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Absolute Zero by Chuck Logan

By Chuck Logan

Book Details:

ISBN: 0061031569
EAN: 9780061031564
ASIN: 0061031569
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: 2003-02-25
Number of Pages: 464
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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In the icy jaws of an early iciness, 3 big-city pros joined Phil dealer on a canoe journey throughout Minnesota's remotest lake. Nature's unforeseen fury battered and approximately killed them.

But it used to be guy who left one among them worse than useless . . .

Haunted ex-cop Phil dealer owes Hank Sommer his existence -- and now the rich author is in a coma, because of a "freak" mishap on a clinic working desk. dealer understands from tough adventure that injuries are usually not continuously what they look like. He suspects foul play, and he's now not approximately to permit Sommer fade out of this global so simply. however the path to solutions is twisted and lethal, winding round the comatose man's appealing spouse -- a former unique dancer -- and the hoop of risky males nonetheless surrounding her. And Broker's decided look for justice and fact is taking him to a gloomy and terrifying position the place he'll be pressured to struggle for his very survival at the coldest evening in Minnesota's heritage . . .

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Author Name: Chuck Logan

Author Description: Chuck Logan is an writer of crime drama and veteran of the Vietnam struggle, who lives together with his spouse and daughter in Stillwater, Minnesota.

He is healthier recognized for his sequence of novels that includes the nature Phil dealer, an ex-Minnesota police officer. Logan's novels contain Hunter's Moon, Absolute 0, Vapor path, Homefront, and After the Rain. Homefront is now an enormous movie starring James Franco and Jason Stratham.

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Should she flee from the world and retreat with Jerry into a convent? It wasn’t impos­ sible; she must always have been prepared to do that, but first she risked one last folly, the Michael Fish escapade. Or should she just swallow the contents of a container of sleeping pills, of the empty bot­ tle that Lieutenant Popov filmed in close-up on the bedside table by the headless corpse? Had her assailants attacked her body when she herself P O S S E S S I O N S was already gone? But who? And why? Or had she been sound asleep, unconscious, stupefied, incapable o f resistance, but aware, in the depths of her toxic slumber, of the aggressors’ hatred?

T h e years go by, and the sand, a vast and hopeless solitude, still relies only on itself. Until one day a friend o f no particular consequence offers to save you time by parking your car for you, or a neighbor you hardly know says, for no special reason, that she ’11 look after Je rry for a few hours. Then 48 P O S S E S S I O N S suddenly the sand sees that it has been piling up for ten years on a dead planet, w hile all the time, som ewhere else, close by, there w as another life that w as simple and possible.

In the end she heard he’d died of an overdose in some Indian ashram where he’d been living with an old mistress, whether ancient or former wasn’t clear. My friend had met this news with the indifference that had been typical o f her for I don’t know how long— a neutrality just tinged with arrogance. But this didn’t stop her making a confidante o f me whenever I was around. Indifference, whether true or assumed, lets a person speak o f what’s impossible as if it were nothing out o f the ordinary.

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