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.
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Rich and Powerful Dad Can't Get Him Out of This On
Protests are to no avail. He's stuck with the job.
“My dad can get me out of this.”
“A month ago, yes. Not now when they’ve started implementing their plan.”
Walt rose, clasped him on the shoulders and looked him in the eye. “Just the fact I’m briefing you puts you under surveillance for the remainder of the war. These are some of the most powerful men in America. They won’t take kindly to having their decision thrown back in their faces.”
His father probably put him on this ridiculous project to keep him safe from Axis bullets, but one misstep and a White House bullet would shoot down his future. Despair churned in his gut. “I’m being set up to fail.”
“Not really, old buddy. Debunking Nazi claims is in itself a success.”
Trey kicked the desk again. “This claptrap will take resources away from the real war.”
“What if the Nazi schemes have a basis in truth?”
“Everyone knows those people are fakes.”
“Maybe, maybe not, old buddy. What if Hitler wins because he harnesses energies to make our men too sick to fight? Are you willing to take even the remotest chance?” Walt paused as if to allow time for his comment to sink in before adding, “The White House won’t take that chance.”
Walt started organizing papers from his briefcase. “I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but if it makes you feel any better, yours isn’t the only operation The Watch is creating.”
“So the whole weight of Hitler’s defeat by psychic warfare won’t be on my shoulders?” Trey knew he sounded like he had a bad taste in his mouth.
“Keep that to yourself, buddy. The Watch wants all findings separated. They don’t want you to influence one another. And the fact that there’ll be psychics working in this facility stays here.”
“As if I’d blab to anyone that I’m in charge of nut cases.”