Sandeen's at it again. He and his gal pal, Amanda Carter, tried to live the simple life by moving to the mountains of North Carolina and opening a small gift/espresso shop in a quaint resort village. They avoided their blood-stained past for a while, and then trouble walked into their store.
Richard Bowman wanted to know what happened to his brother Michael, a professor at nearby Appalachian State University. A year earlier, Michael had disappeared, and Richard demands that Sandeen discover what happened to his brother or face the prospect of having his past exposed—a situation that might have a fatal outcome for both Sandeen and Amanda.
Reluctantly, Sandeen sets out to find the missing brother, and in the process, turns up a raft of very nasty secrets shared by some of the solid citizens of a little University town in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Spurred on by demands that are impossible to ignore, Sandeen begins to unravel the mystery of Michael's disappearance, and in the process, almost becomes one who has disappeared, himself. Hang on to your hat as Sandeen and Amanda Carter race toward a fiery finish in this high-octane thriller.
|Publisher:||Dennis E. Smirl|
|File size:||407 KB|
About the Author
Dennis E. Smirl has been an Air Force officer, a salesman for a Fortune 500 company, a school psychologist, a computer science instructor at several colleges and universities, and a business owner. Married to his college sweetheart for more than half a century, he has spent time in Mexico, Japan, and South Vietnam, but prefers to take family vacations in the USA and Canada. A writer for as long as he can remember—he attempted a first novel at age ten—his first taste of national publication was a race report written and published in 1965. A science fiction fan for almost the same length of time, Mr. Smirl joined the Science Fiction Book Club when member numbers were much shorter. Beyond his interest in Science Fiction, he has had a lifetime interest in horseback riding, auto racing (as a driver), golf, photography, computers and information processing, and mystery novels. He has written thirteen novels and more than seventy short stories and novellas.