Saturday, December 18, 2010

meet Diane and David Munson

When a millionaire drug-dealer wrote a memoir that became a movie staring Johnny Depp, Diane Munson decided the good guys wearing white hats should be the ones to write memoirs. A former Federal prosecutor, she knew the back story. She asked David, a former undercover DEA Special Agent, to join her in writing about David’s arrest of Johnny Depp’s character in Chicago and other criminals in what the Munsons call factional novels. Now, this husband and wife weave the thrills of back alley deals and major courtroom drama into international suspense novels.

Diane Munson is an attorney of more than twenty-five years who transitioned from writing briefs for judges to writing inspiring fiction for readers. David Munson was a Special Agent with the NCIS and with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). As an undercover agent, he infiltrated international drug smuggling organizations. Diane and David have co-authored together five suspense thrillers: Facing Justice, Confirming Justice, The Camelot Conspiracy, Hero’s Ransom, and Redeeming Liberty. They are at work on their next novel.

You can find the Munsons online at: http://DianeAndDavidMunson.com and at Facebook.


Redeeming Liberty

In this timely thriller by ExFeds Diane and David Munson (former Federal Prosecutor and Federal Agent), parole officer Dawn Ahern is shocked to witness her friend Liberty, the chosen bride of Wally (former “lost boy” from Sudan) being kidnapped by modern-day African slave traders. Dawn tackles overwhelming danger head-on in her quest to redeem Liberty. When she reaches out to FBI agent Griff Topping and CIA agent Bo Rider, her life is changed forever. Suspense soars as Bo launches a clandestine rescue effort for Liberty only to discover a deadly Iranian secret threatening the lives of millions of Americans and Israelis.

Glimpse tomorrow’s startling headlines in this captivating story of faith and freedom under fire.

Here's an excerpt of Redeeming Liberty:
The following scene occurs one-third of the way into Redeeming Liberty, just after Federal Parole officer, Dawn Ahern, flies away from the village of Walu in Sudan, with Jeremy, an Australian pilot, at the controls. Dawn has just had a joyous meeting with Liberty, the young Sudanese woman who is engaged to Wally, a friend of Dawn’s who came to Virginia as a “lost boy.” Dawn brought with her a photo of Wally and a cell phone that Liberty could use to call Wally. Rick is Dawn’s pastor from Virginia who led the mission trip to Sudan.

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Dawn said a tearful good-bye to Liberty, wanting to believe she would see her again when she married Wally. Meanwhile, Jer­emy examined the plane’s tires, fuel, and oil levels.

“Ready, mates? Time to go.”

After Rick nestled into the back passenger area, Dawn hopped in, waving to the children. Jeremy started the engine and rolled the airplane down bumpy ruts, all the while gaining speed. Dawn gazed out the window, aware that she’d left behind a piece of her heart in Liberty’s remote village.

She watched the ground-speed dial until suddenly, Jeremy pulled back the yoke and the plane sprang into the air. They buzzed over Walu as Dawn memorized the landscape. Liberty looked up, her face luminous. Dawn couldn’t wait to share these precious memories with Wally. A movement below caught her eye.

“Jeremy, there’s rising dust. We’re about to be caught in a sand­storm.”

“I don’t feel any more turbulence.”

He banked slightly for a better look. “No, it’s a trading party. Field glasses are under my seat.”

Jeremy bent over while holding a steady course and handed her the binoculars. She zoomed into the dust cloud, pressing the power­ful glasses against her eyes.

“Looks like horses running. Do wild horses roam in Sudan?”

“None that I know of.”

“Are there riders on their backs?” Rick asked, leaning forward.

Dawn strained to see. “Yes, men dressed in white with scarves over their faces. They’re carrying rifles! Jeremy, they’re heading straight for Walu.”

“If they have guns, they’ll steal the supplies!” Rick shouted.

“Do something.” She grabbed Jeremy’s right arm and the Cessna dropped sharply.

“Let’s see what happens if we buzz them,” he said.

His eyes squinting, Jeremy dipped the plane, flying over the heads of the raiding party. He banked, turning to come back around. Rifle muzzles flashed.

“They almost hit us! I’ll call for help.” Dawn reached for the radio.

“Out here in the bush, we’ve few mates to help. But it’s worth a try.”

Jeremy accelerated, gaining altitude in a flash. Then Dawn tossed him the microphone and he called his base in Nairobi.

“Zulu 4-0, this is Koala. Raiding party near Walu is shooting at us.”

The reply came in short bursts amidst strong static. “Roger that, Koala. Take no risks with plane. Return to Bor.”

“No! We can’t leave them helpless,” Dawn objected, the glasses back to her eyes.

“Even if we could get there ahead of the raiders, we have no weap­ons,” Jeremy said, raising a fist. “Besides our hands.”

Rick agreed with Dawn. “We should at least warn the villagers.”

Jeremy keyed in his radio, telling his base, “Koala on course back to Walu.”

No voice replied, but loud static filled the cockpit.

“There are ten on horseback,” Dawn said as she finished count­ing. “No, wait.” Her heart plummeted. “There must be at least thirty bandits down there.”

“God help us!” Rick cried.

Again, Jeremy tried to reach his base while Rick Nebo prayed aloud. “Lord, you know raiders are about to sweep upon our dear brothers and sisters in Walu. Help them and help us know what to do.”

Jeremy dove like a fighter jet, increasing their speed. The riders on horses were drawing closer. Jeremy pulled back the yoke, pass­ing a hundred feet over their heads. The riders looked up in surprise; some horses reared and others stopped. The men on the horses raised their rifles toward the climbing Cessna. Dawn heard a snap­ping sound as a bullet hit the plane.

Veering sharply to the right, Jeremy yelled, “We’ve been hit. Hope­fully it’s not the fuel tank in the wing. I can’t risk a dive like that again. Pastor, you keep praying.”





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