This chapter in Jack Bates' Harry Landers, PI, series sees the detective taking on the case of two parents searching for their daughter. Jessica Elliot ran away from home when she was 17 and has been gone for a year, which has caused a lot of worry for her parents. Harry Landers finds himself searching for her at a Renaissance Faire-type festival, where the goings-on and characters are much darker and more dangerous than they might seem. From the scared parents to the quirky festival denizens, Bruce Reizen gives an impressive performance, inhabiting these varied characters with vibrant clarity.
Harry Landers takes on a case for two distraught parents who hope their missing daughter is just stretching her wings and will want to return to the nest before much more time passes. The trail leads him to a medieval festival populated by everyday people who pretend to be part of a fantasy world. The deeper Harry goes into this make-believe realm, the more he discovers how dark and dangerous it can become for a young woman like Jessica Elliot. Harry finds himself traveling further than he’s ever had to go to solve a case.