They came out of the south late that morning on a black-and-silver Ski-doo LT. The driver had thick eyebrows and a thicker beard and a lush fur ruff around his hood, all rimmed with frost from the moisture of his breath.
He was a big man, made larger by parka, down bib overalls, fur mukluks and thick fur gauntlets. His teeeth were bared in a grin that was half-snarl. He looked like John Wayne ready to run the claim jumpers off his gold mine on that old White Mountain just a little southeast of Nome, if John Wayne had been outfitted by Eddie Bauer.
I haven’t started on this book as yet, so I literally switched my kindle on, copied down these first few lines, then left the book, so I have no idea where the lines will lead me.
They are definitely intriguing lines though, especially the comparison between the newcomer and John Wayne.
These people, just from their description, sound intimidating and menacing to me.
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, this Alaskan mystery is just calling to me to be read soon!
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