Harassed by an obsessive boyfriend, Alison Reade flees New York City and abandons an academic career to live with an aunt in a cabin on a remote stretch of the Hudson River in the Adirondack Mountains. She lands a job as a whitewater-rafting guide and falls into a summer romance with her charismatic boss. Life is good until she discovers that the Adirondacks are not the safe haven she thought they were.
This is a prequel to Michael Virtanen’s first novel, Within a Forest Dark, which won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s award for best fiction of 2007.
Michael Virtanen is a political reporter for the Associated Press. He also has written numerous articles about the Adirondacks. On one assignment, he got frostbite while skiing through the High Peaks Wilderness, but he has lost none of his zest for outdoor adventure.
Cover photo by Carl Heilman II. Design by Susan Bibeau.
Softcover, 160 pages, $14.95.
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