Welcome to Quarry Hall, where the wounded find shelter and healing, and train to share that healing and the lessons they have learned with other hurting souls.
Quarry Hall is the mansion home of the Arc Foundation, a philanthropic foundation dedicated to finding the people who have fallen through the cracks and give badly needed assistance, one person at a time. The daughters of Quarry Hall are the walking wounded, and still have some growing and healing to do as they face a wounded world. Accompanied by their guard dogs, trained in self-
Under a false identity, Joan finally has the life she has always wanted. With pressure to deepen a relationship on one side, and the threat of an old nemesis finding her on the other, she refuses to run, no matter what it costs her.
Into this chaos comes a letter from a man claiming to be her unknown father, and an invitation to visit him at Quarry Hall. He has a proposition for her.
Joan can make a big difference for good in the world, using her father's money. She hungers for the family and sense of belonging that Quarry Hall offers. To rescue her closest friend, she would sell the soul she doesn't believe she possesses.
In the end, Joan will have to give up the lies that have kept her alive all these years.
After a rough assignment catching people out to destroy battered women's shelters, Anne needs a break. Being assigned to observe operations at Common Grounds Legal Clinic seems like a cake assignment. Xander Finley, the head lawyer, is a friend of Joan. The clinic is already supported by the Arc Foundation, so Arc is simply expanding its support.
But then Anne is carjacked, and her guard dog, Argus, is shot. Off balance, worried about Argus, and wearing borrowed clothes, things keep getting worse. Face-
Kathryn's retreat for relaxation and contemplation is interrupted to take a fugitive to safety, beyond the reach of authorities who may be compromised. The injured woman knows her name is Regina, but not why people were shooting at her. The journey to reach a friend in the FBI is complicated when Kathryn's illness requires frequent stops, permitting Regina's pursuers to nip at their heels.
When the mountains interfere with cell reception, and she can't stop long enough to make a call for help and advice, Kathryn has only her companion dog, her own wits, and prayer to depend on. Deception waits around every corner and Regina's attitude tests Kathryn's sympathy and her faith.
Black Ops doesn’t begin to describe Vincent’s former paramilitary team.
When a friend of the Arc Foundation requests help for a rescue mission facing scandal, Vincent learns two former teammates are involved. He must investigate for the sake of his conscience, but can his instincts be trusted? Who has reformed, and who still waits to destroy those who betrayed him years ago, when their team disintegrated?
Joan comes along, to provide balance and a second pair of eyes. One former teammate, Josh is in charge of renovations. Karl, the other former teammate, is the fundraiser. Darcy, Josh’s daughter, is an idealistic young woman ready to give her life for what she believes. As Vincent and Joan track down the enemies of the mission, they uncover lies and an insidious scheme, with Darcy as pawn and prize.
Nikki lives a faerie tale existence, but after a chance encounter with Joan Archer, she starts to rethink her choices. Especially since she is pregnant, and her boyfriend doesn't want the baby. Brock has changed since convincing Nikki to run away from home two years ago. Now his goal is to protect her from his drug lord boss. When his DEA contacts say they can't protect Nikki, Brock must break her heart to drive her away, so she will be safe.
Ashamed to be the prodigal, Nikki doesn't go straight home. Joan and the Quarry Hall sisters find her and start her healing and the journey home. The drug lord decides to find Nikki, and bring her back to use her to camouflage the organization's activities. When he kidnaps her, Quarry Hall and friends marshal their resources to find her before it is too late.
Years ago, Charli Carson and her father surprised a thief searching his laboratory. She was crippled and he died.
Nightmares plague Charli, so a reclusive life is easy. Joan Archer comes to the Carsons’ hidden forest lab, seeking to save her father’s life with their breakthrough plant-
When they shelter the children of friends in danger, a chain of events leads to the enemy striking once more. Charli must conquer her fears and nightmares to protect the children and find answers before it is too late.
