Meet Jacob Rowe. If not for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all.
He’s just lost his job. His car’s been repossessed. And his girlfriend just dumped him.
All he wants to do is hang out in Stoddard Cemetery and drown his sorrows in cheap whiskey. So naturally, that’s when he sees a friggin’ ghost.
Too bad seeing a ghost is only the start of his troubles.
A fun, little Halloween story from crime fiction writer David DeLee, author of the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter and Nick Lafferty thriller series.
David DeLee is the award winning author of the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series, including the novels Fatal Destiny, Pin Money, With Intent to Deceive, and Takedown. David's also written many short stories featuring Grace, most notably Bling, Bling, which appeared in the anthology The Rich and the Dead edited by Nelson DeMille.
David's other work includes the novel Crystal White which SUSPENSE MAGAZINE called "...a dark portrayal of the evil that men--and women--can do.", the second Nick Lafferty thriller Out of the Game and a collection of short stories called Murder, Mayhem & Mystery: An Omnibus of Crime Fiction.
David is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. He holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and is a former licensed private investigator. A native New Yorker, David currently resides in New Hampshire. For more information be sure to check out his publisher's website - www.darkroadpub.com and his website - www.daviddelee-author.com.
A Grace deHaviland bounty hunter short story from crime writer David DeLee, author of Fatal Destiny and Pin Money
They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.