“Deep Secrets” Unravel amidst Unlikely Events
A man swallows his guilt and shame for a chance to be with his granddaughter in this riveting fiction
Can life really be a game of chance or is there a guiding hand moving the pieces on the board? There are a lot going on in this world that people have to believe that things happen for a reason and they are where they are meant to be. In “Deep Secrets”, author William Salmond’s new book, there’s a story of hope, love, healing, and so much more that will inspire readers as they follow the characters discover themselves, their hearts and their souls.
Only after his wife’s death and his cardiac illness did Winslow Kirk really begin to think of what really matters in life. So he steps out of his comfort zone into the heart of Africa in search of his granddaughter Eleanor whom he allowed to be given up for adoption following a tragic boating accident. A threat note from the world’s number one terrorist who is coordinating the threat to Western countries sharpens his resolve. But his fears continue to worry him: will he ever find Eleanor and will she ever forgive him?
With the help of Willow Carr, an epidemiologist who initiated Camp Hopeful which is a retreat for HIV positive young people in Uganda, Winslow’s life drastically changes --- beyond recognition. On the bank of Lake Albert in Uganda, Eleanor is abducted and taken to a terrorist safe haven in DR Congo. Together with Kaluki, a simple pygmy in the Ituri Forest of DR Congo and Kiabo, a leader of Camp Hopeful and Eleanor’s friend, Winslow will embark on a rescue journey of faith and mysticism, filled with meaning and a rewarding surprise.
About the Author
William “Willie” Salmond is the author of “Grandma” which won the National Book Trust of Uganda award. His second thriller was “Ceremony of Innocence” and his first children’s book is “Adventures of Isha”. His screenplay still waiting for the screen is “Journey to the Heart”. He has spent most of his working life in Africa in International Development with private and USAID funding. He has followed the routes of the great explorers such as David Livingston and Sir Samuel Baker. After his studies in St. Andrews, Edinburgh, and Tubingen, The Church of Scotland sent him to Accra where he was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Local ministers are given the same name as traditional healers - osofw.
During his work with World Learning, he helped start Africa’s first HIV testing center The AIDS Information Center in Kampala. With Elizabeth Glacer Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Uganda, he inaugurated Ariel’s Children Camps for HIV positive young people. These continue in many African countries. He also gives Bible-based messages of encouragement in churches. He now calls Westport, Connecticut, his base camp.
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