Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five-year-old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him, even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma’s never needed help before. And even though she’s learned to trust her son, it doesn’t mean she trusts Will.
Mercenary, Will Davenport, lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma’s freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake’s proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn’t know she has.
Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Will’s overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why, before it’s too late.
Theme song: Foo Fighters The Pretender
Linkin Park: Papercut (Totally captures the tone for the first chapter)
Linkin Park: Faint
Nickelback: Follow You Home
Linkin Park: Easier to Run
Nickelback: Animals (background music to write second car chase scene)
Foo Fighters: Stranger Things Have Happened (cornfield scene)
Death Cab for Cutie: I Will Possess Your Heart
Death Cab for Cutie: Meet me on the Equinox (after big scene in the middle)
Anya Marina: Satellite Heart
Foo Fighters: Come Alive
Lupe Fiasco: Solar Midnight
Storyside B: You Are Not Alone