When eleven-year-old Rosa Garcia disappears from an El Paso, Texas playground, Penny Larkin, a newly-certified remote viewer, is hired by Sheriff Leo Tellez to find her. The FBI believes she’s a runaway, but this is the second time Rosa has been kidnapped, and Leo fears she’s been taken by a sexual predator. Penny’s lingering memory of fighting off a rape attempt by her foster father clouds her thoughts and prevents her from locating the kidnapper quickly. The sheriff, who rescued Rosa from a homeless man five years earlier, is up for reelection and seeks to curry public favor by finding her again. His deputies claim Penny is a charlatan and a waste of the department’s money. When Penny can’t locate Rosa promptly, Leo boils with frustration and fires her. Penny refuses to give up, and soon discovers the bloodcurdling kidnapper’s hideout. With time running out, Penny sets out alone to rescue Rosa.
Will Penny find young Rosa and exorcise her own demons in the process, or will she fall into the clutches of a Russian child-trafficking ring? Find the answers in The Middle Eye.
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Rebecca Jean Downey is an award-winning journalist living on the U.S.-Mexico border. As graduate of Indiana University’s School of Journalism, she has worked in higher education for the last 20 years, and has had a lifelong interest in criminal justice. Her reporting has appeared in law enforcement magazines, journals and newspapers across the country.