Book Title: Phantom Dreams
Author: T.K. Harris
Release Date: June 7th
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Length: 81,956 words, 273 pages
Publisher: GMTA Publishing LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Cover Design by: Benjamin Poelman and Tipping Point
FBI Special Agent Jack Matthews finds himself on yet another serial killer case, having barely recovered from the last disastrous hunt. Still stiff from a gun shot wound in his leg, under investigation for a botched job, and having lost his fiancée when she walked out on him, Jack is beginning to wonder if it isn’t time to move on to something new. But, for Jack, these cases are personal and he can’t say no.
Marketing specialist Kathy Gilliam leads a fairly boring life. If she’s not working or caring for her ailing father, then she is doing whatever it takes to avoid going anywhere near crowds of people. Her few distractions include her friend Margo Longfellow, occasional hiking trips, and her increasingly alarming dreams of women dying.
As her nightmares cause her to begin to doubt her sanity, the media releases news of the “Coast-to-Coast Killer” and Kathy discovers her dreams may be related. In a moment of panic, Kathy does something that places her on the FBI’s “persons of interest” list. Suddenly, her life is set on a collision course with Jack who must decide if Kathy is the killer or destined to become a victim.
The woman faltered at the sight of him, her eyes widening. She stopped, then turned to run back the way she had come. He raced after her, following the white puffs of her breath. But despite his effort, the distance between them increased.
The voice screamed at him. Faster!
He saw her turn her head to look back and then go down hard as her foot caught on something. She was still struggling to extract her foot and ankle from a tree root when he caught up. Raising her hands, she looked at him with tear-filled eyes. "Please. D-don't!"
He felt his face twist. How dare she? Snarling, he demanded, "Why did you do it?"
Not waiting for an answer, he raised his weapon and lunged, watching with satisfaction as her perplexed, fearful gaze changed to reflect her pain. His pain. He heard her gasp, still pleading, until she finally fell forward into a pool of her own dark blood.
The night deepened and gradually grew quieter until he could hear only the beating of his heart and the noise of the wildlife around him. Breathing deeply, he closed his eyes reveling in the sharp scents of pine and blood. He listened for a moment longer, but when no other sounds emerged, he smiled.
T.K. Harris was born in California and lived a gypsy sort of life traveling the world as a military brat. She has been writing since she was a child and as had several short stories published by various magazines, including one in Woman's World. She currently lives and works in Colorado as a Senior Solutions Architect and IT Instructor and has recently had her first novel, Phantom Dreams, published. She is looking forward to her next two books, already outlined and partially written. You can find out more at: http://www.tkharrisonline.com.