A 2016 Whistler Independent Book Award finalist.
Former homicide investigator Hunter Rayne follows the white lines northward on the Alaska Highway, but a truck breakdown forces him to take an unscheduled stop in Whitehorse, Yukon, where he had been stationed as a rookie cop. While his Freightliner is awaiting repairs, Hunter and fellow driver, Dan (Sorry) Sorenson, kill time with a side trip to bush Alaska where a chance meeting with a young Alaskan woman awakens his interest in a baffling cold case. A reclusive trapper and his young girlfriend disappeared from a bloody cabin 25 years before, leaving their sled dogs chained outside.
Reawakened memories of his past coupled with a recent murder find Hunter back in investigative mode with the blessings of Whitehorse RCMP boss Bartholomew Sam, son of a shaman and Hunter's old friend. He finds himself searching the banks of the mighty Yukon River for a tough old bush woman who may hold the key to more than one bloody death. It's a vivid reminder that the breathtaking beauty of the northern wilderness camouflages its brutal indifference to human life.
This is the fourth novel in the Highway Mysteries series of character-driven traditional mysteries in a uniquely North American setting.
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Sundown On Top of the World
I sure enjoyed reading the book. I lived in Alaska for 43 years, went to Dawson City a few times and drove the Alcan more times then I wanted. However seeing the wildlife along the highway was awesome. The story held my interest through the whole book. There are a lot of people who come to the Alaska and Yukon frontiers who are running from the past. Great book.
Sundown on Top of the World
Such a satisfying read! I think I fell in love with Hunter, the central character. His deep need to solve a 25 years old cold case file left from his rookie year as a RCMP, resulted in a series of coincidences that never felt unlikely. Good character development throughout the story.
After reading the book, I have a desire to travel and see Alaska for its beauty and the interesting people who live there.
I definitely recommend this book!
Sun Down On Top Of The World
Really great reading!!!!!