Ruthless in Seattle
What happens when ghosts of the past are not only your friends, but also your avengers?
"The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!" - Emily Bronte, 'Wuthering Heights' More
Natalya's mother was a Soviet scientist of note, her father an American musician. They lived in the city of Baku on the Caspian Sea because of her mother’s research. The day Natalya turned six, her parents were called to Moscow—it was not a request, but orders. They never came home: accident . . . assassination . . . suicide? Official reports vary, but it was clear that she was meant to die that night too—she had a protector.
City of Seattle, on the Puget Sound, mid-1990s
An orphan of the Cold War, Natalya was brought into the KGB when most girls were still playing with dolls. She was gifted. It was for her protection. It was not a request either. But when her questions remained unanswered, she learned to find out things in her own way.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, Natalya managed to escape and find her father’s roots in America. She now runs a corporate security firm in Seattle, but the past keeps playing out in her dreams like scenes from an old black and white movie—and lately the endings have been changing: She’s remembering.
What she thought was salvation was really betrayal. When corporate espionage bleeds into international intrigue, a few cookie-cutter corpses in designer suits are found floating in the lakes around Seattle. Then a body is dumped at her front door. Is it a threat from old enemies who have found her again or an offering on the altar of revenge for what really happened to her family twenty years before?
An Earthbound book:
The Earthbound are angels whose wings have been clipped for insubordination—or worse, for interfering when they should not have been. Hoping for redemption, they now help souls who must also atone before they can pass over the bridge.