Absent by Katie Williams

By Katie Williams

Whilst seventeen-year-old Paige dies in a freak fall from the roof in the course of Physics classification, her spirit is certain to the grounds of her highschool. no less than she has corporation: her fellow ghosts Evan and Brooke, who additionally died there. but if Paige hears the rumor that her loss of life wasn't an accident—that she supposedly jumped on purpose—she can't endure it. Then Paige discovers whatever impressive. she will be able to own dwelling humans after they examine her, and he or she could make them do virtually something. perhaps, simply might be, she will get to the preferred lady at school and forestall the rumors as soon as and for all.

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Not my way," Froelich said. "So don't tell anybody else. " "I wouldn't anyway. " Stuyvesant nodded vaguely. Then, like the good bureaucrat he had become, he arrived at the most important question of all. " he asked. "Not much," Froelich said. "Maybe nothing at all. Maybe expenses only. We've got some history together. Theoretically. " "This could stall your career. " "You were my choice," Stuyvesant said. "I picked you. " "So take a deep breath and count to ten. " Froelich nodded, and took a breath and kept quiet, ten or eleven seconds.

Touched his right elbow. It was bruised. "Joe worked for them," he said. "And knowing the way he was he probably worked pretty hard, and he was a little shy, so anybody he dated was probably in the office, otherwise he would never have met them. Plus, who else except the government keeps two-year-old Suburbans this shiny? And parks next to hydrants? " "You're pretty quick," she said again. "Thank you," he said back. "But Joe didn't have anything to do with Vice Presidents. " She nodded. "We all start out in Financial Crimes.

OK, so let's get serious. She hitched straighter in her chair and quit the government sites and fired up some illicit software that took her straight into the banking industry's private world. Strictly speaking she shouldn't be using it for this purpose. Or for any purpose. It was an obvious breach of official protocol. But she didn't expect to get any comeback. And she did expect to get a result. If UNSUB had even a single bank account anywhere in the fifty states, it would show up. Even a humble little checking account.

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