Chapter One

St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, Scotland

St. Giles Cathedral
Edinburgh, Scotland

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

– Buddha

Late October, 2018
Atlanta

Riley Blackthorne compared her seat number to the row numbers above the seats. Confused, she shot a look behind her, toward the area of the airplane designated for Coach Class. She should be back there, right?

There has to be a mistake.
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