Maelstrom

Maelstrom A shot is fired into the still night air and a young woman dies on Suicide Ridge A dangerous game has begun Over the course of one blistering hot week winds of change sweep through an isolated valle

  • Title: Maelstrom
  • Author: Francis Guenette
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A shot is fired into the still night air and a young woman dies on Suicide Ridge A dangerous game has begun Over the course of one blistering, hot week, winds of change sweep through an isolated valley in small town America Sheriff Bert Calder, with the help of Mayor Amos Thatcher, has held the town of Haddon under his thumb for twenty five years As things spin out ofA shot is fired into the still night air and a young woman dies on Suicide Ridge A dangerous game has begun Over the course of one blistering, hot week, winds of change sweep through an isolated valley in small town America Sheriff Bert Calder, with the help of Mayor Amos Thatcher, has held the town of Haddon under his thumb for twenty five years As things spin out of control, Calder works the angles, ensuring he can make the most of the upheaval that is to come Rafael Destino, facing his own mortality, races against time to gain control of the railroad a lifeline essential to the town s survival His goal to financially destroy Thatcher, the man he believes responsible for the death of his beloved sister His tool adopted son Myhetta But how far down the road of revenge will Rafael push the young man who owes him everything Myhetta is poised on the edge of controlling Destino Enterprises, the job he has been groomed for While money, power and influence are his to command, the past continues to torment him In a clash of powerful men, with fathers pitted against sons, no one will be left unscathed Maelstrom is a page turner that speeds along like a runaway train.

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    1. When Sheriff Bert Calder comes to tell Amos Tanner, the Mayor of Haddon, that Gracie Davison is dead, Amos’ wife Laura is eavesdropping on the conversation. She is sure her husband and the Sheriff have something to do with it. Laura knew Gracie from before she came to live in Haddon and is almost certain now who is responsible for all the bad things that happen in town. Her stepson Casey is running wild and Laura promises herself she’ll leave and take Casey with her. Casey experiences vision [...]

    2. Maelstrom: turbulence, tumult, turmoil, chaos, confusion, upheaval. A perfect title for this book, which is based on a concept from her mother, but given form and substance by the author. Ms. Guenette’s mother worked on Maelstrom off and on for most of her life, leaving a two thousand page manuscript when she died. When Ms. Guenette found it, she was determined to get it published, making it hers in the process of winnowing, rewriting, expanding characters and giving it life and shape.Maelstro [...]

    3. Francis Guenette is a superb author and with the help of her late mother has produced an epic story in Maelstrom.The story about how Maelstrom was written is a story in itself which the author tells us about at the end of the book. Briefly, Ms. Guenette’s mother had worked on Maelstrom for most of her life. When she passed away she left a 2,000 page manuscript and notes that mysteriously vanished. Many years later they were discovered, even though the first thirty pages were missing. Ms. Guene [...]

    4. “Maelstrom,” is a novel rich with multidimensional characters who grapple with the turbulence of power, evil, and control in the small town of Haddon, somewhere in North American. Fear controls everyone in this novel to some degree with a darkness that I found intriguing. This is one of those novels that sucks you into the whirlwind of events from page one onward! I literally could not put this book down. The characters got into my head!Sheriff Bert Calder is the consummate study of evil and [...]

    5. Maestrom reviewAs a fan of Francis Guenette’s Crater Lake series, I was interested to read this new book, a collaboration and edition of her late mother’s manuscript Maelstrom. Before purchase, I already knew from Guenette that it would be a very different novel, and of course wondered in what areas.The story, which has been outlined by other reviewers, takes place not on the Canadian West Coast but in some arid, desert-like part of the USA. I was never sure where, but thought maybe New Mexi [...]

    6. This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:Title: MaelstromAuthor: Francis GuenetteStar Rating: 4 StarsNumber of Readers: 16StatsEditing: 8/10Style: 8/10Content: 9/10Cover: 3/10Of the 16 readers:15 would read another book by this author.1 thought the cover was good or excellent.9 liked the title and thought it fitted the book.6 thought the pacing of the story was the best part.8 felt the writing style was the best part of the book; in particular, the [...]

    7. This book introduces you to a variety of complex characters: some rather harmless, some greedy and dangerous and some downright evil.With Maelstrom, Francis Guenette has created a thrilling suspense story with local flair. The story comprises a broad variety of believable and pretty complex characters, isolated locations, masterly woven situations and interesting interactions. I had a thrilling time reading Maelstrom - it is a very intriguing read. I was drawn into the story right away, thankful [...]

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