MILTON — Milton author Vincent Sachar’s seventh book, “The Lost Boy,” is a story about a recluse who regains his Christmas spirit after rescuing a boy in a snowy forest.

“Fourteen years ago, Stanley Kovaleski quit on life and moved to an isolated cabin in the mountains of Montana,” Sachar says. “Among all else, he left his two children behind in the world he would no longer be a part of.”

Before a major winter storm, Kovaleski finds an 8-year-old boy walking alone. Kovaleski takes the boy to his cabin to wait for authorities, but discovers the boy knows more about him than should be possible, according to Sachar.

Sachar, a retired attorney, moved to Milton with his wife, Gwen, at the end of 2016.

He earned his Juris Doctor from St. John's Law School in New York. He is now a full-time writer despite much success in business, having served as an executive-level vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary throughout the nation in his industry, and having left his most recent position as a managing director in the legal division of a global consulting company.

Sachar is also an experienced public speaker. Speaking at book events, high schools, colleges, universities, and book clubs, he has addressed crowds large and small and has done so in some unique situations, such as a Siberian prison, according to a media release. He also conducts radio and internet interviews across the nation and has provided interviews for literary websites.

Sachar’s novels include “The Nowhere Man,” “Nowhere Out,” “Nowhere On Earth,” “Murders at Pearl Springs” and “A Life Unappreciated.” His novels include “A Twisted Road” and “The Lost Boy (A Christmas Story).” He also wrote the short story “Cajun Culture shock.”