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 government occupation, his as soon as certain grip at the international round him. All that he can carry directly to is his attractive daughter Jay, a super pupil who has turn into a suffering unmarried mom. yet he sees that even Jay is beginning 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 series response of violence. Now iciness is bearing down on Minnesota. hope, guilt, and rage are swirling within the snow. And a heinous crime is set to steer 3 humans down a steep and unforgiving slope–into a realm of chilly, difficult truth.
Set in a chillingly barren milieu and invoking comparisons to Donald Westlake’s bestselling vintage The Ax, 14 levels under Zero is a gorgeous, provocative, and totally unforgettable event in mental suspense and American noir–fashioned from the warmth of normal lives.
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His shoulders had moved inward, caving his chest, and he began shaking his head as what had lain hidden inside the shed now tried to emerge. Cordy tried moving away and tripped, nearly touching one of the hoofprints burned into the dirt. The knife lay beside her. Friend, I don’t think she even saw it. Scarlett tried tilting her head away. She felt the witch’s arm squeezing her tighter and saw Alvaretta stand, so close that she could smell the stink on the old woman’s breath. A trail of blood poured from the gash on the side of her lip.
Branches flew and limbs cracked, a body shooting out from the moonlight. ” piercing the air. Scarlett jumped, nearly falling into the scrub, as Cordelia shot forward and grabbed Scarlett’s hands. ” Cordy said. Scarlett tried shrinking back. Cordelia wouldn’t let her. “I’m not kidding, Scarlett. ” “Hays’s knife. ” Cordy let go long enough to shove the sleeves of Scarlett’s sweater up. Scarlett yanked herself away and shook her head no. “I’m not kidding, Scarlett. ” Scarlett had backed so close to the mine that she could feel the cold wind whistling through the gaps between the boards, as though the mountain itself was breathing.
Scarlett led them to a bare spot midway between the mine and the clump of shrubs. She pointed at the ground. ” Naomi asked. No one answered. No one knew. At their feet lay dozens of tracks shaped in a horseshoe, near the shape of a circle, leading in a straight line from the bushes to the forest beyond. Spaced as wide as Hays was tall, meaning what had left them carried a stride of near six feet. But there’s more, friend. It was late April then, but the soil on that mountain was still hard as stone from the long winter.
14 Degrees Below Zero: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Quinton Skinner