By Sue Henry
Iditarod musher Jessie Arnold is being stalked and terrorized through an nameless enemy. First, one in all her sled canines is wrongly injured in a metal catch and an ominous word leaves without doubt that the catch used to be set with malicious motive. Threatening cell calls and unsigned messages persist with -- urgent Alaska kingdom Trooper Alex Jensen to induce Jessie to enter hiding whereas he attempts to trace down the resource of the threats. eventually, a close to deadly automobile crash convinces Jessie to permit Alex fly her to an remoted island greater than 200 miles away.
There on desolate, windswept Kachemak Bay, Jessie hikes the island trails together with her lead puppy Tank, marveling on the attractiveness of her solitude. yet in a barren region jam-packed with risks and hiding locations, she quickly discovers she isn't really by myself. With Alex looking for a madman hundreds and hundreds of miles away, Jessie is on her own...playing a dangerous video game of cover and search with a killer.
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Watch where you step,” he cautioned. ” Half an hour later, when they had found not a print or sign of any intruder to the yard—nothing to follow—Jessie swore under her breath. “Hey,” Alex told her. “Don’t let it get to you. I didn’t really expect to find anything. It would be unusual if anyone clever enough to leave that trap would be dumb enough to give us anything to identify them. Pulling this kind of a stunt wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment thing. ” “I guess,” Jessie admitted, still frowning. “I just hoped…The bastard.
Individually and together, they had been up and down several times during Saturday night to check the dog lot from the window. Alex had disabled the motion detector so the floodlights remained on all night. Because light did not reach to the back of the yard, Jessie had moved as many dogs as possible closer to the cabin, within the bright circle. ” Jessie asked from her end of the sofa, looking up from an attempt to concentrate on the funnies in the Sunday paper. Without discussing it, they were attempting to fill the long morning, as usual, with breakfast, coffee, and newsprint.
Come and perch for a bit. ” 7 Monday night was long, wakeful, and completely quiet, with no further incident. Alex woke in the wee hours to find Jessie’s side of the bed empty, and he was half aware that she had spent more time trying to find a comfortable position than sleeping. The air was chilly as he climbed out of bed and went to the door of the outer room. ” he asked the shadow that occupied the end of the sofa nearest the stove, from which he could smell the sweet scent of burning pitch and hear logs crackling as they came to life.