BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — With shades of real-life crime ripped from the headlines, a City of Palm Beach police officer has just released a book that puts Boca Raton front and center in middle of a kidnapping that rocks the region.
The book, Of Guilt and Innocence (click the link for a special BocaNewsNow.com price) is set in Boca, and penned by John Scanlan who has two young daughters and a deep law enforcement career, having worked for local and Federal agencies nationwide.
From his publisher:
The abduction of five-year-old Ashley Wooten from her own front yard rattles everyone in the quiet, upscale community of Boca Raton to their core, but no one more so than the little girl's father, Tom Wooten. As the grieving father and successful businessman becomes desperately entrenched in the stalled investigation into her disappearance, he will be forced to reveal secrets from his past, at the cost of his once comfortable life, in an effort to jumpstart the search to bring her home.
Meanwhile, in a seedy neighborhood in the town of Davie, an elderly murder victim is discovered and linked to the long-dormant South Florida Strangler. As clues breathe new life into the dwindling taskforce responsible for hunting the serial killer, a suspect finally comes into focus. As the taskforce zeroes in, the detectives searching for Ashley Wooten unearth clues of their own, bringing the same suspect into their purview. With both investigative teams certain the same man could not be responsible for all these crimes, yet neither willing to budge, it becomes a frantic race to discover which theory, if any, is correct before Ashley or another victim runs out of time.
The book is available through Amazon in print and for Kindle. Check it out here Here.
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