After seven years as an advocate, Sam Dakota encounters a child he can't protect--his son. When Danny vanishes, the chances of finding out who took him slowly dwindle with every dead end. Faced with changing theories and dwindling police interest, Sam makes the tough decision to hire Rami Amato, an unconventional P.I. with an aversion to "kid cases." Amato uncovers a conspiracy of old lies and fresh betrayal that threatens to bury all hope of finding Danny alive.
When strange notes show up, depicting the horrors being exacted on Sam's son, there's nothing authorities can do. The ongoing nightmare consumes his life as the kidnapper starts a clock, counting down to Danny's death. Rami's last kidnapping case ended badly; he refuses to let another end like that. Besides, it's clear Sam won't survive that final letter. Everyone's time is running out.
The Drought of Sam Dakota is a thriller of 73,000 words.