An intrepid young traveler. A treacherous companion. An impossible journey home.
August, 1978, and Cassie Robinette arrives in Afghanistan. Burning with curiosity about the world, she has traveled far, chronicling her journey west in long letters to her friend Jack Hunter. Near Kabul’s Chicken Street, she meets two other foreigners and travels with them to Herat. A week later, they cross the border into Iran. Then Cassie vanishes…
Twenty-nine years later, Jack discovers her old letters, and they rekindle his love as well as a question that has always haunted him: why did Cassie stop writing?
Driven to find her, Jack mines her letters for clues and tracks down people she once knew. But in his worldwide quest for answers, he senses he isn’t the only one on Cassie’s trail. And if he isn’t careful, his search could lead an old enemy straight to his long-lost love.
vanished. is a glove-trotting literary tale of psychological suspense, love and unexpected encounters.
Before turning to fiction, N.V. Baker, a former journalist and professor, published three books of non-fiction, two in the field of presidential/legal studies. This debut novel was inspired by an overland journey she took from Bangkok to London from 1978 to 1979. For information on her upcoming works of suspense, visit www.nvbaker.com.