In Shining Armor
A novel by
Maria Martin is thirteen. She’s bright, she’s beautiful, and she’s an incredible tennis player. She’s also an orphan. When a dream comes true and she is invited to be a ball girl at the U.S. Open in New York City she is so excited that she can hardly contain herself.
Two days before leaving, while practicing her shots against the garage door of her new foster home, her ball gets away from her and she chases it down the hill and into the basement of her neighbor’s home. It is the basement of two dark and evil men.
Russell Tucker is a tennis champion in the fifth set of his career. He has lived a life of high peaks and many deep chasms. He meets and befriends, Maria, this amazing young ball girl, while playing the two week long U.S. Open event. Having just played the finals match, he returns to his hotel where he suddenly finds himself trying to save Maria from an attack by two unknown men – only to have Maria step in front of a bullet that was aimed at him.
In Shining Armor is the story of two former lovers, and all their friends, as they go to heroic efforts to save a dying girl. In doing so, what they discover about life, themselves, and Maria, will take your breath away – even as two serial killers, unnoticed, wait for their chance to finish what they started.