By Sue Henry
In a panoramic land of ice and chilly, dying has come...by fire.In the lingering sit back of the early Alaskan spring, famed "musher" Jessie Arnold confronts the charred continues to be of a favourite neighborhood pub, destroyed through 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 as an alternative it has develop into a time of worry. as the burning has in basic terms began, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's global in methods she will slightly think. And within the wake of extra dying, her subsequent race could be one for survival -- as she struggles to figure out even if a determined pal is a terrified victim...or a killer.
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She smiled, recalling the jerky. He frowned. ” “Pretty well, I guess—casual friend. ” She grinned, suddenly remembering. “Unless you count accidents. Once—a year or so ago—he lost a whole night’s cash and checks in a snowbank— didn’t know he’d dropped the bag on his way out. ” “So, Oscar’s casual with his money. ” “I wouldn’t say casual,” Jessie told him, stung into defensiveness by his insinuation. “He’s not careless, if that’s what you mean. It was a mistake any- BENEATH THE ASHES 53 body could have made.
How long would it take—a couple of days, maybe three? That’s possible. I guess I can at least think about it, she 42 SUE HENRY decided. Billy could stay with the dogs—make a couple of training runs a day till I get back, though that would cut what I wanted to do in half and they really need me. I could even go out this afternoon for at least one run. She put the buckets away, then went back to the middle of the yard to spend a minute or two with a few of her dogs. Every day she made sure to take time with each dog, giving it lots of affection, watching it move, assessing its attitude.
People began to grab their luggage from the moving display and Jessie noticed that, as usual, no airline official was bothering to check claim tickets. Many of the cases were very similar in size and color, which led to a few inevitable confusions. Across the room she saw a large man shake his head and set a suitcase that apparently belonged to someone else back on the track. Anne, now full of nervous energy, barely stood still, moving close to see what was coming next, pushing people until Jessie finally stopped apologizing for her and took firm hold of her arm.