From the Inside Flap
"It was my pleasure. You are most welcome. I hope we will see much more of one another." John clasped Allan's hand and shook it.
The train puffed and squealed as it pulled into Curry. Allan grabbed his belongings and his hat and followed John onto the platform.
A massive two-story structure dominated his view. A couple of bay windows framed the lower level on either side of the canopy denoting the Curry Hotel Depot. The broad wooden platform stretched from one end of the hotel to the other and beyond.
"Dad!" A young lady with dark hair smiled and waved from the crowd.
John chuckled and turned to him. "That's my daughter. It's nice to have a welcoming party, isn't it? Let me know if you need anything. Just ask anyone at the hotel for John Ivanoff and they'll find me." He walked away and toward his daughter.
Everything seemed to stop. Allan felt his pulse pounding in his ears. Ivanoff? John Ivanoff?
The noise of the platform died away and the world blurred around him. Several moments passed before he could see straight. The engine behind him gave a huge huff.
Off in the distance, the dark-haired lady held on to John's elbow as they walked into the hotel.
But how could this be?
Had he really just spent the day with the man responsible for his father's death?
From the Back Cover
the Secrets the Mountain Holds From the Past
Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel near the foot of Mount McKinley--Denali as it's still called by the natives. John is the wilderness and exploration guide for the wealthy tourists while Cassidy works in the kitchen as Cook's assistant. The entire staff buzzes with excitement during the busy days preparing for the President's imminent visit. His historic trip to dedicate the new national park on his way to driving in the golden spike to officially complete the Alaska Railroad will be the beginning of a new era for all of them and place The Curry at the heart of Alaska.
Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice to the seasoned Alaska mountain guide, with hopes of discovering the truth about his father's death on the mountain years earlier. His father's business partner blames the guide for Henry Brennan's untimely death, but Allan cannot be at peace until he knows for sure. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.