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by Debbie De Louise
Published 7 April 2021
Genre: Time Travel Thriller
Page Count: 204
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It’s the fall of 1998, and librarian Samantha Stewart is looking for a new job. After seeing an ad for a high-paying position at a company called Virtual Software that entails research and travel, Sam investigates the company and learns that its president has gone missing, and that it’s currently being run by the vice-president Greg Parsons.
Before Sam makes it to the interview, she’s visited by a strange woman who introduces herself as Jane Oldsfield: a time traveler whose mission Greg Parsons is trying to prevent.
Sam ignores the woman and goes on the job interview anyway. Soon, she finds herself involved not only with Greg Parsons, but also Philip Montmart, a chain-smoking detective with a vendetta for his wife’s killer, and the time-traveling Oldsfield and her feline accomplice.
Witnessing world events that have yet to happen in her lifetime, including 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, Y2K hysteria and the COVID pandemic, can Samantha figure out Oldsfield’s plans?
They drove the short distance in silence with the window still down and cool air billowing inside. The detective didn’t say anything until they stopped in front of the glass Virtual Software building. As Sam was sitting there, not sure if she should get out, Montmart turned to her and said in his serious deep voice, “Be careful, Sam.”
On unsteady legs, Sam got out and walked into the building’s front entrance. She didn’t look back at the detective but could feel his cool blue eyes watching her. For encouragement, Sam felt the bug in the pocket of her dress, which would act as an invisible umbilical cord between her and the detective. She only prayed he wouldn’t have to come in after her, gun drawn. But now that she thought of it, Montmart didn’t seem to carry a gun. The only items in his jean’s pockets were the lighter with the mysterious initials and his cigarettes.
Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters-in-Crime, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her seven published novels include the 4 books of her Cobble Cove cozy mystery series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Written in Stone, and Love on the Rocks, her paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow, her mystery thriller Reason to Die, and her latest psychological mystery, Sea Scope. She also published a romantic comedy novella featuring a jewel heist caper, When Jack Trumps Ac. Debbie has also written articles and short stories for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently querying agents to represent the first book of a new cozy mystery series. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and three cats.
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