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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for theMoreAmazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting May 21, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.It is the first day of school. A smattering of lazy clouds float by the classroom windows, late summer cicadas hum, bus breaks squeal, lockers slam. It is a day like all other first days as Glenn Salk, experienced science teacher and lover of anything examined under a microscope, awaits his new ninth graders. But a scientist has an eye for change, and the change coming Glenns way is twofold: That morning, a freak disaster will assail the school, leaving behind death and destruction- in its wake, a mysterious woman will emerge. Iona Finn is stunning, with her wild ebony hair and creamy white skin. Her accent, an exotic blend of Scottish and Appalachian, is strangely hypnotic. When Glenn discovers that Iona has single-handedly saved one of his students, he falls in love with both her courage and her beauty. After a whirlwind romance, Iona accepts his marriage proposal. Glenn, whose life is as dull as his Payless loafers, wont have to grow old alone. And Iona, who cant wait to get married and start a family, will get what shes always wanted. The problem is, Iona has never disclosed what she really wants. Or, what she really is. When the novelty of Ionas charms wears off, her eccentricities grow madder by the day, and little white lies that in the beginning seemed trivial become increasingly toxic. Glenn, a firm believer in the Scientific Method Rules, suddenly cant rely on experiments or equations to give him answers. Answers that could change everything he ever knew about love- about family- about life itself. As Glenn Salk cautiously peels away the layered mysteries of his new bride, he learns there are some things better left buried.