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Broken Angels by Russell Heath Genre: Mystery

“Heath’s debut novel is gripping from the get-go.” -Kirkus Reviews“Alaska is almost a character all on its own: beautiful, unpredictable, violent, and unforgiving. Broken Angels is a compelling debut by a talented new writer.” -Elaine Ford, winner of the Michigan Literary Award. “This book was amazing, just as Burke brings New Orleans to life Heath puts Alaska into your soul.” -Judy Smrdel “Heath has tapped his intimate knowledge of Alaska, its people, its coastal communities and its interior uniqueness and crafted a character-rich, page-turning, murder mystery.” -An Alaskan She stares at her mother’s clumsy lettering on the envelope. Nine years. Nine years since she stepped over her mother’s drunken body and into a cold Alaska night running south, leaving her mother forever. How did she find me? She hesitates, knowing the letter inside will drag her home; back into the bleakness of a life with no exit. Kris Gabriel, Alaska Native, and fierce like a wolverine, returns to Alaska–to find her mother murdered. Guilty she abandoned her in life, Kris only knows to fight. Relentlessly, she tracks a trail of pain, of lost love, of lives ripped apart by the frozen north’s unyielding laws, never suspecting that she has far more at stake than just finding her mother’s killer. Broken Angels is a fast-paced Alaskan noir filled with richly drawn characters struggling to survive in a hostile country where there are no second chances. Goodreads * Amazon

In his teens, Russell Heath hitchhiked to Alaska and lived in a cabin on the banks of the Tanana River; in his twenties, he lived in Italy and then traveled overland across the Sahara, through the jungles and over the savannas of Africa and into southern Asia; in his thirties, he sailed alone around the world in a 25 foot wooden boat; in his forties, he wrote novels; and in his fifties he bicycled the spine of the Rockies from Alaska to Mexico. He’s worked on the Alaska Pipeline, as an environmental lobbyist in the Alaska Legislature, and run a storied environmental organization fighting to protect Alaska’s coastal rainforests. Several years ago, he moved to New York City to dig deep into leadership development and coaching. He now coaches business and non-profit leaders intent on making big things happen in the world. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

He turned from the window to the cabinet by the door. Underneath it, on the uncluttered little
table, lay a telephone book and the telephone unconnected to the rest of the world. He pushed
himself to his feet with the cane they had given him and hobbled, three-legged, to the cabinet. Its
knob was above his bowed head and he reached for it without looking up and pulled the door open.
The bottom shelf, level with his raised eyes, was empty. He reached his hand in, quivering, leaf-like,
and swept it across the unpainted wood. His pistol was gone.
Oh, Kris.

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  1. Darlene Owen says

    This book sounds fun, I would love to visit Alaska or take a cruise there.

  2. Susan Smith says

    Sounds great! I love mysteries.

  3. Sandy Klocinski says

    This book sounds awesome! Love mysteries.

  4. The cover has a lonely feel to it.

    • Hi Cynthia,

      Yes, there’s a loneliness to the story–She tries to come in from the cold, to the warmth of human contact…

      Let me know what you think.

  5. Jessica Hays says

    I love the wintery scene on the cover!

  6. Stephanie Liske says

    It’s beautiful winter.

  7. Steve Guth says

    I think the cover looks good.

  8. Christy Leonard says

    I love the cover, I’m anxious to read this , it sounds exciting

  9. Leah Shumack says

    That looks like my backyard – I love it!

  10. I love the cover. I love when trees provide a path and the winter scene

  11. The cover really makes you think!