By Sue Henry
Together with her cabin a pile of ashes and her lite in items, champion Alaskan "musher" Jessie Arnold has gratefully authorised a friend's idea that she force his motor domestic up from Idaho, alongside the Alaska road -- a panoramic, thousand-mile-long course winding previous scorching springs, glaciers, and ice-blue lakes. however the idyllic journey takes a gloomy flip while a teenage hitchhiker brings terror aboard. anxious and by myself, Patrick Cutler disappears prior to the police tell Jessie that the younger runaway is needed in reference to surprising murders. unexpectedly she is solid right into a raging maelstrom of darkish secrets and techniques and lethal outcomes. And the chilly and empty street she's touring may be best her to not her home...but to a grave within the trackless wilderness.
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With these men in their forties, Patrick lied without hesitation, for he had found soon after leaving home that the idea of someone his age hitching all the way to Alaska made older people uneasy. ” Alarmed that they would report him to the authorities as a runaway, he managed to grab another ride when they stopped at a gas station, and hoped they’d forget about him. The incident had made him cautious. Now he told drivers that he was going to the nearest northern community, whether it was on his real route or not.
Another couple of inches and he might have made the basketball team. He wondered what they had thought at school when he didn’t show up for his last month of classes. They’d have called his stepfather, but the bastard wouldn’t care, would be glad he was gone—deﬁnitely wouldn’t report him missing—wouldn’t dare. He was throwing me out anyway, he thought resentfully, or . . His stomach lurched and he consciously didn’t complete the thought. I’m finally old enough to decide what I want to do, he told himself.
There was also a new Kate Grilley mystery that she was eager to 53 54 SUE HENRY start, for she had always had a hankering to visit the Virgin Islands. As she accelerated past the Fort Steele turnoff, a narrow reddish-brown head rose alertly from a padded basket that hung over the front of the passenger seat and provided a comfortable view of the passing scenery for her short-legged canine companion. Maxie reached across to rub the ears of the toy dachshund affectionately. “Take it easy, we’re not stopping,” she told him in her deep husky voice.