"As a writer, Patricia strives to connect the reader to the remarkable art of storytelling, which results in the reader stepping inside the characters, capturing the emotions of love, loss, betrayal and deception. The art of storytelling allows the reader to not only comprehend what happened, but explains why it happened. For ten years Patricia listened to Matthew?s stories about his father, and became part of his adventure taking notes along the way, realizing the story about the case had to be told in fiction. Patricia has a B.A in International Affairs from George Washington University and a Masters Degree from Lesley University in Holistic Studies that gave her the first experience in serious writing ? her thesis. Both academic studies emphasize the importance of studying the human condition at every level. This is her first novel."