KINTSUGI – In pursuit of equanimity
123000 words / 429 pages
Scars of the past leading to shards of life restored to something unimaginable.
Two broken people, fighting for their lives and healing from their brokenness. Will the Japanese art of Kintsugi become the description of their lives? Or will evil destroy them as victims of their own circumstances and rip them from the equanimity they so desperately seek.
Erin McBride found equanimity after Syria when she married her first love. But that life was torn relentlessly from her when cancer ripped her husband of less than a year from her, bruising her still fragile new-found faith in God and in the goodness of people.
Her emotions dragged her into a thirst for the solitude of her earlier career as an assassin and undercover operative, when a favour for her friend and lawyer, Paul Millar set her on a course to protect David Montgomery, a bankrupt billionaire investment banker who had lost everything.
Old foes from the past haunted her as she realised that there was much more at stake than babysitting a depressed man who lost everything. He had lost the money of ruthless people who were out to kill him. Then they killed her loved ones and destroyed her property and turned to destroy Erin McBride.
Erin's pseudonym, Uju Izimbila, the Honey Badger were lured from the darkness of her past to become a killer again to defend what and whom she loved. She had to become the tough little animal again that feared nothing, shied away from nothing and would stop at nothing to get what it wanted.
How would she be able to reconcile the unbearable pressure and need to use the only means she knew how to end obstacles with her Christian faith of peace and restoration.
She had no other options, but to engage.
But will she be able to pay the extreme price tag of her decision.