#7: ANNE'S OGRE
George, Quarry Hall's mechanic, is a broken man, haunted by dreams of a life he can't remember. Vincent fights to keep George from remembering the soulless killer he once was -
Anne's past again haunts her and she struggles to regain her peace. The Ogre who molested her and killed her parents is gone -
As Anne re-
Nikki’s first long-
Staying in town to search for Brooklyn while pretending not to suspect anything turns out to be harder than Nikki anticipates. Her questions never get the same answer twice, and soon she decides people are lying to her, and then spying on her.
A letter from Brooklyn, posted before she disappeared, provides some answers. Quarry Hall gets to work. Joan races to Harper’s Point, fearing for Nikki’s safety. Before she arrives, the enemy strikes. Now the question is if Nikki’s training will keep her and Brooklyn alive until rescue comes.
Jenni Doran's magazine's computer system suffers cyber-
The man who possesses the program wants to possess Sophie, and has been hunting her for years. He is willing to destroy everyone she loves to accomplish that. Sophie and Joan have worked for years to dismantle his empire. The emotional shock and paralysis are as bad as the bullets that put Sophie in her wheelchair.
Where is her faith? Where is the security she has fought so long to win? As Sophie unravels the coding attacking the magazine, she faces the pain and fear of her past and the unpleasant fact that healing and freedom might mean facing her tormentor one more time.
Still suffering from the death of her companion dog, Su-
Haley has been manipulated and tricked, and is being used to infiltrate Arc. Su-
When Buddy Coltrane returns to attack the family he abandoned three years before, Quarry Hall gets involved. Jennifer is assigned to investigate the situation surrounding Daria Coltrane and her children. She must trick Buddy into acting, so they can deal with him. A technological trap springs shut, indicating that Genghis, the criminal mastermind out to destroy Vincent and the Arc Foundation, is directing Buddy's actions. Jennifer convinces Daria to flee and start a new life.
Time and again, they can't seem to evade their pursuers. A chance encounter with friends from her Air Force childhood, who rally to help, reminds Jennifer of all she has lost. Daria and her children are in danger from Quarry Hall's enemies. Jennifer willingly puts herself in the line of fire because as she says, "It's what we do." But will it be enough?
The Camerons have always been good friends of Joan Archer and the Arc Foundation. They also have some painful points in their past, starting with their inventor parents' ill-
Tris knows she is just as brilliant as her cousin, Matt, and her twin brother, Rocky, but what use is brilliance when she can't figure out what she's supposed to do with her life? That problem fades into the background when mysterious phone calls and the discovery of spying equipment and odd events too strange to be coincidences indicate someone is out to get Tris.
The three brothers who tried to attacked her when she was a child come back to town. Are they the enemy, or just being used by a bigger, nastier enemy -
She may just figure out what to do with her life, if the enemies of the Arc Foundation let her live that long.
#13: DARCY'S TREASURE
Darcy is pulled back into the dark world of her father's Black Ops team when she receives mysterious messages from someone looking for a treasure they think she has. Then Karl Van Mournen, a former teammate who tried to kill her father, is killed. Clues indicate that Genghis is finally catching up with the soldiers who escaped his brutal control. Who is his next target?
The possibility that Karl left behind information that could help the authorities find and capture Genghis puts Darcy in danger. She was caretaker of the "treasures" that Karl collected in his world travels. What is Genghis after, and what happened to the treasure the authorities confiscated when Karl went to prison?
The situation grows even more complicated when new information indicates other enemies seek the treasure, to destroy Genghis, his former soldiers, or them all. What risks is Darcy willing to take, to protect her father and his teammates, and the family at Quarry Hall?
One enemy has been destroyed, another remains, but that lingering danger pales in the face of the imminent death of Harrison Carter. He is ready to go, his soul secured and everything possible done to repay the massive debt he owes humanity. The Arc Foundation is safe in Joan's hands, but she isn't willing to let her father go, after such a short time with him.
She is just as surprised as everyone else when she says yes to the question Matt Cameron has asked multiple times. A wedding at Quarry Hall is just what Carter needs to brighten his last days, before he is laid to rest in the willow garden, beside the marker for Faith, who died before her mother even knew she existed.
The question that remains is if the happy day will come before he is gone -