Meet Zac . . .

Harlequin Intrigue

Two attorneys with everything to lose fight for justice in THE PROSECUTOR

Chicago assistant state’s attorney Zac Hennings just got handed a political hot potato: keeping the convicted murderer in a high-profile case behind bars. He’s up against his most formidable—and alluring—adversary. First-year law student Emma Sinclair is passionately fighting to free her brother. But she needs the take-no-prisoners prosecutor’s help.

Caught between attraction and letting a killer go free, Zac walks a tightrope. Until evidence surfaces that the real culprit’s still out there. With his career and Emma’s life on the line, Zac races to right a terrible wrong. Refusing to back down, he’ll bring a cunning lawbreaker to justice—or die trying.

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USA Today bestselling author ADRIENNE GIORDANO writes romantic
suspense and mystery.  She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.

TODAY we have a special interview with Zac Hennings. Zac Hennings is bulldog Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago. He likes to win his cases, but his bigger passion is heading into court and going to war.

ANGI: Welcome Zac. Instead of talking about the case and getting the same old answer of "no comment," I hope we can get to know your personality a little. So…
What’s the first book you remember reading? 
ZAC:  A book about Babe Ruth. I’m a baseball fan and when I was a kid I’d read any baseball book I could get my hands on.

ANGI: What’s your favorite “love” word?
ZAC:  (Grinning.) Uh, I’m not sure it’s appropriate right now.

ANGI: What's your favorite song? Is there a YouTube video?
ZAC:  The Rising. Bruce Springsteen.

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
ZAC: I live in Chicago, but my folks have a lake house in Wisconsin. I like to sit on their patio and listen to the water lapping against the beach. That sound reminds me to slow down and enjoy quiet time away from the city.

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
ZAC:  Really? Action and adventure. No doubt.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
ZAC:  Would you call me a pig if I said Wonder Woman? Hey, I’m a guy. Adrienne is yelling at me so I’ll be serious. I’m going with Underdog because people underestimate him. I don’t like to be underestimated, and I’m not afraid to take on my enemies. And win.

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
ZAC:  I’m a prosecutor. I don’t like villains.

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
ZAC:  If we’re talking food, it’s Smarties. I buy those in bulk. If we’re talking women, it would most definitely be Emma Sinclair. The second she walked into my office I knew I was in trouble. She’s smart and dedicated and if I ever get into trouble, she’d be my first call. She’s fearless. If she loves you, she fights for you. No matter what.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: And a question for the author of THE PROSECUTOR…
Welcome back, Adrienne. Where in the world do you get your ideas for all these hot guys? Do you go somewhere on-line for information? Can I visit too?
ADRIENNE's GOTTA ANSWER:  Don’t I wish! If there was a place on-line, I’d hang out there all day. J Having a newspaper background, I like to read the newspaper and sometimes it’ll spark an idea. My idea for The Prosecutor came to me after reading an article about a wrongly incarcerated man whose family had steadfastly believed in his innocence. He’d been in prison for years and I wondered how hard it must have been for his family to fight for him all that time. While brainstorming with one of my critique partners, we hit on what would happen if the prisoner had a sister and the prosecutor was in love with her.    

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The Defender is the sister book (literally) to The Prosecutor. Zac’s smart-mouthed sister Penny is a defense attorney and in The Defender, I teamed her up with a tough-as-nails FBI agent who isn’t afraid to challenge her. Most of the time. J

Stealing Justice
A hot FBI agent, a sexy woman who breaks the law, a killer who's unstoppable: Stealing Justice

ADRIENNE'S giving away  A digital copy of Risking Trust, the first book in the Private Protectors series.  (North America or International Readers)

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ANGI'S back next Wednesday with Sally MacKezie.  
UP NEXT ON GLIAS:  Vickie L. King. 
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ADRIENNE WANTS TO KNOW:  Readers, I love to write books with a city setting. What have been some of your favorite settings in books? 
RAFFLECOPTER DRAWING --multiple chances


  1. Good Morning and welcome Adrienne. Great to have you back on GLIAS and thanks for bringing Zac to us. (I REALLY LIKE HIM !!)

    1. Hi, Angi. I replied to your post earlier but I think Google ate my response! Zac says he's glad you like him. :)

      Thanks for inviting me back!

  2. I like small town settings. I suppose because I'm from a small town so I can relate more....
    This series sounds great! I'll definitely be checking it out!

  3. One of my favorite settings is in a town I'm familiar with. I read one set of books just because it was set in my hometown of Memphis. And I also like books set in big cities. I think that is because I live in such a small town. I find it fun to read about the big city.

  4. Love, love, love stories like these, Adrienne! Must be my court reporting, newspaper background, and this sounds so new and different for an Intrigue. Well done! Welcome back to Get Lost in a Story!

  5. Thank you, Karen!

    Hi, Angie. I know what you mean. I like to read books set in cities I've never been to so I can compare when I actually go to visit.

    Thank you, Donnell! I had a ball writing this book. My cousin is a prosecutor so I got to bug her endlessly with questions. :)

  6. Congrats!

    I love reading about NY city. I went there a few times and really love the energy there.

  7. Now I love Zac as much as Emma does!

    1. I also like city settings but I also like cowboys and ranches.
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