Human traffickers have kidnapped ten-year-old Zarah to an alien desert. Terrified for her safety and disgusted by her captors’ plans for terrorist attacks on a nearby city, Zarah escapes in the dead of night and begins a dangerous trek across the wilderness. On her flight she encounters predators and helpers; smugglers and saints; cruelty and kindness. Meanwhile friends of her murdered father go all out to find her and save her.
Real reader reviews (no shills):
- "Perfect...An amazing, beautiful romp through the Sonoran desert! Max weaves a delightful tale that packs a powerful punch. Human trafficking. The demise of American education at the hands of folks who really are so educated they’re brain-dead. Psychotic terrorists driven by a death cult belief system utterly cruel and hate-filled. What’s not to love? Well done, Max. Well done indeed."
- “I don't really know what to say.. I have a daughter. She lost her mother, my wife. Just read it. I'm a 61 year old combat vet. I cried at the end.”
- “Seamless continuation from Khaybar, Minnesota…the character's voices sound authentic. The author didn't stuff words into their mouths to make them caricatures, their words flow naturally from the character's point of view…Attention to details makes the characters believable and the story captivating…I'm ready for Book 3. What's the hold-up, Max?”
- “A page turner, shining light onto evil that is not as distant as one can imagine. Addresses current news/events and dives deep into the details which work out due to individual efforts to right wrongs!”
- “A well written tale of friendship, danger, love, evil, and hope. It also reveals some distressing and some delightful truths about America.”
- “Cossack keeps on keeping on—one good book after good book…and you have a rollicking good time along the way.”
- "Very satisfying...sweet, funny, extremely well written. More please."
- “Hack is a great protagonist, understated hero. Girls are mature, insightful, and brave."
- “Another hit from Max Cossack."