What if you could see Death itself? What if Death were a human manifestation, a constant, unnerving presence around the edges of your life? This is what armed-response coast guard officer Stacey's reality becomes when she survives a gunshot wound that should have killed her. But there's a price. She's now able to see Death personified-as an ordinary man in an everyday suit. She lives, but Death is her new best friend. Is Stacey losing her mind? If she isn't, what does all this mean? As Stacey tries to cope, complications arise when an officer from internal affairs is sent to investigate the attack on her. That's how she meets Steven-and this "man in a suit" becomes the focus of his probing questions. Circumstances draw Stacey and Steven to one another, and love blooms. But Stacey must hide Death's constant companionship from Steven, who is unwittingly determined to find out who this mysterious man is. As Stacey fights to figure it all out, she has no inkling that her story will become immortalized-or that when it's told years later, it will change a dying veteran's life and connect them forever.
Tim Acklam, a natural storyteller with an active imagination, is the author of two adult adventure books and several children's books. Courted by Death is his first thriller. Acklam worked as a service engineer before going on to earn his general certificate of secondary education, studying psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and counseling. Born and raised in Essex, England, he now resides in Basildon with his family.