When young Jerry Beakey is abducted, volunteer Shelly Lambert and veteran detective Steve Music are drawn together, not only by their common interest in finding Jerry, but by the instant attraction they feel on first contact.
Time goes on; people die, but the case goes as cold as the relationship between Steve and Shelly. She has not been quite honest about her background, and Steve is a man to whom honesty and honor are paramount. He can't stand a liar.
But when each separately discovers the true and twisted motive for Jerry's abduction, Shelly and Steve are thrown back together in a renewed effort to get to Jerry. They know time is running out for them and for Jerry Beakey.
The Crack in the Teacup is not only a mystery with a shocking twist, but a book about child abduction.
This report prepared by Roy E. Fox