Former homicide investigator Hunter Rayne follows the white lines north on the Alaska Highway, but a truck breakdown forces him to take an unscheduled stop in Whitehorse, Yukon, where he started his career as a rookie cop. While his Freightliner is awaiting repairs, Hunter takes a side trip to bush Alaska where a chance meeting with a young Alaskan woman reawakens his interest in a baffling cold case. A reclusive trapper and his young girlfriend disappeared from a bloody cabin in 1972, leaving their sled dogs chained outside.
Riddles from the 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.
What readers are saying about Sundown on Top of the World and the Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries:
"Very good continuation of a strong series, and the best so far."
"I have read and enjoyed all of the Hunter Rayne series. This is the best one to date with more intriguing characters and lots of action ... I'd highly recommend any of R.E. Donald's books, especially this one."
"Hunter Rayne mysteries never let you down. Always well written, well edited and, most importantly, very well plotted. Read and savor."
"Excellent book, tight plot and well written. The characters are likable and the solution well hidden until the end ... I am hooked!"
"Another very satisfying read in the Hunter Rayne series. Hunter is a very introspective nuanced character, and the settings and plots are new and refreshing."