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When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills ch When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves."Through crisp writing, Daley paints life-like characters engaged in a believable struggle that kept me turning pages to the satisfying ending." Richard L. Mabry, MD, Author of Lethal Remedy and the Prescription For Trouble series


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When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills ch When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves."Through crisp writing, Daley paints life-like characters engaged in a believable struggle that kept me turning pages to the satisfying ending." Richard L. Mabry, MD, Author of Lethal Remedy and the Prescription For Trouble series

30 review for Saving Hope

  1. 4 out of 5

    Pam Nelson

    3 Saving Hope Stars I am a sucker for a man in a hat, a cowboy hat! So as soon as I saw the cover I was like I need to listen to you. Kate is someone I would totally want to be when I grow up she has a school that helps missing teenagers get back on their feet. Texas Ranger Wyatt is an ok character a little too demanding of his family if you ask me. I am all for the alpha man but this was almost toooooo much. He just kind of rubbed me the wrong way, I mean I get it he is a Ranger he has seen a l 3 Saving Hope Stars I am a sucker for a man in a hat, a cowboy hat! So as soon as I saw the cover I was like I need to listen to you. Kate is someone I would totally want to be when I grow up she has a school that helps missing teenagers get back on their feet. Texas Ranger Wyatt is an ok character a little too demanding of his family if you ask me. I am all for the alpha man but this was almost toooooo much. He just kind of rubbed me the wrong way, I mean I get it he is a Ranger he has seen a lot of bad stuff but all his NO, NO, NO, you can’t do this or that only makes teens want to do the exact opposite and you would think he would have known that being a Ranger. Kate really wanted to get to know the girls and give them a sense of safety and hope, and you wouldn’t know it from the way her mother is towards her. I guess I just felt like the author made so much negative that the few positives were almost overshadowed. I enjoyed the narration; I think she did a good job with male and female voices. *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

  2. 4 out of 5

    Camy

    I usually like Margaret Daley's books, and this was no exception. The heroine especially was someone I really liked--she's strong and smart even in the face of her difficult relationship with her mother, and she's passionate about the girls' home she's running. The hero reminded me a bit of Michael Weston in the TV show Burn Notice, if Michael Weston were a Texas Ranger. He's capable and brave, but he's a bit out of his element in dealing with the women in his life, his flamboyant mother and tee I usually like Margaret Daley's books, and this was no exception. The heroine especially was someone I really liked--she's strong and smart even in the face of her difficult relationship with her mother, and she's passionate about the girls' home she's running. The hero reminded me a bit of Michael Weston in the TV show Burn Notice, if Michael Weston were a Texas Ranger. He's capable and brave, but he's a bit out of his element in dealing with the women in his life, his flamboyant mother and teenaged daughter. The adolescent/teen girl prostitution ring is realistically portrayed but not so gritty that it made it uncomfortable for me to read. This book would be entirely appropriate for high school girls to read, although I would suggest that parents screen it carefully for Junior High girl readers. The pacing was excellent for my tastes--not too fast, not too slow. The ending especially was exciting and riveting. All in all, a great book to curl up with.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Johnson

