I'm eighteen-year-old Lora Winters, and currently I'm on the run from an international mob called the Fleur de Lis.
Actually, I didn't mind the kidnapping attempt that took place in the middle of my Christmas shopping. I mean, when you consider that my parents value their careers over their only daughter, and that all my classmates are prep school snobs, then running for my life sounds like a welcome change from the monotony of high school. (Besides, having a 24/7 bodyguard kind of kills a social life.)
With a price on my head and a target on my back, I'm sent to TRUST, a secret agency in
I transform from straight A senior to butt-kicking secret agent, stealing Vespas(and kisses) in
LORA WINTERS AND THE FLEUR DE LIS is an 89,000 word YA mystery and might appeal to fans of Ally Carter. Since listed on your website that you are interested in interesting settings and a character on a unique journey, I thought you might be interested.
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LORA WINTERS AND THE FLEUR DE LIS
Chapter One: Christmas Shopping
"Martin, bring the car around!" Cole yelled into his earpiece as he ran beside me down the crowded sidewalk. He pushed through shopping families and tourists who looked appalled as he squeezed past them with me following right behind him. One woman cried out as I brushed against her, but I didn't stop to say sorry as I rushed on. I kind of had a lot to deal with at the moment.
"Lora and I will meet you at the end of the block!" Cole was shouting to Martin, our driver. Cole and I had planned on Christmas shopping in downtown
As we broke through the crowd outside a popular candy shop, I took a second to glance behind me. Several feet down the sidewalk, amid the crowds of shoppers all bundled up in winter coats and scarves, was a tall, thin man who towered over the sea of people. He was easy to spot with his curly red hair, thick red beard, and a face that looked pale even against the snow-capped roofs.