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Zero-Degree Murder
Search and Rescue Mystery
M.L. Rowland

January 7, 2014/ ISBN 9780425263662

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Gracie Kinkaid is a member of the Timber Creek Search and Rescue team. She’s home on for Thanksgiving when she receives a mandatory response alert. Once at headquarters, Ralph Hunter informs her that members of a film cast and crew are missing, including the film’s star, Rob Christian. Gracie and Steve Cashman, her colleague, are to search for them. Gracie and Steve begin their search at the Aspen Springs trail and, fortunately, locate Rob. The actor had fallen, suffering a sprained ankle and bloody gashes. He finally remembers seeing blood and swears that someone tried to kill him, . Gracie isn’t sure if he’s telling the truth, or has delusions as a result of the fall. Regardless, she and Steve keep him safe, hoping that additional rescuers will find the other missing crew members. But bad weather locks them on location, with no means of reaching the command base by radio.

And unbeknownst to them, Rob is right: a killer is on the loose.

Zero-Degree Murder is the first release in a new series that has all the qualities of a top rate, action-packed mystery with edge-of-your-seat suspense. And that’s where I stayed, from the first pages to the very last. The chapters are short, adding to the tension, and flip between the rescue team, the killer and a cast member who is running for her life.

Gracie is the star of the book. She’s excellent at her job and loves the natural world around her, feeling it spiritually renews her. Being a longer, she doesn’t quite know how to handle her close proximity to the sexy star Rob, which makes for some hilarious, delightful moments.

Zero-Degree Murder
has everything I love in a mystery: excellent plot, high-tension suspense, wonderful characters and even a touch of humor.

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2014