Serenity Bower is kidnapped at 12 and told her mother died. At 15 she is sold to violent and cruel, Bill Mann. She and her captor flee to White Dunes, CA where an evil atmosphere of mayhem, murder, and violence pervades the desert city. Gangsters pander teenage girls and collude with a corrupt judge. When a professional hit man is hired by the gangster boss to take down two double-crossing thugs, the assassin doesn't know their conversation is secretly being recorded. Resolute Detective Viola Hendricks arrest both suspects, but the bodies are nowhere to be found. As secrets come to light through dogged police investigation, coincidence, and fate, unexpected events emerge. What happens to Serenity?
" I've read and enjoyed Leslie's two prior books but this story really captivated me. I couldn't put it down."
"Leslie has a remarkable ability to develop each character in a manner that captures every thought and emotion of the reader. ."
"I read this in a few days, just couldn't put it down. A triumph of hope over despair, and good over evil. "
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