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The Cold Road
The Cold Road Rick Wilber 0312866216 9780312866211 Cold . . . cold is all Melissa OMalley feels, growing up in the frigid expanses of rural Minnesota. The one thing keeping her warm is the obeah talent she has inherited from her i
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The Cold Road by Rick Wilber

Cold . . . cold is all Melissa OMalley feels, growing up in the frigid expanses of rural Minnesota. The one thing keeping her warm is the obeah talent she has inherited from her island mother, who mysteriously left when Melissa was only five. Bright, beautiful, athletic, and extremely talented, Melissa is raised by her father, Melchior, and discovers her obeah when her father brings home a deer carcass. Upon touching the deer, Melissa, in a moment of electric clarity, experiences the deers final moments before death. Melissas childhood has been happy. She excels in basketball as a teen, earning a chance to play basketball at the University of Minnesota. She also falls in love with Danny Finnegan, son of her dads friend, a local police detective. She and Danny dream of life together after she finishes college and he completes a stint in the Navy. Everything seems perfect until the news of Dannys combat death shocks the town. At Dannys funeral a last touch from Melissa shows her and Detective Finnegan Dannys final moments before his death. With nothing more holding her back, Melissa is drawn to the south, to college in Florida, where shell follow her bliss. Florida is everything Melissa dreams ofa warm, tropical home that slowly thaws the ice around her soul. She continues playing basketball and meets handsome, charming Bo Palmer. After graduation, Melissa becomes PR director of the Palmers resort on the beautiful island of Saint Kitts. But local newsman Stanley Edwards tells her of dark secrets that threaten the resort. Stanleys father disappeared many years ago, and shortly thereafter the Palmers resort became a success. Both Stanley and his mother, Miriam, an obeah woman who recognizes Melissas talent, fear for Melissa even as they think she could help uncover the truth behind their tragedy. As Melissa settles into her new home, she is drawn back north by her fathers news that someone is brutally killing women and their daughters in Minnesota. Detective Dan Finnegan and her father are stumped, and Dan knows Melissas talent might unlock the key to the crimes. Torn by conflicting feelingsfor Bo, for Stanley, and for her home in Minnesota, Melissa wants to help. But when she learns to trust her own instincts, will she survive her discovery of the horrible truth behind the deaths that shadow the past and threaten her future? This taut thriller goes to extremes, and its sizzling narrative excitement never lets up.

Author: Rick Wilber

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 400

Publisher: Forge Books

Publication Date: 2003-06-01

Our Price: $4.19

ISBN: 0312866216

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