A Kidnapping? Or Something Far Worse?

November 11, 2011
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Stephen Brayton

Mallory Petersen is a private investigator in Des Moines, Iowa, whose caseload usually runs to the routine, even the mildly offbeat. But when a young mom named Cheryl McGee comes to her with a heartbreaking story, Mallory is drawn into a nightmare of a case, in Stephen Brayton‘s mystery “Beta.”

Cheryl’s 8-year-old daughter Cindy has disappeared, the apparent victim of a kidnapping. But there is no ransom demand, no word at all about what may have happened.

But before long Mallory is horrified to realize that she is being pulled into the dark underworld of child pornography.

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28 Responses to A Kidnapping? Or Something Far Worse?

  1. November 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Great interview! I loved listening to you talk about your novel. I learned so much more about “Beta” and how you developed the book. I look forward to reading it.

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  3. October 22, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Unalienable rights do not have to be from Orthodoxy as you say, but they are in the Scriptures. It’s the pot calnlig the kettle black. Unalienable rights are enumerated in the Scriptures, thus, it is Orthodoxy. It sure isn’t heterodoxy. Where do you think Calvin’s Geneva, or Holland, got their principles from? Larry Arnhart: The case of slavery and “universalism” illustrates the problem….[M]any religious traditions have allowed slavery, and the Bible never condemns slavery or calls for its abolition. On the contrary, in the American debate over slavery, Christian defenders of slavery were able to cite specific biblical passages in both the Old Testament and the New Testament supporting slavery. Opponents of slavery had to argue that general doctrines such as the creation of human beings in God’s image implicitly denied the justice of slavery. But they could never cite any specific passage of the Bible for their position. Jon, this guy doesn’t know Orthodox Christianity and what we talk about. Slavery is a straw man argument, a monkey-wrench. The entire basis of rights, liberty, property, are found in the early declarations, canon, and common law, by studying the Scriptures.The Schoolmen Catholics, Canon and Common Law found these rights only in the Scriptures. I am working on a post that links it all.

  4. November 20, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Good point. I hadn’t thought about it quite that way. :)

    • January 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

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    • February 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

      I’ve got a part-time job Teacher and student take turn sucking Principals fat prick before he fucks them both in the asshole with his thick hard cock .. lovely girls smile as they drain their Master’s balls

    • April 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Moi je dis Hallelujah! Enfin ils se décident à arrêter le massacre. J’ai continué de suivre à reculons ces dernières saisons. Et j’espère que la fin étant annoncée bien à l’avance ils se lâcheront comme au début et réussiront à nous faire une saison digne de la première. Mais en réalité il est sans doute déjà trop tard pour revenir en arrière…

    • June 7, 2017 at 4:45 am

      You’ve really impressed me with that answer!

  5. December 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Help, I’ve been informed and I can’t become ignorant.

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    • January 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      The forum is a brgtiher place thanks to your posts. Thanks!

    • August 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      The ancient history / Nu, cititi tot articolul. Vorbesc si de biblie si despre istorie si arheologie. Luati “totul”, nu doar ce va “ghidila” placerea. Eu vin si cu argumente istorice si biblice si arheologice. D-voasta veniti cu teorii stiintifico-fantastice. Lasati orgoliul dacic, limba si scrisul in care a-ti scris aceast articol si aceste comentarii, va spune totul despre urmasii cui suntem.

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    • January 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      What a neat arltice. I had no inkling.

    • February 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      US dollars THIS CHICK HAS ONE MUTHFAWKIN’ DELICIOUS LOOKING ASS! I JUST WANNA SPEND SOME TIME LICKING THAT SWEET LOOKING PUSSY BEFORE I GO IN. SHE GOT A GREAT BODY!

    • February 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Perhaps I'm a little naive but if the President's mother's was in Kenya at the time of his birth won't it show in her passport, in Kenyan visitation documents, in an airline ticket or something of that nature. If she was nowhere near Kenya at the time of her son's birth than the matter should be dropped. Obama could not be born in Kenya if his mother was not in Kenya at the time. Right?

    • March 22, 2017 at 4:26 am

      BOB SAGGET!!! that was the best part…lol…and i wanna see him working for some money free business(like a suiscide hotline… ot a debt relief thing… like those…) that would be funny… and i would call all of the time… lol…

    • April 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      C’était pas sur TF1, avant le reportage sur les dangereux extrémistes islamistes qui mangent les enfants à qui ils ont vendu de la drogue de contrefaçon?

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