Something strange is happening in Cape Cod waters. Mysterious objects are washing up on the shores, just waiting for the right people to find them. They seem harmless. At first.
Maggie Lee, a school teacher on the brink of retirement, finds a trinket on the beach while vacationing with her husband. When she suffers near-fatal injuries at the hands of a hit-and-run driver, doctors are mystified when she makes a miraculous recovery.
A young gamer’s dog, Crash, finds his medallion while frolicking on a nearby beach. He, too, heals faster than expected after a surprise attack. When he develops special abilities, his owner is baffled.
A marine biologist, Sofiana, finds the shiny object lodged in the mouth of a great white shark she is tracking off the coast. The shark has a remarkable anchor-shaped scar traveling the length of its underbelly but somehow survived the brutal injury.
And Bob, a retired police officer living in an assisted living community, forgets that he’s in possession of a similar good luck charm because dementia fogs his brain. When he’s reunited with the charm, his mind clears for the first time in years.
When each of these strangers discovers the power housed within these tiny treasures, they find themselves drawn together in a desperate attempt to survive. There are others who know the origin of these powerful objects, and they’re willing to do anything they can to protect the secret…
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always loved the beach and ocean. When considering career choices, I seriously considered going into the field of marine biology because of my fascination with marine life. That love is what inspired this story.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters came to me easily for this one. I knew I wanted a diverse group of people of various ages and life experiences to come together, and the characters were born from that small idea. A lifetime dog-lover, I also wanted some dog – and other animal – characters to play an important part in this tale. It was almost as if this cast came to me to tell me to write this story!
Crash dropped the seaweed at his master’s feet and shook his entire body. The shake seemed to start at his head and travel the length of his body, ending with happy little tremors at the tip of his tail, water spewing in every direction.
“Hey! Stop! D-u-ude!” Holding his splayed hands in front of him, Jace looked down at his wet pants and shook his head. “Crash, that’s bad! Bad dog,” He mumbled. The dog dropped down into the sand and rolled onto his back. Tongue hanging sideways, tail twitching, he looked backward at Jace as if to say: ‘I’m Sorry’.
“Crazy dog,” Jace barked out a reluctant laugh. “I’m still triggered. I should take you back to the pound, that’s what I should do.” As he reached down to ruffle the soggy, sand-encrusted hair on his dog’s head, a glint of light from inside the seaweed forced him to shield his eyes.
“Whoa,” he said, moving in to take a closer look. “What’s that you got there, buddy?” Jace’s eyes widened as he bent to examine Crash’s find. The dog, now standing with his chest puffed out and head held high, seemed very proud of his discovery. He leaned closer, his nose twitching before he looked up a Jace, tail whipping a circular pattern in the air.
Jace glanced at him before his eyes were drawn back to the object in the sand.
“Whoa,” he repeated. "What is this?"
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