Purple Adobe is the emotionally charged thriller that tells the unique story of Ward Evans, a lost man trying to find himself, who is hired to find a missing girl, one who is determined to stay missing. Set in the solitude and silent beauty of America’s desert Southwest, Purple Adobe is the story of people who have stepped off, or been thrown from, life’s highway and into a dark and seldom side of life. This exciting new novel is full of guns and glamour, ruins and romance, drugs and desire, sins and salvation. Purple Adobe is a must read for anyone who has ever had a love one gone ‘missing in action’, or who has blown across life’s desert himself like a tumbleweed before a hot, hard, dry wind. Journey across the dangerous sands of the Southwest with Ward as he searches for a runaway girl, stares into the blood-smeared face of death, and wonders if he will ever return to his own, secluded, private Purple Adobe. Purple Adobe was the debut novel for Chris Helvey.