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Linda Rettstatt

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Jake Garber is a new man after being placed in the witness protection program pending a Federal child-trafficking case in which he’s a witness. Shannon Chase is the identity stolen by a young woman escaping her past to protect her child. A foggy night, a hairpin turn, and a car crash throw Jake and Shannon into one another’s lives where each struggle to protect a secret.


Drama, Romance, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Jake Garber has settled into his life in witness protection, having left his identity as priest behind. A crash outside his mountain cabin brings Shannon Chase and her infant daughter into his life. Both Jake and Shannon have targets on their backs. Both need Protection.


The story is set primarily in Snoqualmie, Washington.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Jake Garber

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Secretive, Strong Moral Code, Masculine, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Shannon Chase

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Desperate, Naive, Secretive, Underdog

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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