In a case of badly mistaken identity, Emily, a down-on-her-luck paralegal intern, is recruited by the State Department to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. Only this time they want it handled as a divorce settlement. There’s just one problem – they’ve got the wrong Emily Price. They think they’ve hired a real lawyer, and one with Middle East expertise. This one is a paralegal at an advertising firm or was a paralegal until she got fired.
Luckily, she has a wealth of experience with acrimonious divorces. At least, she has the experience of her parents’ disastrous divorce. Plus, she went to Hebrew school. If she survived that, how much harder can this be? She’ll have help from a team from the State Department, and from her ex-fiancé, Mike, who’s now lecturing at the Hebrew University. Upon arrival in Jerusalem, though, she soon realizes that not only is the job going to be slightly harder than she thought, but Mike might still be a little angry with her for the way she responded to his proposal. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the ghosts of relationships past are back to haunt her. Letting go of the family trauma that has tainted her whole life will be crucial if she’s going to succeed in finding any kind of peace – but what if it won’t stay in the past?
What would you do if you found out that after death, you will be reincarnated in another world? What if you found out that it has been like this since the beginning of time? Wouldn’t you be filled with an existential dread?
The story follows the adventures of a man who died on earth only to reappear in another world, with magic and castles, they will meet a cast of characters that are vaguely qualified to actually deal with this world, some who also remember being reincarnated.
As the world is plunged into chaos by mysterious forces, the main character will use the power of magic, guns and sarcasm to try and survive in this new world.
Covington Stone owns a failing private investigation agency in LA. He’s a handsome mid-30’s guy, blue collar, smart, comes from old school NYC Hell’s Kitchen tough neighborhood. He recently had a stint in the NYPD before moving to LA and inheriting his uncles PI business.
He’s ambitious; wants his agency to grow and to have big-ticket clients, with many employees and offices all over the country. He misses New York City, and is constantly grouchy about L.A.
Problem? He can’t break out of this rut of sleazy, low-end assignments – divorces, cheating spouses, drugs, prostitution, insurance fraud, with each client being more unsavory, unscrupulous, and deadbeat than the last. When he approaches “big ticket clients” like movie stars, high-end attorneys, and big business executives, they always turn their nose down at him.
Depressed and at his wits end, he attends the “Law Enforcement, Investigations and Security Industry Summit” an annual professional convention in which people in law enforcement, investigation, security, etc, can attend to promote their business, learn new tactics, meet new people, mingle, attend panels, and listen to speakers.
This seems to deject him more as he meets several people who lucked into the higher end of the industry, getting the kind of assignments he wants. Drowning his sorrows at a nearby pub, a beautiful brunette sits next to him – Kerrie Barnett, former employee of the James Lindsend Detective Agency. There he learns that she was one of Jamie’s Saints.
She suggests that he get a female partner. Not one for men to ogle, but a beautiful, resourceful, educated woman who will provide him with that ‘in’ with the type of clientele he’s seeking. Covington’s a bit old school macho and thinks that this type of work is too dangerous for a woman, but his conversation with Kerrie makes him rethink that stance.
After interviewing a whole bunch of girls, they’re either vapid or crazy. He’s about to give up for good, when suddenly, Gilberto DaCosta, a rare gems merchant shows up at his office who said that Kerrie recommended him and his “partner”. Partner?
Covington nervously plays along trying to figure out what’s going on, pretending he does have that person, and then right before his lie is about to be blown, all of a sudden appears Sarah Colt.
Forced to solve a jewel heist case, “Sarah” is very secretive about herself and he believes Kerrie sent her. Who was this woman? Was she up to something? Was she hiding something? Was she someone important? Did she have a lot of friends? Or did she upset the wrong people? Or was she dangerous? All Covington could get from the case they were working on together was that Sarah was beautiful, an expert hand to hand combatant, multilingual – she’s got a whole bunch of skills…