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Fraterfamilias Paperback – December 1, 2010
In the Barren Ground
Rookie cop Tana Larsson must track a killer—but can she survive the wild and frozen dark? Learn More
About the Author
Paula R. Stiles is American, but has also lived in Cameroon, Scotland and Canada. Recently, she completed a PhD in Medieval History on the Knights Templar and has published fiction in places like Strange Horizons, Writers of the Future XXIV, Black Gate, Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction, and The Living Dead II.
Paula also maintains a Fraterfamilias Yahoo group called 'The Concrete Cave'.
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Dr. Alan Kedward was in disbelief as he and the world learned about the shooting of his only family member, shot by police as he was intercepted in JFK in New York, for multiple vicious murders in Paris. Paul Michel Farrell got off the plane and then waited for the police. Interpol was on its way, and yet as an officer began talking to Paul, he admitted to the killing, got up and walked towards the police while reaching in the back of his coat. Believing he was reaching for a gun, he was shot to death.
Alan headed directly to the airport, he needed to be there when Paul woke up, it was his only thought. As he reached the terminal, he passed an ambulance leaving. Knowing Paul was headed to the hospital, Alan stopped to complete a small errand. He is interrogated, but since he was not at the airport until after the murder, he was allowed to leave.
Dr. Kedward then called his assistant and asked her to meet him at the hospital with her van. He needed her help rescuing his "cousin" from the hospital; he believed that he would be the only one that could save him. As Bobby shows up, they find Paul, dead in a room in the hospital awaiting transport to the morgue. He assures her that Paul has a rare condition called catalepsy, a conditions somewhat like hibernation where the body shuts down with too much stress, and tries to convince her that Paul is not dead. Bobby does not believe but does not argue. They move the body to an old beat up hotel, out of the main stream, and it is here that Bobby leaves them.
All is not as it seems, as Alan begins to circle the room in salt to help keep the ghosts out.Read more ›
Like every e-book I've read recently, the editing could be better, but it could also be worse. Standards seem to be deteriorating everywhere; I'd fire most of the writers at the BBC these days. But I'll be looking for more from this team.