Marti Forrester’s husband died in a boating accident five years ago. At least that’s what she thought—until someone spotted him in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula.
Enter Harry Brannan—a former police lieutenant, forced to retire after being gravely injured in a shootout. A mutual friend introduces him to Marti and he agrees to help her find out if it really was her husband that was seen in the North Country.
Harry locates the man, but against his advice, Marti travels alone to the Upper Peninsula to confront him. She finds her husband dying of gunshot wounds on his kitchen floor, panics and runs, but is apprehended by the police and jailed for his murder.
In spite of mounting evidence against her, Harry knows in his heart that she’s innocent. But he also knows that if she is to be set free, he’s going to have to find out what really happened. However, someone doesn’t want the truth to come out—and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Harry from finding it.
The clock is ticking for Marti. Will Harry find the killer in time? Will the love that has begun to blossom between them have a chance to come to fruition? Or will Harry meet the same fate as Marti’s husband, leaving her to spend the rest of her life in prison?
Missing Presumed Dead takes the reader on a suspenseful ride from the first page to the very satisfying end. Andy Van Loenen has written a masterful novel that I couldn’t put down. I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes a good story with strong characters, and a believable plot. This one’s a keeper. —Barbara Warren, author of Murder at the Painted Lady
Hi, I'm Andy Van Loenen and I write books. In my life I've been an inventor of electronic devices, a repairer of medical equipment, a programmer of telephone call centers (yes, one of those people whose efforts landed you in voicemail jail--sorry), and a member of the United States Air Force. Most importantly, I'm a Christian and have been for more than thirty years. I say, "Most importantly," because this one thing has defined my life and, I hope, shows up in everything I do--especially my writing. Does that mean everything I write? Well, you're not likely to see it in an article on some fine point of telephony, but you can expect my worldview will somehow figure in every novel or short story that finds its way out of my computer. I consider this a good thing, if you don't, you've been warned.