Eight's Warning: The Past Hunts
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Without warning, twenty-one year old Emli Collingsworth, in an effort to escape an unwanted marriage arranged by her abusive and overbearing father, disappeared from college without a trace. Her father launched an intense, but fruitless manhunt to find her. Then, eleven years later, Howard Collingsworth sees a picture of look-a-like Charlie Basset in a newspaper aviation article, relighting his temper's fuse. Now the hunt is on again. Howard has blood in his eyes and Charlie's secrets must remain hidden.
Charlie Basset lived each day in fear, always looking over her shoulder for any stranger that might show up looking for her. She buried herself in her work, the life she had built affording herself some privacy and isolation, hiding in the many hour of secrecy the solitude of flying gave her. Then, after ten years of effectively blending in with her background, successfully evading detection by those in her distant past, two insignificant, yet key things happened.
First, Charlie gave a man a ride to pick up his new airplane. Everything about the flight was normal except this flight took Charlie to a very secret airfield, West's Ghost Ranch, where she would meet the equally reclusive owner, Glen West. This chance flight and meeting would completely change Charlie's life for a second time.
Second, Howard Collingsworth, an unscrupulous business man in Detroit, renewed his search for his long missing daughter, fueled by his promise to provide his daughter, Emli, for an arranged marriage in exchange for significant funds and construction allowances for his business. A message from the recipient of his promise, reminded him either he surrender his daughter or they would kill him for failing. Howard knew he had to find Emli, or maybe someone that looked like her...