Angels Walking is the first book in a new series by Karen Kingsbury. This story opens with 20 angels meeting in heaven to hear about the new mission they have before them. They are chosen for their compassion and understanding of the human heart. Two people need their help. Tyler Ames, a rising superstar baseball pitcher, and Sami Dawson, the only girl Tyler ever loved.
When Tyler is drafted into the minor leagues, he decides to take that route instead of a scholarship to college. His parents and his girlfriend all want him to go to college but he wants to be a superstar as soon as possible. When he leaves town to pursue his dream he and his parents are barely speaking. He even loses touch with Sami.
Just when Tyler thinks he has it made his life and plans come crashing down around him. He finds himself homeless, broke and relying on Oxycodone to get through the long days.
Meanwhile Sami has been getting on with her life. She has a successful boyfriend, a good job, a bright future. She has everything going for her. But is it right for her? She is starting to question it.
The two angels on assignment, Beck and Ember, need to restore hope to Tyler and Sami. Much is at stake for future generations. So begins the first mission of Angels Walking.