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Vicki's Key (Black Swamp Mysteries, #2)

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After a botched CIA mission, Vicki Boyd leaves the CIA, moves to a new town and tries to start over in a new job working for an elderly woman. But when she arrives, she learns Laurel Maguire has suffered a stroke and her nephew Dylan has arrived from Ireland to care for her. Vicki quickly falls in love with Dylan but all is not what it seems to be at Aunt Laurel's house. A ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published March 17th 2012 by Drake Valley Press (first published February 27th 2012)
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Sherry Fundin
I found the true aspects of the government use and involvement in the psychic truly amazing.

I love everything about the book, the swamp for burying bodies, secrets to be revealed and remote viewing to exotic locations…and into danger. But, sometimes, danger is closer than you think.

The CIA wanted her to stay, but after her last mission, she knew it was time to move on. Does she really believe they would let her walk away?

She was an orphan, with siblings she knew nothing about. She didn’t know ho
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Martha Dunlop
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was exciting, romantic, and so well thought out from beginning to end. It ties in slightly with the first book in the Black Swamp Mysteries, and I can’t wait to read the next one, to find out how these connections develop.

For a bit of context:

Vicki, a psychic, remote viewer for the CIA has had enough. Her last mission left her traumatised and she left the CIA for a quieter life doing … something. She applies for a job caring for angel fish, in exchange for bed and board,
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C.F.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Vicki’s Key is the second in the “Black Swamp” series — but, happily, I didn’t feel that disconnect that sometimes occurs when starting a series out of sequence.

Terrell writes with authority, and with solid grounding in sufficient research, so that I felt confident in being taken hither and thither in the world she created. Her narrative is clearly drawn, using a broad palette of colors — from verdant and humid North Carolina to dusty, arid Afghanistan. Rather than following a single thread, me
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Kathleen
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Vicki Boyd is a twenty-eight year old woman who is one of the best CIA Agents that the US government has in its employ. Since childhood she has possessed the psychic ability of seeing premonitions, and at the age of twelve, the CIA learned of her abilities and brought her to Langley where they trained her to develop her psychic abilities as a remote viewer, where she can project her mind to go on a mental journey to any location in the world as a psychic spy and gather intelligence for the US go ...more
Andrea King
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars

Vicki's Key was another awesome read from P.M. Terrell's Black Swamp Mysteries series. It was filled with thrilling suspense and action that gave me chills down my spine.  There was also love and romance that was sweet and tasty but nothing unrealistic. There was also a hint of paranormal from Vicki's sensitivity to the supernatural and the spiritual.

The characters were very well-developed and you can see each of their own personalities. There were no stereotypes and unrealistic charact
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Ginny  Gallagher
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
**Original post on http://ginsbooknotes.com**

Vickie’s Key, Book 2 of the Black Swamp Mysteries series, doesn’t pick up where book 1, Exit 22, leaves off. At first this was a little jarring and I went back to check the end of book 1 to make sure I hadn’t missed anything. Once I realized I hadn’t I quickly settled into the story as Terrell introduced me to a brand set of characters with new mysteries to solve.

Book 2 introduces us to Vicki Boyd, a CIA remote viewer with a painful past and Dylan Mag
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ILoveBooks
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Vicki Boyd, a remote viewer, suffers from nightmares and doubts following a CIA mission. Trying to leave the agency, she accepts a position helping an elderly disabled woman, Laurel Maguire, as a caretaker for her home and tropical fish business. There, she meets attractive Dylan, Laurel’s nephew. Her sensitivity to the spiritual tells her that something is wrong in Laurel’s house, and her government boss won’t let her take her psychic talents away from the CIA. The combinations of a CIA mission ...more
Maggie Thom
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yesss! I love a writer who can write mysteries and have none of them sound the same or follow the same line of unfolding the mystery. Vicki's Key is a really good book. Book 2 in The Black Swamp Mysteries but it can be read on it's own. This novel has a couple of mysteries you're aware of and another one kind of brewing in the background. The characters are well developed, easy to identify with. Even those who don't exist. Dylan is everything you want in a hot male character but wow does he have ...more
M.A Grace
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A strong mystery needs a strong detective and P.M. Terrell doesn't disappoint in giving that to us. As the pages turn and you find yourself lost more and more into the mystery, the romance and adventure of finding out the truth you won't remember your reading a book. You will picture infront of you the events as your mind sees the words. The picture will play and you will feel the emotions and connection with each character as you continue and search for more clues. This book will cause you to ...more
Ginger King
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has so many things in it that take you into foreign places and government actions you can't imagine in your day to day life. The concept of mixing that with an area that I am so familiar with geographically was especially thrilling.

The twists you don't see coming... oh pm Terrell can weave a good one.
Cindy
Jun 13, 2013 added it
A little slow at first. I think the "romantic" part was a little forced in the beginning...it was jarring to me, nothing seemed to lead up to it. Some "soft pornish" scenes...not the reason I read the book...was not even aware this was part of the book. With those caveats, I do recommend this book...very intriguing and hard to put down (at least after the first 1/4 of the book for me.)
Susie
May 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Won this book. Dealt with psychic spies and the CIA.
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p.m.terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 21 books in four genres: contemporary suspense, historical adventure/suspense, computer how-to and non-fiction.

Prior to writing full-time, she founded two computer companies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Among her clients were the Central Intelligence Agency, Uni
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