Surviving the tragedy of 9/11 brought more than a lucky break for seven-year-old Abby Toombs. It ushered in her destiny.
When Abby jumps in front of a bullet on her eighteenth birthday, she ends the rampage of a mad shooter and discovers a gift—coming back to life. A code imprinted on a childhood gift reveals that Abby is the key to saving strangers from a series of catastrophic events. She just has to sacrifice herself.
Hired bodyguard, Ace, joins Abby on her quest and finds himself entangled in the impossible task of keeping her alive. Saving a girl with a death wish is harder than it sounds.
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New York City -2001
Abby cringed in the blackness smothering her. It was darker than her bedroom without her Barbie nightlight. Blacker than the magic markershe used to draw on cardboard boxes. Black as licorice candy from Halloween. But she guessed she wasn’t dead.
Because death would be still and quiet, not jolting with thunderous noises.
Her arms and legs remained trapped in a tangle of concrete. She dreamt of rubbing her eyes, half-glued together and caught at the edges in a crusty seal.
When she opened her mouth, her dry tongue glued to the bottom of her teeth. She tried to scream or a yell, but nothing came out. Mama had been there beside her earlier. Where was she now? Surely Mama would find her soon.
Her thirst irritated like the droning of the giant horsefly caught inside their car last summer. Coming forward, buzzing back.