Crystal ball reader Isadora Turgenev wants to prove she's up to the leadership responsibility of keeping Philadelphia staff safe from Hitler's occult attacks until their team leader can return from special assignment in D.C., but a Nazi spy murdered and assumed the identity of the temp secretary D.C. had assigned to fill the gap. The spy's mission is to steal an ancient book of spells coveted by Hitler, named The Book of Cures, but her obsession is to avenge her spy lover's disappearance by consuming the U.S. facility and all who live in it in paranormally induced flames.
JoAnn Smith Ainsworth experienced food ration books, Victory Gardens and black-out sirens as a child. These memories help her create vivid descriptions of time and place for her award-winning, WWII paranormal suspense series wherein the U.S. government recruits psychics to hunt down Nazi spies. 1. Expect Trouble was a runner-up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition and a semi-finalist in the East Texas Writers Guild first-chapter contest. 2. Expect Deception was a finalist in the 2016 Best Book Award in the category of Mystery/Suspense and a finalist in the East Texas Writers Guild first-chapter contest. 3. Expect Betrayal released during the pandemic. 4. Expect Obsession was finalist at 2022 Global Book Awards. 5. Expect Treachery is being written. Ms. Ainsworth is the author of eight published novels. Expect Betrayal (Book 3) will release in 2020. She has B.A. and M.A.T. degrees in English and has completed her M.B.A. studies. She lives in northern California. To learn more, please visit https://www.joannsmithainsworth.com.
The villain's ego is strong enough to invade the U.S. stronghold.
She stepped into character by pushing her glasses slightly out of kilter, slumping her shoulders a little as if from the exhaustion of travel, and putting on an expression that she hoped looked both efficient and bewildered. Her heart raced. She pushed the intercom button at the wrought-iron gate. A male voice answered, "Hamilton House. How may we help you?"