Book: Joshua's Touch by Husein Taherbhaicategories: Book, Homeland Security, Love, Betrayal, Friendship, Mystery, World Power, Paranormal Thriller
Husein Taherbhaiabout this book: Josh Hawkins uniqueness has consequences that could tilt the balance of power in the world. Love, betrayal, CIA and Homeland Security involvement leads the reader to an exciting, but tense conclusion in this paranormal thriller.
Tom raised his head from his almost empty beer mug.
"I wish it was as simple as people dying," Josh said. "I could handle that. We've come across lots of death in our line of work. It's not an unknown, and what I know, I can handle. My dad is doing fine. But like all people, I know he has to go. He's getting there in age and even though I may sound callous, I can accept it," he said with finality, still a bit hesitant, still not sure of how to disclose his bizarre tale to Tom.
"What you're telling me then is you're dealing with something you don't understand. Is that what you're saying? Or are you saying you have an answer, but it's too far out for others to believe. I can understand that. We're scientists. We like rational answers to our questions. Call it our raison d'être, if you will. Whatever is bothering you needs to be solved, but it can be solved only if you talk about it. Perhaps we can find a solution, if we put our two minds together. We're supposed to be brilliant after all." He smirked. "Let's use our PhD's for a real purpose, shall we?" He laughed.
Josh knew Tom was trying hard to put him at ease, but he didn't respond.
He continued to look at his friend, transfixed, intent. The subdued shadowy lighting played tricks on his tired mind. He caught his reflection in the mirror behind Tom. Was that him sitting there? It was like he was somebody else; no, not somebody, but something scrawny and hawk-like with curled talons. The image was gone the moment he blinked. It was weird and scary. All the greasy food during lunch with their clients must have been taking a toll on his mind, and maybe his eyes.
He wiped his face with his handkerchief and then once again looked at his friend. The use of research and finding solutions to hard core scientific problems was one thing, but what was happening to him was something else. There was no obvious explanation for it. He needed to talk. A lot depended on what Tom thought of it.
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