The private calm of Paradise Plaza, a posh Santa Barbara health spa, is shattered when two guests are kidnapped during an early morning hike. Stanford junior Holly Constantine and hot TV star Vanessa Wyatt form an uneasy alliance in their sensory-deprived captivity, while an unorthodox Internet ransom demand from a group of eco-nuts calling itself Parks for People seeks public contributions to create California parks in unlikely locations. Holly's parents, Beverly Hills entertainment lawyers, hold the media at bay as they coordinate the ransom funding. A determined stalker, old secrets, and a murder complicate the race against the clock. Includes elements of the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Chowchilla schoolbus abduction, and the Leopold & Loeb case.
Used availability for Taffy Cannon's Paradise Lost
September 2005 : USA Paperback
September 2005 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition