The Weird Connection Between My Wife’s Starstruck Books and the Flynn Story.
I have posted a lot here about the General Flynn story. Last night my wife has remembered a weird happenstance connection between current events and her Starstruck books. In the first book of this young adult science fiction romance series, Starstruck, there is a minor villain whose split loyalties make him a security risk. He eventually tries to betray the good guys by giving the bad guys information.
The name of this minor villain? Just happened to be “Flynn.” The book was released in 2013 so the connection is obviously chance, but still weird. Consider this bit of dialogue from the book after Flynn’s duplicity is discovered by the good guys.
“Rigel, Marsha,” Shim continued, “have either of you noticed anyone following you? Anyone watching you?”
I shook my head at the same time Rigel said, “No.”
“No suspicious strangers hanging around the school or trying to talk to either of you?”
Again, we both shook our heads.
“Then it’s likely I got here first. I’d have called, but I couldn’t be sure the line here was secure. At the close of our last visit, we discovered a security breach within our own circle.”
“Flynn?” The guess was out of my mouth before I could stop it.
Shim’s bushy white brows shot upward. “We clearly underestimated you, my dear. May I ask what Flynn did during your brief encounter to make you mistrust him?”
I felt myself flushing with embarrassment, even though it sounded like I was right. “It was . . . well, I’m not sure. He just creeped me out.”
“Then I suggest you trust your instincts in the future,” Shim said. “Fortunately, we learned of his divided loyalties before he betrayed your whereabouts. But now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to make a call on a line that is secure.”
You can find out more about the books at my wife’s website, BrendaHiatt.com.