From the Publisher
Finished surfing, twelve-year-old Peter joins his sister on the pier. Rice lures them down the beach, says he wants to see some of the paintings the surfers have decorated the beach wall with. Gundry shows up with a van. Theres a struggle, Peter gets away, but Paige is captured. Shes taken to a ramshackle shack in the middle of an oil field in central California along with another kidnap victim, seven-year-old Kelly Hackett. Paige engineers an escape and she and Kelly take off at a full run into the middle of a dark oil field and minutes later the kidnappers are hot on their trail.
DESPERATION MOON is the debut novel for writing sailor Ken Douglas. Its a fast paced thriller that drips tension from every page as you race along with worry about the two girls, kidnapped by a depraved psycho and his slow witted, malichious partner. Douglas writes suspense like no other and somehow he manages to put his helpless characters into the most desperate of situations. You know the kind, just when things cant get any worse, they do. Then they get still worse.
From the Inside Flap
When she arrives home she finds her niece has been kidnapped. The kidnappers want a million dollars from Estelle who Sara believes wont pay. Sara sees on the news that software magnate Cyril Radoslaws daughter Paige has also been kidnapped. She knows that Clay, her police officer husband, has been advising Radoslaw on security and figures out that he is behind both kidnappings.
The next day Radoslaw is found dead in Saras bed. Now the police are after her and the message to Sara is clear. Radoslaw wouldnt pay either. Sara is desperate. She has to elude her husband, the police and find the girls before the deadline runs out.