Waking Up in Medellin (coming to you with a new cover in February of 2020)
When Nikki Garcia’s multinational corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota asks her to investigate fraud allegations against the general manager of the Colombian affiliate, she agrees for the love of adventure and to keep her mind off the haunting death of her twelve-year-old son.
In Medellin as a guest at a lavish party in the home of Manuel del Campo, the very man she is investigating, she is awed by his extravagant lifestyle. At the party, she also meets Eduardo Duarte, a respected medical doctor. The chemistry between them is electric and over the next few week she finds herself falling in love with him.
During her investigation, Nikki uncovers the accidental deaths of two mill employees and question whether they were truly accidental. Out on a date with Eduardo one evening, her hotel suite is ransacked and her computer is stolen. A few days later, a young informant within the company dies in a suspicious auto crash after collaborating with Nikki.
Sensing the dangers surrounding her are increasing, she hires a private detective she’s worked with before, Floyd Webber, a former CIA operative. The stakes rise as they follow up on their suspicion that illicit drugs are transported to US ports in the same shipment containers the company uses for its steel exports.
When Nikki receives anonymous threats, she vacillates between her love for Eduardo and her sudden hunch he may be part of the drug ring she’s investigating. She further grapples with separating the good guys at the company from the bad, and those who could go either way. As the evil ones make themselves known, Nikki must outsmart them in order to survive.
But is Nikki up to the task?