On Her Trail

On Her Trail

by Marcelle Dube
     
 

After five years of covering seedy Eastern European politics, Laura Thorsen returns to Canada only to run afoul of the mob. When they try to kill her over an explosive exposé, she flees to her secluded childhood home in the Yukon. Little does she know that her estranged mother is also being haunted—by the ghosts of her dead husband and a former lover who

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Overview

After five years of covering seedy Eastern European politics, Laura Thorsen returns to Canada only to run afoul of the mob. When they try to kill her over an explosive exposé, she flees to her secluded childhood home in the Yukon. Little does she know that her estranged mother is also being haunted—by the ghosts of her dead husband and a former lover who disappeared thirty-four years ago.

Their nearest neighbor, Mack Hawkins, is drawn into the action when mobsters track Laura down. Despite her protests, he insists on his own brand of personal protection, and desire soon sparks between them. But in this race for time, will Laura be able to evade those who want her dead and mend her relationship with her mother before it's too late?

45,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426890284
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
407 KB

Read an Excerpt

Fay Thorsen sat on the log bench at the top of the cliff and tried not to think about ghosts.

The sky was September blue, the hardened blue that came with cold mornings and warm afternoons. Wisps of clouds traveled high and fast, heading south. Soon the swans would follow, beating their powerful wings, gliding just below the top of the cliff. Their haunting cries would fade like dreams in the night as they followed the river to warmth.

Closing her eyes, Fay tilted her face upward. The sun was still warm, though every day it grew colder and more distant.

The Yukon River thundered below, but she was too far from the edge of the cliff to see the water. She opened her eyes and turned her head slightly, and there was the river in the distance, a shimmering ribbon of glory twisting between palisades of earth and rock.

Without moving her head, she shifted her gaze to the trees at the top of the cliff. Yes, there he was. Sawyer Leduc, standing in her woods, looking as young as the last time she had seen him thirty-four years ago, before he disappeared.

And at the other end of Fay's bench, as insubstantial as the ghost in the trees, sat James—husband, friend and punishment—dead now for three long months, but looking as he had all those years ago, when they were all young, and life was so complicated.

Fay breathed deeply of the scent of sweet clover carried on the wind.

She might as well appreciate the last of the fall before she lost her mind entirely.

Meet the Author

Marcelle Dubé grew up near Montreal. After trying out a number of different provinces—not to mention Belgium—she settled in the Yukon, which isn't a province at all and where the bears outnumber the people. Undaunted, she started her family and now has two beautiful daughters. Her short fiction has appeared in On Spec magazine; Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science; Open Space: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction; and Challenging Destiny, Issue 25. Polaris received the 2007 Canadian Science in Society Book Award and was a finalist for the Aurora Award, Canada's readers' choice award for science fiction and fantasy. On Her Trail is her first novel.

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