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Desert's Dawn based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Desert's Dawn is a novel that kept me in suspense until the end. Mr. Phillips did a great job in grabbing the reader from the very first page. The well-written story takes place in a small Arizona town that has been plagued with lawless acts of a criminal named, Tom Roberts. For the past fifteen years, he has committed crimes in the region, but has managed to stay one step ahead of the authorities. The saga begins ten years after the murder of Jennifer Danials, a district attorney from Flagstaff, AZ, who was kidnapped by Roberts. Her kidnapping occurred just as she was close to getting proof of his criminal activities. Sheila Daniels, the seventeen-year old daughter of Jennifer, has been living for the last ten years in the care of her 44 year old half-brother Andrew. He is a wheelchair bound Army veteran, who was paralyzed for life during his brief duty in the U.S. invasion of Grenada. When Sheila was first delivered by the police into Andrew's care, the young seven year old was very distraught. Her mother was her whole life. Now that her mother was gone, there was a great void in her life that needed to be filled. Fortunately, through the love of friends and family, Sheila turned her life around. Now, ten years later, she has excelled from a distraught young girl, to a stable young woman. Sheila is intelligent, creative, independent, and highly skilled in the martial arts(which was a boon to her in several situations.) Eventually, Sheila and the people of the small town clash with Roberts. Secrets are revealed throughout the story. The reader will also enjoy the light-hearted humor and bravery. They will be shocked at the cruel acts of lawlessness by Roberts and his cohorts. The ending did surprise me. I think Mr. Phillips has written a thrilling, action packed mystery that will appeal to all who read Desert's Dawn.