    Title: Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book #1 Author: Margret Daley Pages: 336 Year: 2012 Publisher: Abingdon Press What was the title or name of the author of the last book you read that you just either couldn’t put down or didn’t want it to end? If it has been a while since you have read a great novel, may I suggest this one? Margret Daley does an excellent job of mixing a couple of genes as well as including unique characters with everything set in the state of Texas! While this is a wor Title: Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book #1 Author: Margret Daley Pages: 336 Year: 2012 Publisher: Abingdon Press What was the title or name of the author of the last book you read that you just either couldn’t put down or didn’t want it to end? If it has been a while since you have read a great novel, may I suggest this one? Margret Daley does an excellent job of mixing a couple of genes as well as including unique characters with everything set in the state of Texas! While this is a work of fiction, it isn’t hard to imagine it happening in real life. From the heat and high humidity of Texas, to the complex case Ranger Sheridan is working on are but a flavor of what happens between the pages. Kate is a Texan from a very wealthy family with a down-to-earth heart who seeks to obey the call the Lord places on her heart. A home is set up for girls who for various reasons have become prostitutes, but want to leave that way of life. Kate has a trust fund that she has been using to fund this shelter. She lives on the third floor of the home when not working with girls. Her mother and father are rich and famous, but due to the recent publicity surrounding Kate’s work decide to pull the funding. Now Kate has to locate new funding, find a missing girl, and deal with at least two other girls’ murders. Ranger Sheridan is a widower who is raising his 14-year-old daughter with his mother’s help since his wife has been murdered. Mandy loves to compete in various rodeo competitions until recently when she starts folding under peer pressure to fit in. To complicate matters, Sheridan’s mom has been supporting his daughter’s disobedience, and her life has never been anything other than a mess. King owns a ranch, but that is just a front for what really brings in the money, allowing him to maintain the lifestyle he wants. After his wife died, her niece worked for him until a few months back when she left to go to the shelter. Now, King believes he has the upper hand and a way to draw Rose back to him and the job he expects her to do. Does King have anything to do with the two murders? King is not the name he is known by in his upper class social circles, that is for the “other” business. Does King have everything wrapped so tight that Sheridan will never uncover his true identity? To compound all this, there are twisted family ties, someone pulling King’s strings, and the murder of a spouse after only five years of marriage. In the novel, readers will experience a spellbinding mystery, as well as suspense to the max! The characters are intriguing and believable. The compassion reflected in the heart of Kate is true to the hearts of some people too. The hardness of her mother is also seen as I am sure readers can identify with in some people. No one can turn on the TV today and not see examples of both compassion and hard hearts refusing to love others. Faith is a component of this story, forged through various trials. The sequel to this novel, Shattered Silence, has already been released and will be reviewed as well. Whether I would have reviewed it or not, I would have bought the book to read without a doubt. To have mystery, suspense, police action, and fighting for those in bondage makes a novel such as this irresistible to read and share. Make time to read as well as enjoy The Men of the Texas Rangers Series. My rating is 5+ stars! Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo... . Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kaylea

    Child prostitution, human trafficking and the dark side of humanity, are just a few of the issues Margaret Daley weaves into her newest release, Saving Hope, from Abingdon Press. Through the eyes of a wounded young woman, a school director with a heart of gold and a brave Texas Ranger, Daley has created a story that is full of numerous twists and turns. A bit "deeper" than Daley's offerings through other publishers, grabbed me at the beginning - and kept me engaged as I tried to figure out who was Child prostitution, human trafficking and the dark side of humanity, are just a few of the issues Margaret Daley weaves into her newest release, Saving Hope, from Abingdon Press. Through the eyes of a wounded young woman, a school director with a heart of gold and a brave Texas Ranger, Daley has created a story that is full of numerous twists and turns. A bit "deeper" than Daley's offerings through other publishers, grabbed me at the beginning - and kept me engaged as I tried to figure out who was really the "bad guy." I'll admit I suspected one person, only to find out he/she (not going to spoil it) was a victim as well. If there's one thing I would have changed, I wish Daley would have had a bit more "closure" at the end. The book rushed to the conclusion with a crashing speed. When it was over, it was over. (But everything was resolved, so I guess, the good stuff was in the "chase.") In all though, this was a fun read. The romance isn't too heavy - in fact it's more of a suspense novel, than romance. It shows the struggle that fathers have when relating to their daughters, the things people will do for a friend, the pain evil people can cause in the pursuit of greed and the strength that can be found through faith. In all, it's a solid three and a half out of five. Saving Hope is set for a March 2012 release (but Amazon says it will be available as of Feb. 11. I'm going to enjoy checking out the next book in the series: Shattered Silence, set for an October 2012 release.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bskinner

    I invested half an hour in this book and gave up. Nope, not reading a book with dreadful dialogue and caricature characters.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Vikki Vaught

    Good suspenseful romance with compelling characters and an intriguing plot. Happy reading/listening!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Renn Shearin

