Born in captivity, raised to age fourteen in a secret CIA laboratory, a strange girl finds a way to escape. She makes her way to Simpson Springs in Utah’s west desert, and there finds help from a most unlikely family. The girl’s first contact is with an old man who names the girl Jane. Jane knows nothing of the society she is entering, but her special powers let her know who she can trust. When Jane meets the old man’s fourteen-year-old grandson, she discerns a kindred spirit. The problem is, the government scientists want Jane back in their lab, and Jane doesn’t want to go back.
What the Reviewers are Saying
“A wonderful read with no shortage of adventure. Thanks for a good one, Cliff!” –Marianne Lower
“Cliff Black knows, and holds, his captivated reader audience.” –Joyce Metzger
“I was up half the night reading and then again early this morning because I couldn’t put it down, and just had to read the next chapter…” –Lee H.
About the Author
The American southwest is a place of spacious beauty and barren desolation full of ancient people and unsolved mysteries. Cliff Black was born in a small Utah town near the four corners area. He spent his youth hunting, hiking, and working outdoors and his nights telling stories by the fire.
As a writer Cliff Black writes about the land and people he knows firsthand. His stories are often based on some unsolved mystery lurking in the area. They blur the line between fiction and reality with enough truth to leave the reader wondering where the truth ends and the fiction begins.
Cliff Black’s novels invite you to pull up a chair next to the fire, and get ready for a good tale, and they dare you to not look over your shoulder.