An Iceberg's Gift

An Iceberg's Gift

by Donald F. Averill


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Twenty-year-old Arina Ivanov is not just a beautiful Russian woman, she is very smart. Her older brothers return from a day of ocean fishing in the western Arctic Ocean with a secret. If the secret is what they expect, they will be able to leave Russia and follow their dreams in the United States. But should they keep the secret from their parents?

A lie to Captain Dimitri, head of a Russian patrol boat, forces the young Ivanovs to confide in their parents. Eventually, seven people are involved in the plot to leave Eastern Russia and find refuge in Alaska, but they must solve many problems while maintaining secrecy.

Bush pilot Dan Newcomb (hero of Detour in Oregon) becomes involved with the Ivanovs’ escape, pulling a few strings, providing unexpected assistance to the Ivanov family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947938243
Publisher: Toplink Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

After reading and teaching from scientific textbooks and journals for about forty years, Dr. Averill decided, after retiring, to put his imagination to work writing fiction, both short stories and novels, but just as a hobby. But some of his readers encouraged him to publish, so he began to get more serious, and after eight books, he is still learning. He has favorite stories but doesn't know which the best is. Perhaps his best is yet to come.

A sight, a dream, or something he hears will sometimes be enough to give birth to a story. When stuck with a bout of writer's block, walking, or working on home renovations will lift the fog and cause him to rush to the computer to continue his tale, or occasionally start something new.

Growing up in a small community, attending large universities, and living in the Northwest, Midwest, and Southwest have provided many experiences which contribute to his story telling. Averill's stories contain adventure, mystery, a little romance, and most important, a happy ending.

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