By Quinton Skinner
Fourteen levels under zero–cold sufficient to freeze the soul.
Lewis Ingraham is chilly. He’s misplaced his spouse to melanoma, his govt occupation, his as soon as convinced grip at the global round him. All that he can carry directly to is his attractive daughter Jay, a super scholar who has develop into a suffering unmarried mom. yet he sees that even Jay is commencing to slip clear of him, in want of Stephen, her self-important boyfriend. This time Lewis goes to struggle back.
But whilst Lewis takes out his fury on Stephen, he ignites a sequence response of violence. Now iciness is bearing down on Minnesota. wish, guilt, and rage are swirling within the snow. And a heinous crime is ready to guide 3 humans down a steep and unforgiving slope–into a realm of chilly, not easy truth.
Set in a chillingly barren milieu and invoking comparisons to Donald Westlake’s bestselling vintage The Ax, 14 levels under Zero is a beautiful, provocative, and completely unforgettable event in mental suspense and American noir–fashioned from the warmth of normal lives.
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The man exclaimed, looking wildly about him and apparently not seeing her standing in the archway. "Where is everybody? " Two servants, one of them the butler, appeared at a run from the direction of the back stairs and Nancy stepped forward. But she stopped again as another man strode in through the open doors, a tall man wearing a long dark cloak and no hat. He was carrying the slight and motionless form of a woman. " Nancy cried and she rushed forward again. He looked at her, his face harsh and pale.
And Martin? Martin would be frantic. And he would be searching. He would leave no stone unturned in England to find out her whereabouts. There was comfort in the thought. Martin would find her. And how was Christina reacting? Had she been told the truth? Or would they have invented some story to explain Elizabeth's failure to appear in the church and her failure to appear afterward? Christina, she thought, and she closed her eyes and swallowed several times. She would not cry. Nothing could make her cry.
She asked him at last. " "You must wait for your answers, Elizabeth," he said. "We are going to have a confrontation at long last. " He said no more but merely stared at her, his eyes intent, his lips compressed. And she felt all the old fear robbing her of breath, though the fear then had been occasioned by the fact that she was eighteen years old and he had appeared splendidly handsome and mysterious to her and she had been afraid that she would never be able to pierce his reserve and touch his heart.