Between a hostile work environment and an impossible romantic situation with her longtime friend and first love, Dr. Kai Solomon, disenchanted New York investment banker Cara Collins has little to smile about on her 27th birthday. But before the day ends, she receives a letter from her long-dead grandmother telling her she has inherited $50 million—a windfall that she must keep secret or risk the lives of those close to her—and suddenly she has a lot more to worry about.
As Cara plunges into the mystery surrounding her inheritance, she makes a stunning discovery: angels walk among the living, and they’re engaged in a battle that will determine the future of the human race. In the midst of these revelations, she meets sophisticated Simon Young, who offers her the promise of romance for the first time since Kai—but when Kai and his daughter are kidnapped by dark forces, Cara must choose: accept her place in a 2,000-year-old prophecy foretold in the Trinity Stones as the First of the Twelve who will lead the final battle between good and evil . . . or risk losing everything she holds dear.
On her 27th birthday, investment banker Cara Collins learns of a $50 million inheritance from her grandmother. The only condition of the bequest is that Cara can tell no one about the windfall doing so would put lives at risk. Cara, who is struggling with her feelings for two very different men, also learns that she is a Soul Seeker: a human with special powers and a key role to play in the battle between Good and Evil. In this first book in the Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, O'Connor tackles important worldbuilding, while also kicking off the story with bang. Readers will have to contend with the book's confusing plot, however. While the idea of a modern war between angels and demons is fascinating particularly as it plays out in urban areas readers will have trouble digesting the book's many concepts and plot points. Still, fans of the genre able to move past their initial confusion will find this an entertaining read.