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Buffalo, New York, late June of 1961. A three year old boy is missing. After a massive search and fear that grips the entire city, the boy's semi-clothed, bound body is found in a lake in beautiful Delaware Park that lies at the heart of the city. The unexpected identity of the abductor shocks the community and the incident becomes national news. As a nine year old girl, Cindy Kaminski considered the city to be her playground, roaming freely with the other neighborhood kids. After this horrific crime, the city, as Kaminski recalls, is never quite the same, never feels quite safe. Fifty years later, still chilled by the memory and learning that others remain affected by the boy's death, she seeks to find what became of the perpetrator. Her search leads her to uncover what conditions were like at historic state hospitals where once thousands of inmates where housed and takes her to contemporary Buffalo. The people she talks to along the way seem eager to tell their part of the story but not quite willing to tell all. What are they hiding? Can she find closure to this death of a small child? The novel is based on actual events.