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Mortal Fire

Dunn, C. F. Paperback

First book in a new series from an author to watch Twenty-nine-year-old, independent, and self-assured Cambridge history professor Emma D'Eresby has one obsession in life: the curious journal of a seventeenth-century Englishman, a portion of which...+

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First book in a new series from an author to watch

Twenty-nine-year-old, independent, and self-assured Cambridge history professor Emma D'Eresby has one obsession in life: the curious journal of a seventeenth-century Englishman, a portion of which was left to her by her late grandfather.

When an unexpected opportunity to study the journal in its entirety presents itself, Emma finds herself leaving Cambridge to take up a year-long position at a prestigious university in Maine. Anticipating a quiet year of research, Emma quickly discovers her work impeded by a range of unforeseen complications. From the start, there is the well-intentioned matchmaking of her vivacious Russian colleague, Elena Smalova, and the unexpected jailing of one of her post-graduate students. More troublesome, however, are the unsolved, brutal night attacks on women near the university and Emma's suspicion that they might be linked to the sinister English professor, Kort Staahl. But, most diverting and disconcerting of all, is Emma's growing attraction to the strikingly handsome Dr. Matthew Lyons, whose kind but deliberately distant demeanor puzzles her.

Suspense and dread mount when Kort begins to take a persistent and unsettling interest in Emma. What are Kort's intentions, and what is he capable of? And the mystery surrounding Matthew only deepens when Emma discovers a link between him and the journal. What is Matthew trying to hide?

"An ominous sense of developing tension ... a most fluent writer."
--Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse

"Vivid prose which will hold a reader's attention to a riveting conclusion."
--Mel Starr, author of The Unquiet Bones

"A tense and accomplished debut novel blending romance with thriller."
--Fay Sampson, author of The Hunted Hare

"An impressive debut for a promising new writer. One to watch."
--Taylor Holden, author of The Sense of Paper


Publisher    KREGEL PUBLICATIONS
Format    Paperback
Language    English
Publication Date    07/12/2012
Abridged    No
Large Print    No
Pages    382
Width    5.4
Height    1.2
Length    8.6
Units    1
EAN    9780857212023
Author    Dunn, C. F.

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