25% of the author's first year royalties will be donated to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Missing and Exploited is Ken Baysinger’s third—and arguably his best—novel in his acclaimed Corrigan mystery series.
The author leads his readers into minds of those who prey upon children in this highly-charged, emotional investigation, skillfully weaving his fiction into a background of fact involving some well-known cases of child abduction and captivity.
“It is a topic that grabs your heart,” says Baysinger. “There is nothing more tragic than the taking of a helpless child. Doing research for this novel led me through the experiences of survivors Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Dugard and others, and the triumph and tragedy of their stories cannot leave you without emotion.”
As in his previous novels, El Camino and Deadly Gold, the author buffers the overall darkness of Corrigan’s cold case investigations with light-hearted vignettes involving the characters and their sometimes comical adventures.
“For me, this novel has its roots in Spokane, where I grew up,” the author explains. “In 1959, a little girl named Candy Rogers was kidnapped and murdered. It was hardly the first time that such a thing had happened, but it was the first one I’d heard about. So in a sense, it was the end of my childhood innocence.”
Missing and Exploited is entertaining, while acknowledging the seriousness of the topic. The bottom line on the author’s commitment is, literally, the bottom line. Ken Baysinger has pledged to donate to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children twenty-five percent of his first year royalties for this novel.
Missing and Exploited