When his cousin Yzzie disappears, Xander will stop at nothing to find her. Mountains, caves, a pitch black labyrinth and monsters both real and imagined stand in his way. It just might take a miracle to save her. Join Xander and Yzzie on the adventure of a lifetime. The truth will defy imagination.
Wayne was born and raised in Biggar, Saskatchewan (New York is big, but this is Biggar). He lived in the United States for twenty years and now makes his home in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. A few years ago his daughter asked him to write down some of the bedtime stories that he told her as a child. That led to four books for middle grade readers and a passion for writing. If Wayne's not reading or writing a thriller, he's hiking, biking or playing tennis.
Xander is deep in a cave, searching for his cousin, when his flashlight goes out. As he fumbles with the batteries in the pitch black darkness, Xander's imagination gets the better of him. This isn't one of the video games he's so fond of playing. There is no reset button. A mistake in real life could be disastrous for him and Yzzie.
Monsters and Miracles
Xander heard a noise. It was very near. He froze in place. The noise stopped, too. Several long seconds crept by. Had it been just his imagination? Xander pondered the question for a few moments. No, he’d definitely heard it. The sound could have been tiny toenails tapping on the rocky ground. A chill ran down his spine. The faint noise started again. It was right in front of him! He jumped back. The noise jumped with him. Xander kicked and swung his feet and arms out in all directions. The batteries flew out of the metal tube, bouncing off the side wall before they clattered and rolled off. The other noise got louder. His lethal feet were ready to strike out again. It sounded very close… Impossibly close…… It was, Xander realized, right in his head! He slipped his dry tongue between his teeth. The noise quit immediately. His own chattering teeth turned out to be the blood sucking, dagger clawed, evil creature that was about to devour him.