Blurb: Six months after starting their hunt for a serial killer who is still at large, FBI agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn are partners in every sense. But Jerry has serious doubts about their relationship and whether they would even be together if not for the way Flynn changed after touching a mysterious artifact in a museum.
Flynn hates the extraordinary power bestowed on him by the artifact and wants nothing more than to have a normal life again. Jerry fears that without the unusual connection they forged, Flynn will no longer want or need him. Chasing after a similar artifact takes them back to Flynn's old stomping grounds in Washington D.C., where his newfound abilities uncover long-buried secrets, the kind people would kill to protect. But they aren't the only ones looking for these powerful relics, and what they discover will threaten their relationship—and their lives.
I was asked recently what the significance was in choosing the title for Walk a Mile. I had to laugh because that was easy to answer. It's about walking a mile in someone else's shoes and finding out their lives are more complicated than you thought they were.
Special Agent John Flynn is your typical action hero kind of guy. He’s impossibly handsome, amazingly athletic, and a silver-tongued devil with almost everyone he meets. He’s a fearless maverick, a lone wolf who still manages to be well-liked and respected by his colleagues. He’s everything that Jerry Parker is not. When the characters are first assigned to work together in Unspeakable Words, it’s because Flynn got a hot lead on a cold case and Parker is his local liaison at the Bureau. Right away, their investigative styles—and personalities—clash. While Flynn frequently disregards the rules, Jerry is very much a by-the-book kind of guy. He can’t help but be both attracted and annoyed by Flynn.
Everything changes when Flynn accidentally acquires inexplicable powers after chance contact with a mysterious artifact in a museum. Suddenly Flynn is thrown off-balance and Parker is the one covering for him. Circumstances form a bond between them, but Jerry can’t help but feel that the bond between them was artificially created. His theories—and fears—are put to the test in Walk a Mile, when Flynn will go to any lengths to rid himself of his powers, and Jerry discovers first-hand what it is like to live Flynn’s life. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be!
Excerpt: Jerry returned his attention to the tableau unfolding in the aisle. Flynn was making his way casually toward Jerry; he yawned, taking his time. 15-A hesitated; Jerry could see that he had stepped into the aisle, but was thinking of sitting back down again. Just then, the door to the toilet opened and the toddler came out into the aisle. Picking up on the air of tension, the child immediately started to wail.
15-A snapped like a wire stretched beyond its tensile strength. Whipping off his sunglasses, he reached into the pocket of his hoodie and pulled out a glass vial. Holding it up high over his head for everyone to see, he shouted, “Everybody stay where you are!”
People glanced up and turned around in their seats, startled and immediately alarmed. 15-A looked around sharply, making sure that no one was trying to rush him. Several people had started halfway up out of their seats to see what was going on; Jerry knew they were remembering United Flight 93.
15-a moved his hand in a broad semi-circle so that everyone could see the vial tucked in his palm. “I have Sarin!” he announced. “If anyone moves, I break the vial. Someone make that child shut up!”
Meet Sarah Madison
Sarah Madison is a veterinarian with a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She is a terrible cook, and concedes that her life would be easier if Purina made People Chow. She writes because it is cheaper than therapy.
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