Promise, Oklahoma is in the middle of the south central US, more commonly known as Tornado Alley. A deadly twister has left people dead and injured and caused 40 million dollars worth of damage. At first it seems as though the Pepper family are just four more statistics on the death roll, but Police Chief Charlie Grover soon realises that their bodies have been arranged to look like storm victims, while the cause of their deaths is by the hand of man, not an act of god. The post mortems confirm his suspicions, then another death during a tornado proves that there is a killer at large. He seeks help from meteorological experts at the local university, in particular Dr Willa Bellman, who knows all about the force and power of these storms and also knows the motley collection of people who follow the paths of every tornado. Both of them are convinced that amongst the storm-chasers is the killer, but more deaths - both natural and unnatural - are to occur before the killer is stopped in a truly breath-taking climax.
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"...gripping...[a] fast-moving shocker...features the keen characterizations and fine atmospherics...." (Publishers Weekly)
"...a breathtaking vortex of a story about love, death, murder and ordinary people...Well paced, well plotted, and beautifully written..." (--Library Journal)About the Author:
Alice Blanchard grew up in Connecticut and studied in Boston and at Harvard. She is the author of a collection of short stories, The Stuntman's Daughter, which won the Katharine Anne Porter Prize, and of the novel, Darkness Peering. She has also received a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, a New Literary Award and a Centrum Artists in Residence Fellowship.
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Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316726591