By Rick Mofina
Within the distant, rugged nook of Montana’s Glacier nationwide Park often called the Devil’s seize, little Paige Baker of San Francisco disappears together with her puppy, Kobee, whereas on a camping out journey together with her relatives; or so her dad and mom have advised authorities.
A multi-agency activity strength launches an incredible seek as Paige fights to outlive within the barren region. Time hammers opposed to her and shortly the country is gripped via the life-and-death drama.
Secretly, behind the curtain, the FBI grows suspicious of Paige’s mom and dad. Their contemporary background and stressful facts hyperlinks them to a terrible mystery from the past.
About the author:
Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning writer of a number of acclaimed thrillers.
The foreign mystery Writers, the non-public Eye Writers of the US and The Crime Writers of Canada have Rick Mofina's books as being the most effective on the planet. His titles were released in a few 20 international locations and feature been praised via James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Lee baby, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Nick Stone, David Morrell, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Linwood Barclay, Peter Robinson, Håkan Nesser and Kay Hooper.
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Zander’s phrases echoed with the choppers over the valley. All she may have is a bit nudge. you choose while to push. “How was once it for you becoming up right here, Emily? ” “Heavenly. We had a spot my grandfather equipped close to Buckhorn Creek. ” “That’s now not faraway from the following. ” “No. It had a rafter roof. I had a horse. Dad labored on a feedlot. My mom and dad received me my first digital camera and that i began studying approximately images the following, learning Dad’s previous existence magazines. ” “Why did you permit? ” Emily regarded to the mountains for the reply. “Guess what I’m going to do. ” Bowman notion it most sensible to attend her out. an entire minute handed. “I moved with my mom to San Francisco after my father used to be killed. ” “What occurred? ” “He fell from his horse whereas engaged on our ranch, obtained kicked. I observed it occur. ” “Oh my God. i'm so sorry. ” “I was once fifteen. It occurred simply because he was once distracted. He used to be disillusioned with me. ” “What in the world for? ” “A rumor was once going round city that I lied approximately whatever. whatever vital. ” “What used to be it? ” “I can’t inform you. ” “Did you lie approximately this crucial factor? ” “No, i didn't. yet now, issues have got so loopy. It’s like--” “Guess what I’m going to do. ” “Stop it! ” She hurled her cup down the mountain, the tin tapping and tinking all of the means down, underscoring the echo of her “Stop it! cease it! cease it! ” Emily thrust her face into her arms and sobbed. Bowman held her. “Emily. Please. you have to speak to me. ” “It’s occurring back. It’s taking place back. i can't enable this occur back. Oh God, please! Paige! ” Bowman struggled to carry Emily. Her complete exhausted physique was once writhing in torment. Others rushed to her relief as her echoing screams have been quickly drowned out via the impending thunder of an FBI helicopter, forcing the command publish employees to fight to carry down the flapping maps, as Emily rocked in Bowman’s palms. What the hell is that this family members hiding? TWENTY-FIVE In San Francisco, a couple of days earlier than Paige Baker vanished within the Rocky Mountains, Sheila Walton was once having hassle dozing. It arose from a choice Walton had acquired from Henrietta Umara, central of Beecher Lowe, inquiring for a gathering. an afternoon or so sooner than university holiday, Walton’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Cammi, confided whatever that had alarmed Umara “She instructed me one among her academics had”--Umara sought for the appropriate word--“allegedly struck her. ” “Hit her? Who used to be it? What occurred? ” Walton’s physique numbed, her ears rang, as she sat there in Umara’s workplace, soaking up the phrases. now not believing them. “Ms. Walton, has Cammi instructed you something of this? ” Walton shook her head, eyes stinging with tears. “Not a observe. I can’t think she didn't come to me. What did she say occurred? whilst? ” Umara handed her a tissue. “She was once imprecise approximately it. She supplied no info. didn't even establish the instructor, until eventually this morning. She known as me. ” “She referred to as you? ” “It can be a false impression. A misinterpretation. Or, it can be critical. She imagined to me that whatever occurred a couple of days in the past. I needed to attend a convention in Sacramento. i couldn't succeed in you.