In her fifth mystery of the Great North, Macavity and Anthony Award-winning author Sue Henry has penned another spellbinding tale of relentless suspense and danger. Set in the vistas of a magnificent northern wilderness and featuring Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen and his girlfriend, Iditarod Musher Jessie Arnold, DEADFALL pulses with the heart-pounding drama that has captivated mystery lovers since Sue Henry's highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning debut, MURDER ON THE IDITAROD TRAIL.
Suddenly, without warning or apparent reason, Jessie Arnold is threatened by an anonymous stalker. One of her sled dogs is badly injured in a steel trap and an ominous note leaves no doubt that the trap was set with malicious intent. The harassment continues with alarming telephone calls and unsigned messages, and Alex urges Jessie to go into hiding while he tries to trace the source of the threats. But it takes the deliberate puncture of a brake line on her truck and a near fatal crash to convince Jessie that she must leave Knik and let Alex fly her to an isolated island more than two hundred miles away on Kachemak Bay.
While Alex frantically works to track the stalker from a list of vicious killers who may be seeking revenge against him, Jessie tries to relax, hiking the island trails with her dog Tank and marveling at the splendor of her solitude. But as a storm breaks, crashing a maelstrom of surf on the beaches, Jessie discovers that she is not alone. Driven by gale force through a wilderness filled with hazards and hiding places; forced onto perilous cliffs above rocky shores, she finds herself in a deadly game of hide and seek with a madman. With Alex miles away, Jessie, face to face with her executioner, must depend solely on her own resources. And she must call up every skill she knows if she is to survive.
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Sue Henry is an Anthony and Macavity Award winner for her first Alex Jensen mystery, MURDER ON THE IDITAROD TRAIL. She has lived in Alaska for the past twenty-two years, currently in Anchorage where she writes, travels, and teaches writing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. The author of three other Alex Jensen mysteries, she is currently at work on the next in her series.From AudioFile:
In a fast-paced story set in the wilderness of Alaska, a young woman is being stalked by a man driven mad with hatred. Reader Mary Peiffer reads with a voice as fresh and natural as the windswept landscape. Her voice makes the listener feel closer to Jessie Arnold; we feel we're hearing Jessie speak directly to us. Her fear and isolation feel real. Other characters, including the stalker, come across with veracity. Author Henry, who lives in Alaska, authentically conveys a sense of place, and Mary Peiffer brings honesty and credibility to the production. D.L.G. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Books on Tape, 2000. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M073665156X