Jean Hackensmith’s Checkmate

Caryn Deaver survived a nightmare.

A victim of spousal abuse, Caryn’s ex-husband bound her and their children hand and foot, locked them in the bathroom, and set the house on fire.

They managed to escape with their lives, and Dan Hamilton was sentenced to eighteen years in prison for the crime.

He’s out now, though, and the rules in his sadistic game allow Caryn only twelve “moves” before she dies.

Zach Riker, Cheyenne’s Fire Chief, was the first paramedic on the scene eighteen years ago.

He saved Caryn’s life. Now she is his life and he’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman he has come to love.


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Posted on September 1, 2008, in Book Synopsis. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Hi, Rose. Thank you so much for hosting me and for posting the synopsis and excerpt for “Checkmate.” I did a Virtual Book Tour with Pump Up Your Books Promotion last December for book four in The “Passage” Saga, “The Ultimate Passage.” It was a huge success and I’m confident that, with the help of such generous people as yourself, this one will be too!

  2. You are very much welcome, Jean. I am very happy to host you and am wishing you all the best success with Checkmate. 🙂

  3. This sounds like such an awesome book. Good luck with your tour Jean.


  4. Thanks, Cheryl! It IS an awesome book! LOL

  5. Even the description of this book is action-packed! Sounds like an amazing read.

    Wishing you much success,


  6. Thanks, Karen! Janeology sounds great, too! I might just have to pick up a copy!

    Good luck on the tour.


  7. Bonnie Cuzzolino

    Hi Jean,

    Sounds like a real winner!
    I will order a copy.

    Best of Luck with your tour.


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