By Susan Dunlap

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, and stunt double Darcy Lott is on position on the Port of Oakland, located for an influence slide—a risky trick during which she falls off a motorcycle and skids below an eighteen-wheeler. overdue attending to the set, Darcy’s intermittent boyfriend and stunt driving force Damon Guthrie is compelled to hurry the scene. His truck malfunctions and Darcy is injured. Thrust into one other emotional jumpstart, the depth in their dating builds quickly.

Meanwhile, Darcy’s siblings are pressuring her to make one final all-or-nothing look for Mike, their lacking brother. As her courting with Guthrie deepens, Darcy is struck through the similarities among him and her brother. just like the gap created via her brother’s absence, Guthrie’s previous is riddled with unanswered questions. simply as she starts to imagine they’re getting someplace, the prior catches up with them. Time is operating out on either one of her searches, and all of her connections within the police division are all of sudden shutting her out, leaving her to determine the truth.

Her determined quest leads her to the canyons of l. a., a stunt ranch within the wilderness, and eventually to a scary discovery in San Francisco.

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Gar, it’s Mike’s life we’re talking about. ” “If, suddenly, after twenty years of each of us chasing every tiny lead, if this unearths him, yeah, fine. ” I stared down at the table. Each of the siblings had a tag: John, the enforcer; Janice, the nice one; Katy, Numero Uno; Gary, the Can-Do-Kid; Gracie, the scrapper; me, the wild kid. Only, Mike, I suddenly realized, was untagged. He was Mike—no need to say more. Or maybe it’d been that each of the rest of us viewed him differently, so one label couldn’t suffice.

I’ve spent most of my life searching for him. I don’t even know what I’d be without . ” Without Mike? Without the search? I didn’t even know what I meant. “What does Gary think? ” “It’s taken him three wrecked marriages, but he gets it. ” I asked desperately. Surely, John, the cop, wouldn’t close the case on his own brother. “I haven’t gone around lobbying for this. But I know how things are for every one of us, and for Mom. Look at her: she still lives in that ramshackle house; she never goes anywhere for more than a day; she always answers the door no matter how late—because she’s afraid he’ll show up once and then disappear again, and she couldn’t forgive herself for missing him.

I was clear. Usually, after a big, final stunt, there’s a moment’s silence and then the whole second unit crew applauds. Now they stood silent. They looked as stunned as I was. I glanced over at the cameraman. He was still on his dolly a couple of yards in front of the truck. Fog had dampened his shoulders, but he seemed oblivious. Jed was eyeing him questioningly. The only sound was the click of the newspaper photographer’s camera. Guthrie jumped down from the cab. In an instant he was standing over me.

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