Today, I’m interviewing Mitch McCartney, the main male character, and FBI agent on the case.
Q: What made you become an FBI agent?
A: I believe in justice for the victims and criminals. Victims need someone battling for good on their sides. The bad guys need to pay for their crimes. I thought about law school but felt working for the FBI was more hands on.
Q: Tell us about your family.
A: My parents still live in the Huntington Beach home where I grew up. I have one brother who is a doctor.
Q: What did you first think about Teagan and her request to meet the Becketts?
A: As an agent, I’m prone to being skeptical. I thought the timing of her request was a little suspicious. But when her cousin, an agent on my squad, told me about her experience as a birth mother and that she’d just found out that day who the adoptive parents were . . . well, I trust Bobbie, so that changed my thinking.
Q: Does an FBI agent have time for hobbies? If so, what are they?
A: Investigations can be all-consuming, so don’t have as much time as I’d like, but yes, I have a few interests. I like history and art, so I love to wander museums. I even dabble in oils occasionally. But I also like sports, mostly baseball and golf. I enjoy trying to beat my brother on the links.
Q: What is your heritage?
A: Both sets of grandparents came from Ireland. I like to imagine myself with an Irish brogue. As soon as I can get a break from work, I’d like to take a trip to Ireland and visit where my relatives came from.
Q: Are you satisfied with the case results?
A: I’m happy we caught the kidnappers. And, of course, I’m glad we found Gemma and Teagan safe. I would have preferred Teagan had kept out of the investigation, particularly since she kept putting herself in danger. But I’ve learned that’s who Teagan is: courageous, determined, and headstrong. Of course, I mean those as positive traits.
Read Teagan and Mitch’s story in Relinquished – https://amzn.to/40mxRGO