Special Agent Garrett Brown is thirty-five and driven to succeed inside the hallowed halls of what he believes to be the world’s finest law enforcement agency—the American FBI. However, Garrett has a void in his life that cannot be filled by any case workload. More than just married to his job, he is obsessed—and the price he pays for the work he does has taken a heavy toll.
The toil of long hours dealing with the nation’s hardest criminals, dredging up old cases that bring with them bad memories, and lonely thoughts have left Garrett hardened and cynical. His personal relationships have been few and far between, leading him down a path that is both reclusive and self-destructive.
It’s no secret that fate works in mysterious ways. Garrett is immediately thrown into a terrifying situation that leaves him careening out of control as his car slides off the road—and soon he discovers a woman he has not seen since high school—Sydney.
Sydney shares a similar lifestyle to Garrett; both of them are driven by careers that leave no time for the simple pleasures of life—marriage, children and a nice place to hang your hat and call home. They are individuals living life in the shadows, with time and circumstance having worn them down. For both, their potential for true happiness is so much more. Will their chance meeting be enough to reset their lives? Will their memories be enough to unlock the doors to reach the future of their dreams?
“Both Garrett and Sydney are stronger than they realize, and W.J. Walker takes her characters on a journey readers will delight in,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “It’s so much more than a love story; with contemporary, graceful prose and a pace that will keep readers turning pages late into the night, Walker’s Memories is a book not soon forgotten.”
W.J. Walker is a retired Registered Nurse with experience in some of America’s busiest metropolitan emergency rooms. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing, and has drawn heavily from her career for this novel. She lives in Michigan with her husband of forty-one years and their yellow Lab, Lucy, and their tabby cat, Rusty.