This is one of the author's earlier works, which was originally released under the pen name of Leigh Nichols. I confess that I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller with paranormal overtones. It is definitely a guilty pleasure, and I read it in one sitting. It is a book that definitely keeps the reader turning the pages.
Tina Evans is a former Vegas showgirl, who is now producing extravaganzas for Vegas Hotels. Divorced from her husband, a Vegas casino card dealer, she is still mourning the death of Danny, her twelve year old son who died in a terrible accident while out on a Boy Scout trip in the Sierra Mountains. Apparently, the bus that was transporting the scouts drove off the mountain side. So horrific were Danny's injuries, that she never saw his remains.
Suddenly, just as she thinks that she may be starting to heal from her grief, the wounds are opened again, when she begins to get messages that are appearing seemingly of their own volition, advising that someone is not dead yet and is pleading for help. She eventually comes to believe that it is her son Danny.
When she meets a good looking lawyer by the name of Eric Stryker, she asks him to assist her in getting an exhumation order, as she feels that perhaps if she sees Danny's remains, she may get over the feeling that she has that Danny is alive. Eric agrees, but no sooner does he apply to a judge for such an order, that all hell breaks loose. Suddenly, people are out to kill both Eric and Tina.
Tina is now convinced that Danny is alive and that he is trying to let her know and lead her to him. Despite the odds, Tina and Eric make their way through the High Sierra Mountains to do just that, guided only by a mother's belief that her son is alive.