Rescued but psychologically damaged from a failed mission, ex-CIA officer Maria Branson takes the job of police chief in the quiet town of Kanab, Utah. Rest and relaxation are the doctor’s orders. She gets neither. Instead, a missing mayor, the spirit of a dead Aztec warrior, and the over-confident-yet-attractive head of Search and Rescue await her in a town whose past has almost as many secrets as her own. As Maria investigates a modern-day murder, she disturbs a world of ancient legends and deadly curses. Yet most lethal of all is Maria’s fear someone will discover just how empty her soul really is.
Whether you’re interested in the treasures of Montezuma, enjoy clean mysteries, or have a soft spot for light romance and suspense, Robbed of Soul fits the bill.
Lois Brown’s love of all things fantastical began at an early age when her five older brothers made her watch television shows such as “Dr. Who” and “Lost in Space.” (Yes, the originals.) Her passion for science fiction continued when, at age 12, she spent an entire summer buying “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” collector cards. As an adult, she has appeared on television shows such as “Myth Hunters: The Curse of Montezuma's Gold” and “American Unearthed” discussing Montezuma’s treasure and Freddie Crystal in Kanab, Utah. If you’d like updates on Lois’s adventures in writing and treasure hunting, please subscribe to her newsletter at www.loisdbrown.com.
Other novels by Lois include: Cycles (A top five finalist of The Kindle Book Review’s Best Young Adult Indie Books of 2012); Spaces; and Catching Katil (a tween mystery set in the 1980s)
AFTER A FAMILY member is accused of murder, police officer Maria Branson must overcome her skepticism of the unseen world and delve into ancient, mystical practices believed to heal the human psyche. Is what she learns enough to stop a killer from striking again—this time closer to home?
For fans of police procedurals and paranormal mysteries, this novella throws the reader into the American Southwest where modern-day logic comes face-to-face with Shamanism. It is the beginning to a small-town, historical, legend-based mystery series guaranteed to thrill and entertain readers.