Eighteen-year-old Liza Mclntyre started out ''Alone'' in her quest to find her sixteen-year-old sister, Grace, who had been kidnapped by renegade Indians who had killed her parents. Liza''s father had taught her and Grace survival skills from the time they were children, so she set out afoot with a rifle, two bowie knifes in a knife belt, provisions to last several weeks, and a strong determination she would find her sister or die trying. Along the way she managed to rescue an eight-year-old boy, who had also been kidnapped by another group of Indians. Having to care for and protect Tommy Shuler, slowed up her search for her sister, but help comes when Tommy''s father, William Shuler, searching for his son, catches up with them. They ended up in the Black Hills of South Dakota that covered hundreds of miles of Sioux Territory. It consisted of many Indian reservations. How can she possibly find the group that took her sister among so many? When she finds out from the friendly Lakota Sioux that the ones who killed her parents and kidnapped her sister were the vicious Northern Dakota Sioux, she refuses any further help from William; leaving him and Tommy with the Lakota tribe and strikes off ''alone'' to complete her mission. She told William, "If you die helping me, you leave a son without a father. If I die trying it will not be a loss to anyone.""Alone" is a book filled with action and adventure. A real page-turner.