    When the people you love are threatened, it's personal. When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. Kate, his mother, and his daughter may be in danger because of his involvement. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys e When the people you love are threatened, it's personal. When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. Kate, his mother, and his daughter may be in danger because of his involvement. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves. Saving Hope by Margaret Daley was an interesting and spell-binding novel that was eye opening to the reality of child prostitution in America. The plot was easy to follow yet kept details hidden in order to keep the reader tied to the book. The novel was filled with suspense, and there were times when I was not sure what was going to happen next. There was a good mix of romance, mystery, and sobering events that kept me interested and did not leave me bored. The main characters were well developed, though the speed of the events in the story oftentimes caused their development in the story to be lacking. However, despite that, I did enjoy seeing Wyatt's return to trusting the Lord, and Kate's realizing that she did not have to depend on her parents' money to save her girls. The minor characters did not receive as much attention so there was less character development in them, but Wyatt's daughter and mother did learn from their mistakes throughout the story. The themes of this novel were clear and sobering. It was sad to see that there is indeed a market in America for the trafficking of young girls into prostitution and other harmful situations. This novel did a great job relaying the seriousness of these issues and the importance of fighting back through better police involvement and creating safe homes like Bridge of Hope for the girls who are rescued or runaway. Saving Hope also clearly portrayed the importance of good parenting and treating one's children with respect and love and not just issuing seemingly unfair rules. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel, and I would highly recommend it to someone looking for an interesting and exciting yet still thought provoking read. I received this e-Book for free from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review. See other reviews at http://hearttoheartbooks.blogspot.com

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    This wasn't the first novel I've read by Margaret, but it is the first I've read in several years. I'm so glad I read this book. I found myself riveted to the story line and the characters. The tension was perfectly executed, in my opinion, because I couldn't stand it until I got to the end. But more than that, the ride compelled me to think about motivations and schemes and who could be behind everything. The fact that evil was so close to a number of main characters had me practically biting m This wasn't the first novel I've read by Margaret, but it is the first I've read in several years. I'm so glad I read this book. I found myself riveted to the story line and the characters. The tension was perfectly executed, in my opinion, because I couldn't stand it until I got to the end. But more than that, the ride compelled me to think about motivations and schemes and who could be behind everything. The fact that evil was so close to a number of main characters had me practically biting my nails at times. The faith element was balanced and clearly present without being too heavy handed. The progression of their spiritual journeys seemed natural to the characters' lives. I loved the romantic thread in the story and found it to be warm enough to be yummy for romance lovers without taking away from the tension of the suspense portion of the story. I loved the hero and how he finally opened his heart and had to face his fears. I even liked how the author made a few of the "bad guys" seem like regular people at times. She made them seem more human, while still being dark in their nefarious intentions. They still did wrong, but I loved that they weren't one-dimensional and flat. The heroine's mission to save children pulled into sexual slavery by predators was admirable, as was the hero's desire to fight for the same cause. The author writing about some of the miserable situations the girls living at Beacon of Hope suffered prior to their rescue in the story made me realize how more people need to step up and help rescue these children. I commend Margaret for opening my eyes to this scourge on society and writing about it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Paula Phillips

    When I first opened this book , I actually thought it might have been a Western type novel but as I got stuck into it , it immediately drew me in as I love novels that push the boundaries of everyday Christian fiction and also the main setting of a home for wayward teens is something that I admire and I have a passion for one day working in one. Saving Hope starts with a midnight call to Rose - a teen staying at the Beacon Hope Home from an old friend Lily , we discover from the phone call that When I first opened this book , I actually thought it might have been a Western type novel but as I got stuck into it , it immediately drew me in as I love novels that push the boundaries of everyday Christian fiction and also the main setting of a home for wayward teens is something that I admire and I have a passion for one day working in one. Saving Hope starts with a midnight call to Rose - a teen staying at the Beacon Hope Home from an old friend Lily , we discover from the phone call that Rose used to be involved in Prostitution and Drugs. The phone call ends up being a set-up as when Rose arrives , her old pimp King is waiting for her. Meanwhile, Kate who runs the Beacon Hope is worried about Rose and hopes she hasn't returned to her old life , when Kate gets a phone call about their van which Rose took and the body of a dead girl , Kate's heart jumps that it may be Rose but alas it doesn't end up being her. Soon though , more girls turn up dead -ones that had connections to Rose. Enter Wyatt -the Texas Ranger , Can he and Kate work together to find Rose and save her before it;s too late and she too finds herself six feet under ? A novel that shows to us that no matter who we are God still loves us and that there are others out there who still care for us even in the midst of danger. A series that I am looking forward to continuing as I really enjoyed the way that Margaret touched on the Edgy topics at hand in the novel

