The US government recruits psychics to find spies during WWII.
Opening herself to ridicule by revealing she’s clairvoyant is the last thing U.S. WAVES Lieutenant Livvy Delacourt wants, but when Uncle Sam needs her skill to track Nazi spies, she jumps in with both feet.
When JoAnn carried wood as a pre-teen so her Great Aunt Martha could stoke up the iron stove to prepare dinner, she wasn’t thinking, “I could use this in a novel someday.” Yet, the skills she learned from her horse-and-buggy ancestors translate into backdrops for her historical romance and paranormal suspense novels.
Believing it’s never too late to create your dream, she resurrected a desire to write. Her debut medieval romantic suspense novels, MATILDA’S SONG and OUT OF THE DARK, received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews. Her historical western romance novels are POLITE ENEMIES and THE FARMER AND THE WOOD NYMPH. Her latest is a WWII paranormal suspense series, EXPECT TROUBLE (ETWG semifinalist 2015) and EXPECT DECEPTION (ETWG finalist 2016).
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A skeptic and an engineer, Trey needed to talk with people to do his research and be effective on his new assignment. The govt. tied his hands by declaring potential staff had no "need to know" at this point.
Trey’s insides seemed reamed out, but somehow, he had to make a success of Operation Delphi. For the life of him, he couldn’t figure out how an engineering mind like his would go about finding spies—let alone psychics.
His brain sorted through what he’d learned even while his ears picked up the clanking sounds of radiators heating up. Walt’s driver had the furnace going. He walked over and twisted the radiator knob to “on,” then threw back his shoulders. “I’ll do my best. I’ll give Operation Delphi a fair shake.”
Walt looked as if the breath he’d been holding was gradually leaking out. “Your best is all we can ask for.”
“I’ll either debunk the idea or pull a team together.”
“Your staff needs to stay in the dark until it’s determined they have need-to-know.”
“Oh, great, kick me some more, why don’t you?” Trey’s temper flared.
“Can’t be helped.”
“That’ll put a damper on doing the job.”
“Not necessarily. You carried out your assignment this morning with the information the Navy gave you this weekend. That information wasn’t the full picture.”
“Sure, and a bomb went off.”
“A hazard of war. I repeat: Operation Delphi’s true mission must be kept from your staff until it’s absolutely certain they need to know.”