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Crossed lines

Book tells tale of child immigrant who goes missing

Author Patti Stockton.

Author Patti Stockton.

–Former Paso Robles resident Patti Stockton has published a new book, Crossed Lines. Stockton lived and worked in Paso Robles for over 25 years. She worked in the Paso Robles School District at Flamson Middle School before going to work for Dr. Doug Majors as an Optician and Therapist. She volunteered with the Paso Robles swim team as an assistant coach and served on their board for many years. She also swam on the masters swim team. She, the late Richard Sznejkowski and other swim parents were instrumental in keeping the pool open after the city tried to close it several years ago. Her sons, Rick Finnegan and P.J. Cracchiolo competed on the swim team and graduated from Paso High. Before moving to Texas she worked for a few years at Michaels Optical, both in Atascadero and Paso Robles.

Stockton spent most of her life traveling throughout the world, having lived in England, the Middle East and the Far East. She now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast, but still travels by car across the states seeing things at ground level and taking the back roads when possible.

Book synopsis

Crossed Lines begins as a young boy illegally comes across the Texas/Mexico border. He is traveling with his brother and his odd behavior comes to the attention of a border agent and the medical staff at an intake facility. In less than 24 hours, the boy, his brother, a border agent and a transportation bus disappear.

Because of the young boys’ odd behavior, Dr. Jake Phillips has been trying to keep an eye on him. When the boy disappears Dr. Phillips tries to locate him. The chase to find the boy leads across Texas and cross country into South Carolina.

The twisting story leads our hero, heroes, through a convoluted plot of kidnapping, murder and destruction.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the e-book is also available on those sites as well as Apple and Kobo.



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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at