Rebecca Jean Downey is having a book-signing from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble, 705 Sunland Park Drive in West El Paso. Her book, "The Middle Eye," features a sheriff character who many El Pasoans will recognize as the late El Paso County Sheriff Leo Samaniego. Downey is a regional author.
This is an extract from Downey's publicist regarding the book:
"When eleven-year-old Rosa Garcia disappears from an El Paso, Texas
playground, Penny Larkin, a newly-certified remote viewer, is hired by Sheriff
Leo Tellez to find her. The FBI believes she's a runaway, but this is the second
time Rosa has been kidnapped, and Leo fears she's been taken by a sexual
Penny's lingering memory of fighting off a rape attempt by her foster
father clouds her thoughts and prevents her from locating the kidnapper quickly.
The sheriff, who rescued Rosa from a homeless man five years earlier, is up for
reelection and seeks to curry public favor by finding her again. His deputies
claim Penny is a charlatan and a waste of the department's money.
When Penny can't locate Rosa promptly, Leo boils with frustration and fires her. Penny
refuses to give up, and soon discovers the bloodcurdling kidnapper's hideout.
With time running out, Penny sets out alone to rescue Rosa.
Will Penny find young Rosa and exorcise her own demons in the process, or
will she fall into the clutches of a Russian child-trafficking ring? Find the
answers in The Middle Eye."
232 pages - $18.99 (paperback)
Review is forthcoming