The McKenna family saga comes to a roaring finale as former troublemaker Reef joins his siblings in volunteering for the Iditarod search-and-rescue team. Surprised to see his childhood friend Kirra Jacobs on the team as well, he soon finds himself paired with her on a dangerous high-stakes rescue: Kirra’s uncle Frank, an experienced musher, has disappeared from the race course. But Frank is in more trouble than they first realize, and Reef and Kirra are forced to chase clues up and down the Alaskan coast and neutralize unknown foes, who are using Frank for their own destructive purposes. The pair’s harrowing adventures uncover old hurts and carve new spiritual paths. Reef and Kirra begin to see beyond past impressions of each other, and fans new and old will be cheering for love to win. The imposing Alaskan landscape, a powerful character in its own right, centers everything. Pettrey (Submerged) keeps the pages turning with a wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters, while deftly handling deep emotional and spiritual struggles. Series fans will relish—and mourn—the conclusion of the McKenna siblings’ adventures. Agency: Books & Such Literary Agency. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/08/2014 Release date: 02/01/2015 Genre: Fiction
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