14 Degrees Below Zero: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Quinton Skinner

By Quinton Skinner

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Fourteen levels under zero–cold sufficient to freeze the soul.

Lewis Ingraham is chilly. He’s misplaced his spouse to melanoma, his govt profession, his as soon as convinced grip at the global round him. All that he can carry directly to is his attractive daughter Jay, an excellent 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 while Lewis takes out his fury on Stephen, he ignites a series response of violence. Now wintry weather is bearing down on Minnesota. wish, 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, challenging truth.

Set in a chillingly barren milieu and invoking comparisons to Donald Westlake’s bestselling vintage The Ax, 14 levels less than Zero is a beautiful, provocative, and completely unforgettable adventure in mental suspense and American noir–fashioned from the warmth of standard lives.

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She replaced the phone and turned to see Simon in the doorway, a leash in one hand and a small head collar in the other. ” “Hmm. Oh, Hugh Cauldwell—he and his parents are here for a few days’ vacation in the state park. He wandered out of the house and into the forest this morning while they were sleeping. ” “No. ” “Because it’s Orcas. Anyway, he’s fine. ” “No. ” Simon gestured toward the three dogs, currently sprawled on the kitchen floor like corpses. ” “That’s right. Trained and certified.

I’ve got some extra leashes and collars, and you need some treats. ” She veered off the kitchen to the utility room, where collars and leashes and brushes hung neatly according to type and size, and various toys and treats sat organized on shelves. It made him think of a small pet boutique. She gave Jaws another glance as he squirmed in Simon’s arms and tried to gnaw on his master’s hand. ” She turned to the pup and, using her forefinger and thumb, gently closed his mouth. ” And keeping her eyes on the dog’s, she reached behind her, took a rawhide chew toy shaped like a bone.

She saw the pup through the window now. A Lab-retriever mix, she judged—and currently very busy. ” He spun around. ” As he made the dash, Fiona signaled her newly alerted dogs to stay and sauntered after him. The best way to get a gauge on the man, the dog and their current dynamic was to watch how he handled the situation. ” He wrenched open the door. ” The puppy, obviously unafraid, unrepentant, leaped into the man’s arms and slathered his face with eager kisses. “Cut it out. ” He held the puppy out at arm’s length, where it wagged and wriggled and yipped in delight.

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