Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Ghost Walker's Love Story by Liza O'Connor

Being a Ghost Walker is dangerous.
There are a great many risks.
The main one being that if someone locates your body, they might take you to a hospital where doctors will declare you dead and harvest your organs. 
Then you truly will be a ghost.

Alice is a ghost walker: an ordinary person capable of separating her soul from her body. Unlike her fellow ghost walkers, she uses her ability trying to help protect the world from terrorists and madmen. Finding an FBI agent that she trusts, she supplies the information needed to stop several atrocities from occurring.

She believes she is safe from discovery. However, agent Jack Callaghan finds her with clever sleuthing and romances her with pure intent. Unfortunately, their unexpected union brings wrath down upon them from all sides. Her fellow ghost walkers believe she has betrayed their code of secrecy; the director and fellow agents question Jack’s commitment to the agency, and want Alice brought in so they can discover how she disappears at will. In this maelstrom of betrayals, Alice uncovers the truth about the three men who claim to love her and discovers which one holds true.

Warning: Alice is so dedicated to stopping terrorists that she will let nothing get in her way, not even when she discovers her body is being used against her will. Since she's not in her body when this happens, saving lives remains far more important!
Don’t Lose Her

Jack smiled as he closed his cell phone. She had given him far more information than she realized. He turned on his computer and located the position of the various hiking trails she had mentioned. One wasn’t a trail at all. It was a private residency and the ‘trail’ was the road that looped around the lake. A place only a local would know.
He called his secretary and told her to find him a home near Cedar Lake for a two-week vacation, beginning as soon as possible.
He knew fate was with him when an hour later she called back with a house for rent by the week directly on the lake. It was vacant now.
Alice was halfway around Cedar Lake when a jogger came up behind her. She moved over to let him pass, but instead, he slowed down and matched her walk. “Beautiful day, isn’t it?”
Alice almost stumbled in shock. It was Jack Callaghan. How had he found her? She had been so careful.
“It is,” she replied, altering her voice to hide her unique accent. She could tell by his expression, he was no longer certain he had found his quarry.
“Do you live here?” she asked, to further confuse him.
“No. Just taking some time off for a vacation.”
“What do you do for a living?”
“Law enforcement, and you?”
“Law enforcement—do you mean the police?”
“No, FBI.”
He looked more uncertain now.
“And you?”
“I’m just a mother and housewife, although I shouldn’t say “just”, for I’ve come to the conclusion it’s a thousand times harder than a corporate job.”
“I believe that’s true. My name is Jack Callaghan.” He held out his hand.
Alice placed her hand in his. “Ann Smith.”
“Do you live around here?”
“Across the lake and up the mountainside a bit.” She glanced at her watch. “And I’m late for a hair appointment, right now.” She wished him a good day and headed off in the opposite direction he was running.
When she disappeared from his sight, he called Harry. “Don’t you dare lose her.”
“I’ve got her in my sights. Are you sure that is her?”
“Pretty certain, why?”
“Well, she looks a bit heavier and less pretty, plus she doesn’t appear to live in Cedar Lake. She’s headed out toward Morris Avenue.”

“Don’t lose her.”

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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