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WaterBrook Press (April 14, 2009)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Wanda Dyson lives with her severely autistic teenager on a busy farm with horses, chickens, dogs, cats, rabbits, and the occasional fox, deer, groundhog, and snake. She could seriously live without the snakes, but that’s life in the country.
After writing three critically acclaimed suspense novels, she was asked to write the true story of Tina Zahn (Why I Jumped), which was featured on Oprah. Readers characterize her books as “riviting” and “Packed with twists and turns.”
Wanda serves on the board of several writers conferences across the country including the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference.
Wanda has finished the second in this series called Shepherd’s Run, that will come out in 2010. And she’s hard at work on the third and final installment of the Prodigal Recovery Series – Marti’s story — tentatively called Shepherd’s Quest.
Learn more about Wanda and her books on her Website.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Bounty hunter Nick Shepherd is fearless when it comes to chasing down criminals. It’s his difficult ex-wife, rebellious teenage daughter, and dysfunctional siblings that keep him awake at night. In charge of the family business, the Prodigal Recovery Agency, he thinks of himself as a shepherd of sorts. When his “flock” is out of his control, Nick’s well-ordered universe falls into chaos.
Prodigal Recovery’s search for Zeena, a prostitute on the run, leads to a faulty arrest, complicating Nick’s business. He is thrown together with Zeena’s twin, the beautiful Annie, and the two find themselves on a desperate search. The stakes significantly increase when Nick’s daughter is kidnapped. Now, to save someone he loves, Nick must risk everything, but will it be enough?
The first book in Dyson’s new Prodigal Recovery Series, Shepherd’s Fall focuses on Nick the oldest Shepherd whose father left him in charge of the family bounty hunter agency. Nick’s life is complicated by a business that needs financial help, a brother who doesn’t meet his expections, a missing sister, tension with his exwife, and a teenage daughter who is acting out. What he doesn’t need is more stress but that is just what he gets (and more) when a man he helped put away is determined to follow through on his threat of revenge.
Well crafted characters and a plot with enough twists and turns to keep most readers guessing makes Shepherd’s Fall a book to keep you turning pages until the very end. One thing for certain, nothing in this narrative is quite what it seems – there are surprises around every corner! Shepherd’s Fall is filled with danger and suspense but also holds some serious lessons in relationships. I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good mystery and am looking forward to the next installment myself.