Deadfall by Sue Henry
: An Alaska Mystery (Alex Jensen Alaska Mysteries)

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In her fifth mystery of the Great North, Macavity and Anthony Award-winning author Sue Henry has penned another spellbinding tale of relentless suspense and danger. Set in the vistas of a magnificent northern wilderness and featuring Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen and his girlfriend, Iditarod Musher Jessie Arnold, DEADFALL pulses with the heart-pounding drama that has captivated mystery lovers since Sue Henry's highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning debut, MURDER ON THE IDITAROD TRAIL.

Suddenly, without warning or apparent reason, Jessie Arnold is threatened by an anonymous stalker. One of her sled dogs is badly injured in a steel trap and an ominous note leaves no doubt that the trap was set with malicious intent. The harassment continues with alarming telephone calls and unsigned messages, and Alex urges Jessie to go into hiding while he tries to trace the source of the threats. But it takes the deliberate puncture of a brake line on her truck and a near fatal crash to convince Jessie that she must leave Knik and let Alex fly her to an isolated island more than two hundred miles away on Kachemak Bay.

While Alex frantically works to track the stalker from a list of vicious killers who may be seeking revenge against him, Jessie tries to relax, hiking the island trails with her dog Tank and marveling at the splendor of her solitude. But as a storm breaks, crashing a maelstrom of surf on the beaches, Jessie discovers that she is not alone. Driven by gale force through a wilderness filled with hazards and hiding places; forced onto perilous cliffs above rocky shores, she finds herself in a deadly game of hide and seek with a madman. With Alex miles away, Jessie, face to face with her executioner, must depend solely on her own resources. And she must call up every skill she knows if she is to survive.


About Sue Henry

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Sue Henry teaches writing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Published August 1, 1998 by William Morrow. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Jessie hunkers down with only her lead dog Tank for company, Alex and his buddy Ben Caswell make the rounds of possible suspects: the anonymous writer who complained to the Iditarod committee about Jessie’s entrance in the race, the bad guys who’ve vowed revenge on Alex when he put them away, ...

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Sue Henry's imagination takes flight in this thrilling novel set against the awesome natural spectacle that is Alaska.

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