1. Mace, what made you want to become an FBI agent?
I know this may sound corny, but I really wanted to fight crime. I considered becoming a police officer but love challenges and I knew it was a challenge to get into the FBI. I can't resist a challenge whether it has to do with my job… or getting the attention of an attractive female.
2. How long have you done it? Is it in your genes?
Right out of college. I obtained my B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish.
Since I speak Spanish it didn’t take much to learn Italian. I sort of look Italian so the agency thought I’d fit right in with the Mafia. Manni Spinozi is one of the worst mob bosses out there. After three years of being a junior agent, I went undercover to infiltrate the Spinozi family.
No, it’s not in my genes. My father was a college professor. No one that I know of in my family was in law enforcement.
3. Have you ever shot anyone?
Yes. I’ve shot several subjects. I’ve killed one out of self-defense. He was actually Spinozi’s brother. He shot me first when I was “made” by the family. Half of my thigh is gone. It’s an ugly injury and put me out of commission.
4. So you are out on disability right now? How do you like that forced vacation?
Yes. I am doing physical therapy, trying to redevelop the remaining muscle in my thigh. I walk with a slight limp when it is bothering me. I want to work my way back to full strength so I can get back to work.
I needed a break, so I’m not complaining too much. But I wish it was just a vacation and not a “recovery.” I was getting pretty worn out physically and mentally playing the role of a mob thug 24/7.
5. Are you glad to be home?
Yes, I was gone – deep undercover – for two years. So it’s nice to be back home, being myself and not having to act a part.
Though I came home to find a stranger in my house.
6. A stranger? Who was it?
Yes, I had no idea someone was living in my house besides my sister. It has made being home a little more interesting. And that’s putting it mildly.
You’ll have to read Banged Up, which is my story, to find out who she is.
7. Do you have any siblings?
Yes, one sister, Maxi. She was living in my house while I was away undercover. But I came home to find out she had married and went on an extended European honeymoon. Apparently, she let this stranger live in my house while she is gone.
8. How about love interests?
A man doesn’t kiss and tell. But if you really want to know, again, you’ll have to read Banged Up which is coming out in ebook on September 21st at Liquid Silver Books.
9. What do you think about a story that was written about you?
I found it interesting… I can’t complain about the steamy scenes and I really liked the ending.
Read more about Mace Walker in Banged Up by Jeanne St. James – available NOW at Liquid Silver Books (www.tinyurl.com/bangedup). You can read more about Banged Up, including an excerpt, at her website at www.jeannestjames.com.
Jeanne also has a m/m erotic novella, Rip Cord, releasing at Phaze 11/30 and a m/m/f interracial ménage a trois, Double Dare, releasing at Loose Id in January.