By Sue Henry

In a wide ranging land of ice and chilly, dying has come...by fire.In the lingering kick back of the early Alaskan spring, famed "musher" Jessie Arnold confronts the charred is still of a favourite neighborhood pub, destroyed by way of a suspicious blaze that claimed an blameless, unsuspecting existence. This lull among racing seasons is intended to be a time of grueling education and conditioning for Jessie and her dogsled team-but in its place it has develop into a time of worry. as the burning has in simple terms all started, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's global in methods she will be able to slightly think. And within the wake of extra loss of life, her subsequent race should be one for survival -- as she struggles to figure out no matter if a determined good friend is a terrified victim...or a killer.

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But you saw people in the hospital. ” “—I didn’t want them to know either—you know? BENEATH THE ASHES 45 He promised we’d work it out—said it was our private business. He also said it was my fault, and if I told anyone he’d make me sorry. I was afraid of him, Jessie. Besides, it wasn’t all his fault. If I’d been able to do things right—keep him happy—he wouldn’t have hurt me, would he? He was always all torn up about hitting me—after. I felt like nothing—hated myself for making him mad. ” Like the release of swift water when the key log in a jam is pulled, Anne’s account of injury and hospitals, years of lies, constant fear, and finally escape and flight had poured out, accompanied by a flood of tears and caustic condemnation of both Greg and herself that had astonished and alarmed Jessie.

I was afraid of him, Jessie. Besides, it wasn’t all his fault. If I’d been able to do things right—keep him happy—he wouldn’t have hurt me, would he? He was always all torn up about hitting me—after. I felt like nothing—hated myself for making him mad. ” Like the release of swift water when the key log in a jam is pulled, Anne’s account of injury and hospitals, years of lies, constant fear, and finally escape and flight had poured out, accompanied by a flood of tears and caustic condemnation of both Greg and herself that had astonished and alarmed Jessie.

Stomping her boots on and grabbing her parka, she followed Hank around the side of her cabin to the shed. Together, through the snow that was still falling heavily, they wrestled the heavy generator, then the pump, into the back of the pickup he had backed close to the door. ” Jessie panted as they worked. ” “No idea. Looked like it started in the back room after Oscar was gone. I left Bill Thomas and Ned trying to break in through the front to get some water on it with a couple of buckets. ” “On their way.

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