cultures.

Additionally, her short stories have been published by:

  • The Texas A&M New Border Voices: An Anthology.
  • Arriba Baseball! From VAO Publishing.
  • Swirl Literary Journal from Lone Star College-Montgomery Campus.
  • Alamo Bay Writers Anthology.
  • The Association of Writing & Writing Programs (AWP) featured Kathryn as a reader on the panel of Arriba Baseball! In Seattle in February 2014.

Kathryn’s activities in poetry include:

  • Serving on the panel of judges at Carver High School in Houston, Texas, for their finals in the Poetry Out Loud contest.
  • Being published in numerous anthologies, journals.
  • Two chapbooks, A Conversation on India and Spirit Rocks.

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