Sandprints of Death
Publisher: IF Publishing (May 26, 2011)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.5 MB
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A Killer Stalks an Island Resort
Jim Young is banished to a desolate winter beach to rebuild his smashed feet and legs. His left eye and racing career vanished like the Sandprints of Death left in the sand by the waves with each turn of the tides.
His brother, Matt suffered a broken shoulder during the game before the playoffs that would have taken the Vikings to Super Bowl X. His life as a professional football player ends when his contract was not renewed.
Maud Tosh, a friend of their mother's, flees to the coast to escape the pressures of a lover and dispose of the ashes of an abusive husband.
Maud and Jim discover the body of a female guest of the hotel buried under the stairs leading to the beach.
Matt uncovers the garroted corpse of an FBI agent.
Their best recourse is to stay on the sidelines though Maud is searching for answers. Against their will they are drawn deep and deeper into the morass of murder. Though they know the investigation is the domain of the authorities.
Sheriff Thay Townsend's duty is to the hotel patrons and his family who own the hotel.
Have the brothers and Mrs. Tosh told him all they know about the victims?
Are they the catalyst that has brought death to his island home?
Will their questions unearth secrets both present and past that are best left buried in the shifting sands?
Will a killer cross their path while Sheriff Townsend is occupied battling the havoc wrought by a Nor'easter to the island?
Time is running out faster than the tidal surges that scourge the salt marshes as they race to expose a killer before their vacation ends in death.
Nash Black's cryptic descriptions in Sandprints of Death leap off the page to paint a stark picture of a barrier island's winter landscape where death is bent on closing all escapes.