Author Arleen Alleman Offers a Gripping and Topical Suspense Drama in New Fiction
Colorado Springs, CO - Alternate Currents by Arleen Alleman, weaves a story of mystery and suspense, as time runs out for a child caught between too many parents, bigotry, and elusive kidnappers.
When Darcy Farthing’s friend, Charlie Scott, disappears without explanation and without a trace, she leaves her fiancé, Mick in DC, to fly to Seattle to help Charlie’s partner, Don Freeburg, and their daughter, Penelope, cope with the tragedy. Before the police and FBI are able to solve Charlie’s kidnapping, an even more devastating case materializes when Penelope also vanishes. The FBI and Seattle police frantically look for clues. In the process, they implicate a local antigay organization and its leader, two local gay business owners who rented commercial space from Charlie, a flamboyant stalker who is obsessed with Don, and Penelope’s birth mother herself. There is no hard evidence against any of the suspects, and the leads are curtailed when two of them are murdered. The authorities are no closer to finding Penelope and now worry that she has been abducted by a vicious killer.
In the midst of turmoil surrounding Penelope’s birth status and abduction, true to her nature, Darcy tries to help out with the case. She ventures into the world of alternative reproductive technology and soon gains an appreciation for prejudice against gays in the community. While conducting a freelance interview with a local clergyman, she is nearly killed in a vicious attack by an unknown assailant. Mick rushes to her side and soon overcomes a prior reluctance to get involved with Don and Charlie’s plight. Together, they try to gather information to help solve the case. Before the hostility ends, Don also becomes a victim and then a hero and Mick must fight an unbalanced killer intent on revenge.
Alternate Currents is the fourth Darcy Farthing adventure. It explores domestic partnerships, alternative reproductive technology, and the devastating effects of bigotry on a loving family.
About the book: Alternate Currents by Arleen Alleman
Date of publish: July 2013
About the author:
Arleen Alleman is a former analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite systems to endangered species. She has a science education and worked as a fashion model, insurance adjuster, jewelry designer, and proprietor of a home décor shop. Her interests include reading, health and fitness, world religions, and travel. In fact, her world travels supply authentic backdrops and narration for her fictional stories. Born in England and raised in New Hampshire and Nevada, she now lives in Colorado with her husband, Tim and their cat, Xena. Alternate Currents is her fourth Darcy Farthing adventure novel.