  10. 5 out of 5

    Pat Dyer

    When one of Beacon of Hope School’s students and the school van disappear, Kate Winslow knows something is very wrong. Rose would never go back to the life she’d left. After a young woman is found dead and the school’s white van is found abandoned, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan of the Child Rescue Task Force is called in. If the dead girl wasn’t Rose, what happened to her? And why did she leave the school in the middle of the night? The author portrays realistic characters facing believable situat When one of Beacon of Hope School’s students and the school van disappear, Kate Winslow knows something is very wrong. Rose would never go back to the life she’d left. After a young woman is found dead and the school’s white van is found abandoned, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan of the Child Rescue Task Force is called in. If the dead girl wasn’t Rose, what happened to her? And why did she leave the school in the middle of the night? The author portrays realistic characters facing believable situations in a suspenseful story that will grab your emotions and keep you reading. The story is perfectly paced with lots of action and a thread of romance. Ms. Daley utilizes her gift of storytelling in Book #1 of her Men of the Texas Rangers series to make people aware of a growing atrocity not only in other countries, but right here in the USA. Although this is a romantic suspense fiction book, it calls attention the fact that human trafficking can affect not only someone else’s child far away, but the child next door—or yours! If you’ve ever been under the impression, as I was, that prostitution is a lifestyle that is chosen, or at least girls turned to it as a last resort for survival or to support their drug habit, you need to read this book. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or friends with children, it is a must read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Jacobs

    I really enjoyed how this story took on a Christian tone dealing with something that happens in the US everyday, human trafficking. This story is an important read of parents of teens or young girls who constantly defy their parents because of a boy. I like to imagine if this story was a movie, who would play the parts. In Saving Hope, I pictured the actor from "Longmire" as the lead character, Wyatt. It helped me see through the character's eyes, opinions, and the way he handled things as a Tex I really enjoyed how this story took on a Christian tone dealing with something that happens in the US everyday, human trafficking. This story is an important read of parents of teens or young girls who constantly defy their parents because of a boy. I like to imagine if this story was a movie, who would play the parts. In Saving Hope, I pictured the actor from "Longmire" as the lead character, Wyatt. It helped me see through the character's eyes, opinions, and the way he handled things as a Texas Ranger. Also, Kate, the manager of Beacon of Hope, a home for troubled girls, was a relate-able character. A woman who is passionate about saving young girls, as I am a teacher who wants to save children too. I enjoyed how Wyatt and Kate found themselves to be together, not by having this terrible incident bring them together, but how they needed each other and really didn't know it. Isn't that how we are in real life? We don't know what we have until we miss it. We don't know how much we love someone until they are gone. We never really cherish the little things. Saving Hope is a great story of love, faith, and danger all intertwined in an easy read that keeps you wanting more.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Aerykah

    Wow! This was a pretty intense, fast paced book! At first, I wasn't sure I would like it... It didn't take long, however, for me to realize that this book was going to be hard for me to put down. The characters seemed realistic to me and the story definitely kept my attention. It's a great read and I really enjoyed it! :)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Esther Somorai

    Received this book free from author, publisher and Wynn-Wynn Media. What a nice surprise. Thank you. This was one great read and very informative in fiction story form about human trafficking. I really enjoyed this well written, exciting, suspenseful, meaningful, action read. It is also about relationships within the main characters. A great story for young teens and up. **Recommend**

  14. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    Enjoyed every moment I spent in this book. Loved it!!! :-D Full review to come.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    This Free Friday book would have been awesome ... had I been 13.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Glenn

    A good story, moves at a good pace... A couple of times it went above a good book, but still worthy of a look if you want something different to read...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Holte

    Although “Saving Hope” is fiction its story line is terrifyingly real. Kate Winslow runs a home for girls who have escaped prostitution. When one of the girls goes missing Texas Ranger, Wyatt Sheridan is called in to help. Although the story includes a bit of romance, it also tells of the horror behind human trafficking. Seriously people, don’t take your eyes off your kids. These people are slick in their approach. There's no language in this book and it's covers an important topic that is being Although “Saving Hope” is fiction its story line is terrifyingly real. Kate Winslow runs a home for girls who have escaped prostitution. When one of the girls goes missing Texas Ranger, Wyatt Sheridan is called in to help. Although the story includes a bit of romance, it also tells of the horror behind human trafficking. Seriously people, don’t take your eyes off your kids. These people are slick in their approach. There's no language in this book and it's covers an important topic that is being overlooked today. I could hardly put it down. It is part of a series and though the main storyline feels complete it did leave me wanting to read the next one in the series. .

