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Through the Evil Days

By Julia Spencer-Fleming

In Through the Evil Days, New York Times bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming raises the stakes for Russ and Clare, putting their new marriage, their unborn child, a missing teen, and their very own lives on the line.

On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire. The extent of the tragedy isn't known until the next day, when the charred remains of a man and woman are recovered—along with evidence showing they were shot execution style.

The last thing Russ needs are two potential homicides. He's struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood, and his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: a week ice-fishing at a remote Adirondack lake.

St. Alban's Church is still in turmoil over the Reverend Clare Fergusson's news that she's five and a half months pregnant—but only two and a half months married. Worried her post-deployment drinking and drug use may have damaged the baby, she awaits the outcome of the bishop's investigation into her "unpriestly" behavior: a scolding, censure, or permanent suspension.

Officer Hadley Knox is having a miserable January as well. Her on-again, off-again lover, Kevin Flynn, has seven days to weigh an offer from the Syracuse Police Department that might take him half a state away. And her ex-husband's in town—threatening to take custody of their kids unless Hadley pays him off with money she doesn't have.

When Hadley discovers that the dead couple fostered an eight-year-old girl who was a recent liver donee, the search for the killer takes on a new and terrible urgency. With no access to immunosuppressant drugs, transplant rejection will kill the girl in a matter of days.

 

As a deadly ice storm downs power lines and immobilizes roads, Russ and Clare search desperately for the truth about the missing child, but the hunters will become the hunted when they are trapped in the cabin beside the frozen lake and stalked through the snowbound woods by a killer.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780312606848


Format: Book
Author: Spencer-Fleming, Julia
Summary: "On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs. Currently he's struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood. And his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: a week in an ice-fishing cabin. The vestry of St. Alban's Church has called for the bishop to investigate Clare's 'unpriestly' pregnancy. She has one week to find out if she will be scolded, censured, or suspended from her duties. Officer Hadley Knox is having a miserable January as well. Her on-again-off-again lover, Kevin Flynn, has seven days to weigh an offer from the Syracuse Police Department that might take him half a state away. As the days and hours tick by, Russ and Clare fight personal and professional battles they've never encountered. In the course of this one tumultuous week the lives of the Millers-Kill residents readers have come to love and cherish change forever. Readers have waited years for this newest book and Julia Spencer-Fleming delivers with the exquisite skill and craftsmanship that have made her such a success"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Through the evil days / Julia Spencer-Fleming.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Fergusson, Clare (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Van Alstyne, Russ (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Missing persons -- Fiction Police chiefs -- Fiction Episcopalians -- Fiction Women clergy -- Fiction Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780312606848 (hardback) 0312606842 (hardback)
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Call Number: M Spencer-Fleming
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Bib Id: 461266

Format: Book
Author: Spencer-Fleming, Julia
Summary: When a raging fire quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping, expectant parents Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and the Reverend Clare Fergusson must deal with personal and professional issues they never before encountered.
Summary: "On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs. Currently he's struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood. And his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: a week in an ice-fishing cabin. The vestry of St. Alban's Church has called for the bishop to investigate Clare's 'unpriestly' pregnancy. She has one week to find out if she will be scolded, censured, or suspended from her duties. Officer Hadley Knox is having a miserable January as well. Her on-again-off-again lover, Kevin Flynn, has seven days to weigh an offer from the Syracuse Police Department that might take him half a state away. As the days and hours tick by, Russ and Clare fight personal and professional battles they've never encountered. In the course of this one tumultuous week the lives of the Millers-Kill residents readers have come to love and cherish change forever. Readers have waited years for this newest book and Julia Spencer-Fleming delivers with the exquisite skill and craftsmanship that have made her such a success"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Through the evil days / Julia Spencer-Fleming.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Description: 357 pages : map ; 25 cm
Series: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery ; [8]
Series: Spencer-Fleming, Julia. Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery ; 8.
Subjects: Fergusson, Clare (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Van Alstyne, Russ (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Missing persons -- Fiction
Subjects: Police chiefs -- Fiction
Subjects: Episcopalians -- Fiction
Subjects: Women clergy -- Fiction
Subjects: Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
LCCN: 2013025276
ISBN: 9780312606848 (hardback)
ISBN: 0312606842 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: M Spencer-Fleming