This book is bargain priced from 02/14/2014 until 02/20/2014
First in the award-winning Bo Bradley mystery series, CHILD OF SILENCE introduces the much-loved sleuth whose big heart and quirky wit help her deal with both an impossible job and a psychiatric disorder her Irish grandmother called “the sight.” An amateur artist, Bo would rather be painting, but when a child is in danger she risks everything, even her life.
Thirty miles east of San Diego, in the dusty heart of the California high desert, lies the Barona Ranch Indian Reservation. This is desolate country, marked by lone pines, winding canyons, and granite hills. It is here that the boy was found, tied to a mattress in an abandoned mountain shack.
The case is assigned to Bo Bradley, a child abuse investigator with San Diego’s juvenile court system who has to hide the fact that she lives with a bipolar disorder. Bo interviews the old Paiute woman who found the boy, setting in motion a series of dangerous events that threaten the lives of all involved.
Because somebody’s trying to kill the deaf little boy, Bo’s meds aren’t kicking in fast enough and there’s nothing to do but break all the rules and run. First to Houston, where a cold-eyed politician will do anything to win an election, and ultimately to the California desert, where distortion haunts even normal minds, and Bo’s mind doesn’t quite fit that category.
She doesn’t care. She’ll do anything to save the deaf child so like her lost sister.
Targeted Age Group: 15+
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Award-winning mystery author Abigail Padgett bases the Bo Bradley mysteries on her own experience as a child abuse investigator and on the experience of a family member in living with manic depression. CHILD OF SILENCE has been translated in five languages and made a movie, L’enfant du Silence, in France. Padgett lives in California.