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marla Darius

    Great book with a problem that is real in society today. Decent character development, narrator was good at altering voices and very believable story line with a wrap up that kept you guessing till the end. I wish some of the police work covered was more believable and complete but this is fiction. Due to the topic covered, I also wish at the end the author had a section on how to spot sex trafficking, web sites or question section. Overall a great story, I look forward to reading others in the Great book with a problem that is real in society today. Decent character development, narrator was good at altering voices and very believable story line with a wrap up that kept you guessing till the end. I wish some of the police work covered was more believable and complete but this is fiction. Due to the topic covered, I also wish at the end the author had a section on how to spot sex trafficking, web sites or question section. Overall a great story, I look forward to reading others in the series and I'd recommend this book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Susan Robinson

    Excellent story. Human trafficking has recently been in the news quite a bit, although I think too many people don't take it seriously or think it has been exaggerated. It is sad to think of these young girls being duped into a situation until it is too late. And the kind of animals who prey upon these young women and boys deserve not only the strongest judgment our society can give them, but the coming judgment where they will pay forever.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Reggie

    Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan has his hands full! His mother is flighty, his 14 yo daughter is rebelling...and he’s deep investigating a human trafficking ring. In the midst of this, he’s attracted to the woman running a home for teen prostitutes. The trafficking ring is getting closer to home than Wyatt knows...can he save those he loves before it’s too late...and shut down the traffickers? Good start to this series...who doesn’t love a Texas Ranger?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ruth "CowgirlMama " Williams

    Well written story about a tough topic Believable characters navigate the tough waters of teen kidnapping, slavery and prostitution. A tough job, I’m sure, to make this a story I could read on a Saturday afternoon listening to my children play. Informing me of dangers that are out there without leaving a bad aftertaste and threat of nightmares.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Fussell

    Holy cow... every parent, teacher, youth worker needs to read this book. While it is fiction, it brings to light the dangers facing our kids with the sex trafficking industry and their desire to entangle and enslave them for their own gain. Read it in day...

  23. 4 out of 5

    Linda Goff

    Parents and teens shouldn't read this book! A story of teen runaways, prostitution, and predators taking advantage of young girls. A well written story that is happening all over our country. So sad that our young girls are being groomed to look and act older to fit in.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nicolesbell.Net

    This was an extremely good book and am just starting the second one in the series called: Shattered Silence. I also have the rest of the series that I can't wait to read. Margaret Daley is an extremely talented writer and enjoy many of her other books as well.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dee Renee Chesnut

    This ebook has been in my Nook library since 2012 when I downloaded it for free from Barnes and Noble. The author builds suspense and keeps the narrative moving. The topic of sex-trafficking is still timely.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Quin

    Lots of action. Not too mushy.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jocelyn

    I really enjoyed reading this book.Sometimes it is really nice to read a good book without the sex in it.'Saving Hope' had a very good story line on human trafficking.Thank you Margaret Daley:)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine Shaw

    A very good book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    JaneReads

    Wyatt and Kate meet when Wyatt is assigned to a missing girl case. The girl has gone missing from Kate’s school and Kate is positive she was did not runaway, but rather was taken. She is passionate about the girls at the school and refuses to be left out of the investigation. As the two work together trying to figure out what happened to Rose, they uncover a human trafficking ring. Once the ring leader finds out they are investigating he not only threatens their lives but Wyatt’s daughter and mo Wyatt and Kate meet when Wyatt is assigned to a missing girl case. The girl has gone missing from Kate’s school and Kate is positive she was did not runaway, but rather was taken. She is passionate about the girls at the school and refuses to be left out of the investigation. As the two work together trying to figure out what happened to Rose, they uncover a human trafficking ring. Once the ring leader finds out they are investigating he not only threatens their lives but Wyatt’s daughter and mother get pulled into the danger. Can Wyatt protect those he loves while trying to bring down this ring? I was pulled into the story right from the beginning. The character interactions felt genuine and not forced. It was freaky the lengths that the villain would go to in order to protect his organization. The story was filled with suspense that keep me hooked to find out what would happen next and how they would catch the villain. It is sad to realize just how easy it is for someone to prey on young girls. Even though we don’t spend a lot of time with her my favourite character was Rose. The courage and determination she possessed was inspiring. I was pleased with the way this story wrapped up. This review first appeared at: C Jane Read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Erth

    now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page. The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real. i would highly recommend this author and this book.

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