sdIt is a sunny Sunday in May, 1993. After church, a mother and her lovely fourteen-year old daughter walk three miles to a country store for cigarettes and ice cream. It is a walk members of the family often take in this rural Sulphur Springs Valley area of southeastern Arizona near the Mexican border.

The mother and daughter arrive at the store in a jovial mood, trading pleasantries with customers and the owners… The daughter timidly flirts with a boy from her school. The daughter and mother leave the store in a silly mood, finger painting ice cream on their faces.

They never make it home…

The deputy sheriff of the county believe there has been a ‘stranger abduction’.

There are lots of action, interesting characters, and romance to go with this fictional account of an incident inspired by true events…events that brought tragedy to a shaken family.

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About the Author

Billy Ray Chitwood, author, son of the South, a Dreamer, Romantic, and Wanderlust… Writing is therapy for his soul – along with wife, Julie Anne, and a lovable Bengal cat named George. The author’s writing is defined by narrative clarity, musing, action, and reader enjoyment. Many of his thirteen books are inspired by true life events, one in particular very close and personal (“An Arizona Tragedy – A Bailey Crane Mystery”). School teacher, sales and marketing, business owner, actor, and honorable service in the United States Navy. He lives in the rolling hills of Lincoln Land.

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