What would you do if you found a briefcase full of stolen money?
Young Adult Fiction
192 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-08-7
Author: Dee Shaw
Running late to catch her bus, Tess Blake discovers an old briefcase. In a hurry, she snatches it, believing she will find the owner’s name inside. She never imagines it is filled with stolen money.

Taking the briefcase was a huge mistake.

The thief has viewed the entire innocent heist from his apartment window. Stunned and enraged, he instantly realizes he has lost a substantial amount of money to a teenage girl. Using deception and a clever disguise, he will stop at nothing to retrieve it as he sets a trap to catch her.

Wanting to keep the money, Tess stubbornly tries to soothe her conscience. She begins by telling bold lies, but soon is forced to face her greatest fear. Will her Christian faith, integrity, and grit help her do the right thing?
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, Dee taught high school for several years and was also employed as a hospital dietitian. As the mother of three young children, she worked a part-time job helping to produce a YMCA newsletter which promoted the health benefits of running as an exercise. Dee was presented with the Service to Youth Award for her involvement with teens. Volunteering presently at a Christian ministry, she helps assist needy families with their food, clothing and several of their necessary household bills.

She and her husband reside in Western North Carolina and have also lived in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado and Georgia. Once their children were grown, they traveled the globe for more than a decade as the Pastoral Care couple to more than 600 missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in America. They have nine grandchildren.
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