Michael Toledano is the author of two previous historically researched novels focusing on the late nineteenth century. From the Victorian London novel Truncate which deals with a clandestine opium syndicate relentlessly seeking to eliminate their main competitor to the hunt for vicious fugitives in the American Southwest in the novel Western Apprehension. Two characters emerge from Western Apprehension whose intriguing story moves the genre into the American Gilded Age. In this novel, a spurned spouse will be pitted against the other who seeks refuge from his abuse. Quest for Safe Haven is Maggie’s story in her search for what she hopes will be her ultimate sanctuary.