It’s 1957, with Mitch Miller on the radio and Sputnik orbiting overhead. In this fourth Father Hardy outing, Hardy and his friends brave the drifting snow and deadly Arctic chill to search for a missing local woman. Can they find her in time? What Hardy reveals to the marshal about her, will shock you. There’s a prowler on the loose. Is he a murderer? Is he a stranger or,It’s 1957, with Mitch Miller on the radio and Sputnik orbiting overhead. In this fourth Father Hardy outing, Hardy and his friends brave the drifting snow and deadly Arctic chill to search for a missing local woman. Can they find her in time? What Hardy reveals to the marshal about her, will shock you. There’s a prowler on the loose. Is he a murderer? Is he a stranger or, God forbid, “one of us?” Can they catch him before he strikes again? And with the nearby Clear Station DEW Line facility a reality, scanning the skies for Soviet bombers and possible nuclear attack, can spies and saboteurs be far behind? Or are they already here? In the sub-Arctic half light of this remote Alaskan town, strange and deadly secrets and twisted passions will be revealed. In Chandalar, where everybody once knew everybody and relied on each other, who do they know now? With doors locking, shades pulling, people looking back over their shoulders, is Father Hardy, with Andy, Evie, and William, up to an international enemy? Or will they be blown away. Over at the Coffee Cup Café, with brightly-lit windows frosted, cigarette smoke gently rising, and the mooseburger sizzling, Rosie is right: It’s cookin’. ...
|Title||:||the old rugged double cross a father hardy alaska mystery book 4|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||430 Pages|
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the old rugged double cross a father hardy alaska mystery book 4 Reviews
Another five stars for Jonathan Thomas Stratman! He has created a 1950s village in the interior of Alaska filled with believable, likable, and slightly-flawed characters that I enjoy "hanging out" with.He really knows how to tell a story that makes you want to turn the page and find out what happens next.
“The Old Rugged (Double) Cross” marks a turn in the Father Hardy series in every respect. The beloved characters, the isolated town, and even the writing itself all find a marked change reflecting the paranoid days of the looming Cold-War. At once a spy novel, a murder mystery, and a frontier adventure tale, “Rugged (Double) Cross” crosses over into a hardboiled story with twists and dark underbellies galore. As familiar as I am with mystery genre standards, I found myself genuinely fooled twice, because even when I guessed right, there was still another surprise coming. The last sixty pages are unbelievable, and with their dark insight into humanity and the evil that lurks in the hearts of men, they mark “(Double) Cross” as a worthy contemporary of the noir worlds of Hammett and Chandler, but at -40 fahrenheit.
I was raised a few miles from this fictional village and would have been nearing my teens when the action takes place.What were we doing at the time;1. Worrying about Soviet spies due to the near by Detection site. This book has spies!2. Getting very cold. This book has 40 or 50 below zero!3. Being eaten by mosquitoes in the summer. Lots of mosquitoes!4. Hunting. There is moose hunting and wild goose for Christmas!5. Racial injustice. The Justice system is stacked against Native people!6. Guns. All the guns are familiar! I owned a few of them.7. Railroads. Who doesn't love railroads?8. Episcopalians. I'm an Episcopalian. Gram played the organ in our village, My sister is the Episcopal priest there today.