“There is a bridge between life and death and only those most worthy may crossover here.” – Keeper of Souls, Book of Purgatory
Julia Coles came to Seattle to marry a man she met on the Internet—so goes the official report. But instead of jumping into wedded bliss, she took a dive off the Aurora Bridge. The cops put it all down as a lovesick suicide—cops aren't romantic at all. More
They called Julia a stalker who imagined the man's interest from beginning to end. But the cops didn't know Julia like Emi Rye did—they’d been best friends since they were kids . . . until lately, that is. In the last few years, they had drifted apart, and Emi feels bad about that now.
She also knows that Julia Coles was not a romantic soul, but an analyst about as levelheaded as a sidewalk. Whatever really happened there in Seattle, Emi talked her superiors into letting her clean up the mess. Julia was targeting a software soon-to-be mogul about to go global. Simon Greenlake has also been under surveillance by corporate rivals and military dictatorships, as well as his own government.
It’s the mid-1990s, and the Cold War is over, but many of the enemies still remain—now hidden in the Aether of the World Wide Web. Was Julia Coles only one of the first casualties in a whole new kind of global war? What was she doing there on the bridge, and why is she now dead when she belonged behind a desk?
Valid questions, but Emi has her own sins to answer for still; Julia is not the only one who needs redemption. And as far as Purgatory goes, who knew there would be such good coffee?
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.
“An angel lost his wing, Crooked he did fly.” - Emma Racine deFleur