When Cylin Busby was nine years old, she was obsessed with Izod clothing, the Muppets, and a box turtle she kept in a shoebox.
Then everything changed overnight. Her police officer father, John, was driving to his shift when someone leveled a shotgun at his window.
The blasts that followed left John’s jaw on the passenger seat of his car-literally. While clinging to life, he managed to write down the name of the only person he thought could have pulled the trigger.
The suspect? A local ex-con with rumored mob connections. The motive? Officer Busby was scheduled to testify against the suspect’s family in an upcoming trial.
Overnight, the Busbys went from being the « family next door » to one under 24-hour armed guard, with police escorts to school, and no contact with friends.
Worse, the shooter was still on the loose, and it seemed only a matter of time before he’d come after John-or someone else in the family-again. With few choices left to them, the Busby family went into hiding, severing all ties to the only life they had known.