All that glitters isn’t necessarily gold. For the young dentist Brighton Dunn and his wife Gina, that fact could become a mixed blessing. Trying to build his practice and their dream home in a virgin desert development, they and their new neighbors find that life can sometimes be more of a nightmare than the dream they had hoped for.
Stalked by a reclusive female hermit and threatened by the greed of unknown intruders, the finding of precious metals beneath the desert floor of their gated community ultimately thrusts these Home Owner Association members into the limelight of national interest. It is a melting pot of neighbors including: Rhonda Tucker, Hollywood’s hottest rockabilly icon. Roy the explorer, friend and protector of everyone. Charley, the ambitious attorney—now torn between friends and firm. Three expatriate families and the master developer of Hidden Canyon, Dean Shutter.
This eclectic group attempts to unite in the pursuit of riches beyond their wildest dreams only to find much more excitement than they ever expected. Bound by the rules and regulations of the neighborhood H.O.A., the tightly held secret of strange rare metals beneath their feet, is too good of a secret to keep to themselves.
Should they preserve the environment or live in regal splendor? Or can they have both? The best of both seems probable until outsiders decide they want a share. Balancing potential wealth with respect for the beauty and sanctity of their desert pushes the Hidden Canyon residents to the edge of their mental and physical extremes.
About The Author
After thirty years of medical practice and raising five children, Dr. Steven I. Dahl and his wife Paula now split their time between their homes in the Arizona desert and the mountain peaks of Utah. Humanitarian medical missions in third world countries, spending time with their seventeen grandchildren and writing fiction thrillers fill the retirement years. With his fourth novel penned, he and Paula will be off to Europe for more adventure.