Based on true, yet unbelievable, events, Guarding Secrets is the story of the extreme power one prisoner wields, not only over his fellow inmates, but also over the female correctional officers who guard him.
DaQuan is in jail but he is no ordinary inmate. He runs one of the most powerful prison gangs in the state of Texas. And that gang is selling all kinds of contraband, from pills, to cell phones, and quality liquor, all smuggled in by a dedicated team of corrupt correctional officers.
Correctional Officer KenyaTaye Dunbar knows very little about the extent of DaQuan’s power in the free world, but she does know that what she feels is real love. Whether it is mind-blowing sex in prison closets, paying her rent, or buying her a new BMW, DaQuan takes better care of her than most of the men she has been with on the outside.
But all of that was before Correctional Officer Charisma Jones started working at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Jester unit, and started flirting with DaQuan. Now KenyaTaye is pregnant with DaQuan’s second child, but is being replaced as his right hand. Soon, she decides revenge is the only way to make DaQuan and Charisma pay for her misery. But will the revenge cost more than KenyaTaye is willing to pay, or will she keep guarding secrets?
By day, Pat Tucker works as a radio news director in Houston, Texas. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling page-turning stories. She is the author of Somebody Has to Pay, The Cocktail Club, Sideline Scandals, Party Girl, Daddy’s Maybe, Football Widows (soon to be a movie), Daddy by Default, and Lachez (an original e-short). She is the coauthor with Earl Sewell of Loyalty Among Friends and A Social Affair and has participated in three anthologies, including New York Times bestselling author Zane’s Caramel Flava. A graduate of San Jose State University, Pat is a member of the National and Houston Association of Black Journalists and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She is married with two children.