Shelly’s Flight: A White Sands Murder Mystery by Jay Brenner
Shelly Anne Brown, Gerald Watson’s granddaughter, knew exactly what she wanted out of life until diverging experiences and events came along to confound her. When she was only seven, her grandfather took her high above the White Sands for a quick tethered flight in his hot air balloon. That was the day she made a promise to herself that when she grew up she would follow her grandfather’s footsteps. She would make him proud. Somehow, someday, she would learn to fly his balloon.
As her twenty-first birthday approached, Shelly thought it was time to make her first public solo flight, and registered for the White Sands Balloon Invitational. Little did she know this adventure would entail more than hot air and lofty heights. Drifting over the White Sands, the shifting dunes gave up a long ago hidden secret. Now all she had to do was convince her best friend, Trevor Calloway, what she saw was far more than shadows dancing on the sands.