24-Carat Murder: Can a Yukon cop topple a New York banking giant? (Mack Dearling Mystery) (Volume 1)

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A Yukon Mountie. A New York banker. A beautiful dead teacher.

24-Carat Murder is an intriguing blend of quirky romance, cold-blooded murder, and political corruption delivered with insight, skill, and humor in one mind-expanding page turner.

Mack Dearling used to be an American lawyer. Now he's a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He moved from Washington State to the Yukon to get away from it all. But fate has a different plan. In the chill silence of a Yukon night, an explosion kills a well-loved young teacher in Mack's tiny town. Mack zeroes in on a rich New York gold miner and the huge global bank that is financing a nearby gold mine. Scrambling to build a case, he and his partner, Ron Redfox, set aside pesky police procedures but still fail to tackle their slippery prime suspect or his significant friends. Rocketed into a world of international intrigue and corruption, Mack marshals a secret weapon. But can the arsenal in his slingshot fell such a mighty Goliath?

This first novel in the Mack Dearling series introduces a recently-widowed hero desperate to foil a world-class menace. Despite his grim focus, love catches him off guard when Lara Towne, the sexy new teacher, moves into his B & B. As their attraction intensifies, will this strong-minded couple embrace the forces pulling them together, or succumb to the ones pushing them apart?

This intelligent, gripping tale offers an engrossing plot, beautifully-drawn characters, and a staggering conclusion which will leave the reader richly satisfied, yet longing for more.

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About the Author:

Elle Maxwell lived in the Yukon for many years. Her deep respect for its people and profound connection with its wilderness infuse her work with palpable authenticity. She loves to entertain readers with characters who are astute, purposeful, and wise, yet delightfully blessed with stunning imperfections. They often share her deep abiding interests in spirituality, high finance, and the natural world. By drawing upon her own life's lessons to make her characters feel real, she delivers truth in a way which readers instantly recognize. She has several new books in progress. Learn more about her at her website, www.ellemaxwell.net.

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"A constantly moving story with no dry spots. Characters are realistic, believable. Does not take a back seat to any other authors I've read, and for the past few years I've been reading Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly."  - Marcel Chorel

"A lovely murder mystery novel, unique in many ways. Very interesting and educative. Kept the flow of the story from end to end." - B. Venkatesan

"24-Carat Murder is a fast-paced, well-written novel, a great beginning to a new mystery series. The whodunit aspect had me guessing throughout and cheering for the good guys." - S. Toy

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