Outside the Line: A Peter Ellis Mystery

Outside the Line: A Peter Ellis Mystery

by Christian Petersen
     
 

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Peter Ellis, a rookie probation officer in interior British Columbia, is saddled with a new client: former NHL player Todd Nolin. The victim is Todd's wife, Marina Faro, who has been badly beaten and feels her estranged husband is bent on killing her. Now Peter must grapple with keeping Marina safe reining in his own attraction to her.See more details below

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Peter Ellis, a rookie probation officer in interior British Columbia, is saddled with a new client: former NHL player Todd Nolin. The victim is Todd's wife, Marina Faro, who has been badly beaten and feels her estranged husband is bent on killing her. Now Peter must grapple with keeping Marina safe reining in his own attraction to her.

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A well-drawn, appealing protagonist helps offset the lack of tension and suspense in Petersen's first novel. Peter Ellis, a British Columbia probation officer, takes on a celebrity client, former hockey star Todd Nolin, who's been arrested for spousal abuse. That Nolin has come down in the world-he's now the assistant manager of a sports store-hasn't tempered his arrogance. Since Nolin's bail order prohibits him from going near the condo he once shared with his wife, Marina Faro, Ellis offers to pick up some clothes for Nolin from his former home. After meeting the lovely Marina, Ellis begins inventing excuses to see her. The smitten Ellis makes a number of bad choices that lead to a predictable finale orchestrated by Nolin, a stereotypical domestic bully. Petersen, a probation officer himself, is also the author of a story collection, Let the Day Perish(1999). (Mar.)

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The CASTLE STREET mystery series continues to impress, with another great mystery thriller. Set in British Columbia, Peter Ellis is a probation officer, whose life seems static. When a former hockey player is his next client, life is far from easy. The player's wife has been badly beaten, and she swears her husband committed the crime. Peter struggles with the fact, and his attraction to the wife, causing some interesting moments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554885886
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
03/09/2009
Series:
A Peter Ellis Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
449,166
File size:
2 MB

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