Days of Destiny begins in San Francisco. Richard Liu, Jason's friend and neighbor, is taking Jason and Daniel up to Chinatown to see the spectacular night time New Year's parade, preceded by a fabulous dinner at a Taiwanese restaurant owned by his Aunt Mai. On the way to see the parade, the three take a shortcut through a building where they discover Jian-heng Chen, an eight-year-old Chinese boy, left locked in a closet by human traffickers who have also enslaved the boy's older sisters. With the assistance of Richard's translation, Jason and Daniel learn how the orphaned boy is bravely seeking a new life in America. Detemined to help Jian-heng out and rescue his sisters, they bring the boy back to the Silicon Valley where he is taken in by the Liu family. But Jason and Daniel have a lot more to deal with besides tracking down the traffickers. Daniel and his band are working on their demo CD, trying to create a complete album of original songs to present to some promoters who have taken an interest in the band since their performance of Nick Feraducci's Requiem for the Lost Children last fall. Jason is very involved with the Merriam High School varsity basketball team which is headed to the district and regional playoffs. Plus Jason's relationship with Laura and Daniel's romance with Diana are taking on new dimensions. To add further complications, the boys investigate a quite upsetting sexting scandal that breaks open at a Merriam High School dance. Eventually the boys are able to focus on Jian-heng's case and the search for his two sisters and the men who have enslaved them is on. What they discover in the process is quite upsetting and shocking as Jason and Daniel use their detective skills to solve this and the other crimes involving school activities. Join Jason, Daniel, and their friends as they face Days of Destiny, the sixth book in the Hunter & Holmes Mystery Series.
Days of Destiny is the sixth novel in the Hunter & Holmes Mystery Series written by Aiden Vaughan and beautifully illustrated by Ricardo Carmona. The author and illustrator take great pride in the way that the series has developed. “As you read these mysteries, you can see how Jason, Daniel, and their circle of friends have matured and are starting to grow up. Over these first six novels, Jason and Daniel have become committed to the goals of Jason’s Whatever Foundation. These goals include helping young crime victims and fighting back against predators and others who prey on them. Through the adventures of Daniel and Jason, we let the reader know ways that even the weakest person can fight back against their abuse and cruelty.” For more information on the Hunter & Holmes Mystery Series, check out their website at hunterandholmes.com.