Matt Grayson, Hollywood’s latest leading hunk and Lynn McCaine, Houston’s most determined investigative reporter, find themselves side by side on an ill fated flight from Los Angeles to Houston. When their plane crashes in the pine woods of East Texas, they survive, but only with the help of a farmer and his wife. Matt notices that many in the hospital also have some type of extra appendage or tags on their hands, necks or heads. Matt, exhausted and worn from the ordeal, passes out only to wake up later in Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He is told he was the lone survivor from a plane crash and that his injuries, though severe, will heal given time.
Once free of the hospital, Matt's obsession takes him on a journey for answers. He finds a woman he is certain is Lynn, only she insists that she is Linda McGowan and that she has never been to Houston; that she has lived in LA her entire life. Matt tries to convince her that she is really Lynn McCaine and that she is from Houston, and that they were the lone survivors of a plane crash in Texas. As they chat over coffee, two FBI agents push their way into their booth and question Linda about her recent hospital stay. They learn that “facts” surrounding Linda’s “accident” don’t add up. The road to answers takes them on an adventure that opens a Pandora’s box of secrecy surrounding medical research and human testing that is conducted without any oversight. The driving force behind it all is profit and all costs.
Captain Maiel is a duta warrior of Zion, a race of giant, winged guardians and chroniclers of the lesser souls. Maiel's assurances are shaken when she nearly loses a young human girl to the dark forces of Jahannam, the prison realm where the lowest beings reside. To avoid answering to the leaders of her world, Maiel seeks refuge on Earth, but she is pursued by a baron of Jahannam intent on destroying her. Can she be saved before time runs out? Or will she be sacrificed to secure the borders of Zion and to hide the lie her journey uncovers? (synopsis from Amazon)
Have I mentioned that Ted Dekker is one of my favorite authors?
Janeal has felt trapped by her father's gypsy lifestyle. When a myseterious man offers her a chance to leave that lifestyle behind Janeal jumps at the chance even if it means recover a large sum of money tied to her father. When the plan doesn't go accordingly Salazar's men attack the village and burn it to the ground.
Now Janeal is face with a dire choice. A choice that will result in either a new life or death.