Guardians of Innocence

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iUniverse, Nov 20, 2008 - Fiction
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Three years after the murder of his wife, freelance writer Lance Anders continues to struggle with his overwhelming loneliness. But more importantly, he wants his eight-year-old son, Ben, mute since he witnessed his mother's death, to find his voice again and heal from his traumatic experience.

Just when Lance thinks they might be on the road to recovery and he starts dating a lovely veterinarian named Cindy, trouble starts to brew in their small Midwestern town of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Sheriff Jacob Markinson, the corrupt sheriff with the notorious iron fist, suddenly takes a renewed interest in Lance and Ben's mundane lives, asking a few too many questions about the past. But it is Ben's nearly-hysterical reaction to the sheriff that really has Lance worried.

When odd activities began to occur in the abandoned building where his wife was murdered, Lance begins to wonder if he's not going crazy himself. More than once now, he's witnessed bright light shining from every crack and window. Is it a cry for revenge from his dead wife or something more sinister? With Sheriff Markinson's presence growing ever more ominous, Lance needs to figure out the curious link between the building, his son's silence, and his wife's death. Lance only knows one thing for sure: nothing will ever be the same again.

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