By Sue Henry
In a wide ranging land of ice and chilly, demise 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 lifestyles. This lull among racing seasons is intended to be a time of grueling education and conditioning for Jessie and her dogsled team-but as an alternative it has turn into a time of worry. as the burning has in simple terms all started, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's international in methods she will be able to slightly think. And within the wake of extra dying, her subsequent race might be one for survival -- as she struggles to figure out no matter if a determined pal is a terrified victim...or a killer.
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Remember that time we took your dogs and camped overnight in the snow? That was great, wasn’t it? And all those silver origami birds we made for our Christmas trees out of candy wrappers? Did you ever get another dog as good as Pete? You still have him? Great! I want to see him. Do you remember . ” Jessie drove and listened, feeling more than a little overwhelmed and confused. Reaching home, Jessie made a fresh pot of coffee and puttered in the kitchen for a few minutes, trying to BENEATH THE ASHES 37 let go of the tension that was beginning to give her a headache and allowing her unexpected guest to wander around and become familiar with the cabin.
She would have liked to talk to Greg Holman, hear his side of the story, for her memories of him did not fit the pictures Anne had painted. When Jessie had moved into the nearby borrowed cabin for that single winter, the Holmans had still acted like newlyweds— touching each other in passing, glancing affectionately, deferring endearingly to each other. 46 SUE HENRY Greg Holman, a large bull of a man, had seemed an unusual dichotomy of efficient strength and a quiet sort of innocence; he was one of those people whose smooth skin never seems to age and gives them a childlike, ingenuous quality that suggests limited intelligence and prompts more-brawn-than-brain assumptions.
Jessie stared at Becker, dismay rising. “You really think someone who was here did this, Phil? ” “I didn’t say that, Jessie. It could be anybody— someone with a grudge, a disguised robbery. ” “But why would someone . . ” “No way to know yet. ” Hank was shaking his head, and Jessie shared his repugnance at naming friends and acquaintances. Suddenly, she felt exhausted—rain soaked and cold. There was nothing she could do here. It was time to go home. 3 Q UP EARLY TO START FOR THE AIRPORT, JESSIE WAS DElighted to see that four or five inches of new snow covered the ground.
Beneath the Ashes:: An Alaska Mystery by Sue Henry