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Saving Myles

Carl Vonderau


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When the FBI can’t help, an unassuming banker takes matters into his own hands to bring his son home.

Wade, a respected banker in La Jolla, CA, and his estranged wife, Fiona, make the unbearable decision to send their teenage son, Myles, away to an expensive treatment center after a streak of harmful behavior. After a year of treatment, Myles comes home, seemingly rehabilitated. But soon, he sneaks off to Tijuana to buy drugs—and is kidnapped.

When the ransom call comes, Fiona is frantic and accepts help from Andre, the Quebecois whose charity Fiona runs. Wade is wary of Andre’s reputation and the bank he owns, but seeing no other way to secure a kidnap negotiator or the ransom, he swallows his doubts to get his son home.

In order to get the ransom money, Wade makes a deal with Andre—he’ll work for Andre’s bank in exchange for the cash. But as Wade races to rescue Myles before his kidnappers lose their patience, he realizes he’s wrapped up in more crime than just a kidnapping—he’s now indebted to a cartel.

Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Lisa Scottoline.

Praise For Saving Myles

Praise for Carl Vonderau

“How far would you go to save your child from harm? Wade Bosworth is about to learn that what’s being asked of him is too far. Take a breath and hang on.” —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author

Saving Myles is chilling, immersive, and utterly heartbreaking. This propulsive international thriller about sacrifice and family loyalty—with compelling characters forced to make impossible choices amid intense danger and breathtaking duress—will have you racing to the gasp-worthy ending.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today best-selling author

Murderabilia [is] a story that will lay a cold finger of dread on the back of your neck. Vonderau is a terrific writer who has written a terrific book.” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times best-selling author

Murderabilia is a fascinating crime novel and a look into the human soul and all that makes us the men and women we become. An excellent read!” ―Heather Graham, New York Times best-selling author

Murderabilia explores the dark corners of the soul in a riveting story sure to grab your attention and keep you reading till the final page. This is a superb debut from a striking new voice.” ―William Bernhardt, New York Times best-selling author

Murderabilia is a dark, tense, sophisticated story about just how deep and far the sins of the father can reach into the innocent lives of his children. Carl Vonderau is a new (and very scary) voice.” ―Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times best-selling author

Murderabilia offers a rare insider's view into the mysterious world of private banking. International landscapes, deep family secrets, and religious overtones create the perfect backdrop for a brilliant debut. Vonderau's fresh prose and heart-stopping twists promise that he is a writer to watch!” ―K.J. Howe, best-selling author of Skyjack

Oceanview Publishing, 9781608095582, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2023

About the Author

Carl Vonderau is a former banker and anti-money laundering specialist turned crime fiction writer. A graduate of Stanford University, Carl has lived and worked in Latin America, Canada, and North Africa. His debut thriller, Murderabilia, won the Best Debut Mystery award from Left Coast Crime and the San Diego Book award for Best Mystery. Carl lives in San Diego with his wife. Saving Myles is his latest novel.