Synopses & Reviews
Mr.” Elizabeth is herself a paradox. A former NSA agent trained in psychic controlled remote viewing, she makes her living as a part-time bounty hunter. She has crafted an otherwise quiet life for herself in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is a life to which she happily retreats after each hunt and capture, a process that takes her deep into the mind of her prey. That is, until she is called to find L., a mysterious and disturbing female serial killer. But L. too has psychic abilities and though untrained, is aware of Mr. Elizabeths presence. In New York City the search brings them together. Only then do they find that they have been manipulated and have both been captured” by the Organization that first recruited and forced Elizabeth to use her psychic skills for their purposes. Now Elizabeth is to train L., so that the Organization can use her powerful abilities. An unlikely alliance forms between the two women as they plot and then escape, a bond that grows stronger as they attempt to elude the forces of the Organization.
However, the secrets between the two women grow even stranger as they begin to realize that neither of them are who they believe. Only after capture is a deadly secret revealed one that will either destroy Elizabeth or heal her. And it is the very Organization that has played with her that will be the source of her salvation.
About the Author
Marlene Leach has had fiction and poetry published in Lavanderia: A Collection of Women, Wash and Words; The Absinthe Literary Review; Southern California Review; Funeral Party; Threshold; Lost Worlds; Mouse Tales Press, Askew, and Black Petals. She has worked as a freelance journalist for over 15 years, served as a Marine, worked as a nurse and her non-fiction has been published in Nvestment Magazine, Get Up and Go, Mature Lifestyles, Naples Daily News, Monadnock Ledger, Nantucket Beacon, Salon.com, Union Leader, and Ambience Magazine. She currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M. where she teaches Intro to Novel Writing at UNM Continuing Education. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Master of Professional Writing Program at University of Southern California. THE INSCRUTABLE MR. ELIZABETH is her first, but far from her last, novel.