When her beautiful Dutch mother mysteriously dies in Texas at the age of 22, eight-month-old Maria is thrown into a heated dispute where three parties vie for custody. When the dust clears, she is awarded via heated custody battle to her maternal grandparents to be raised in Holland. With her hazelnut complexion, black hair, and brown eyes, the youngster recognizes the stark contrast to her blue-eyed, blonde-haired classmates. Her adoptive parents’ explanations leave her wanting for more: more facts, more truth, more answers.
At twenty-four, Maria is ready to travel back to America–to Texas–and uncover her mysterious roots. How did her mother die, and who (and where) was her father?
Partnering with a tenacious newspaper woman and a grizzled Dallas criminal investigator, the three impromptu detectives will untangle an amazing web of deceit and conspiracy that will shake local government, threaten esteemed reputations, and destroy election campaign plans for the state capitol.
Inspired by a true story…
The ancient Hebrew prophet, Hosea, spoke it well: “For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”