Chris is not yet thirty years old when he finds himself managing the immense pressure, eccentric personalities, and extenuating circumstances of an international story, where one small misstep could adversely impact the search for a missing teenager and the reputation of her family. Now, twenty years later, he takes readers behind the scenes, providing new details, perspectives, and commentary on finding Elizabeth Smart. Unexpected juxtaposes crucial events from the Smart case with Chris’s experience growing up in the Latter-day Saint culture, including coming to understand the secret of a hidden, broken war hero before it was too late.
Chris wrote the book in hopes that his experiences and lessons learned would benefit and inspire others. He wanted to show how experiences and people come into our lives to prepare us for future adversity and opportunities.