When Tessa Scott wakes with blood on her hands in a rat infested shack in Afghanistan, she discovers six orphan girls and the Undersecretary of State counting on her for protection. Confused at how she got there or why a smoldering Black Hawk helicopter has crashed outside the village, forces her into yet another adventure of cat and mouse with the Taliban who intend to kidnap them. With the help of a Kyrgyz tribesman and his men, they elude the danger only to discover their protection comes at a price which involves marriage to the leader. An unexpected chance at new love outweighs the secret Tessa must now carry forever. Meanwhile Captain Hunter, an Enigma agent, desperately searches for her before she disappears on the rooftop of the world. A race against time and ruthless drug lords, who work with the U.S. government, create obstacles which change Tessa’s life in a way she never expected.
Besides having taught college geography, Tierney is a former Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Exploring the Okavango Delta in Botswana and walking the Great Wall of China influenced the fiction she creates. Living among the Cherokee in her youth forced Tierney to see life differently as did raising a family in a mining/logging community in California and Missouri. “Life is an adventure! Embrace it,” is her motto. You can find her on Facebook as Tierney James.