By Keith McCafferty
In the newest addition to this acclaimed sequence, PI Stranahan and Sheriff Ettinger reunite to enquire a tender girl’s death
It’s April, yet there’s nonetheless snow at the Montana mountains the day a member of the Madison River Liar and Fly stages membership reveals a Santa hat within the chimney of his rented cabin. With the flue clogged and desirous to make a fireplace, he climbs as much as the roof, merely to discover the physique of a teenage lady wedged into the chimney. whilst Sheriff Martha Ettinger and her crew arrive to extract the physique they establish the sufferer as Cinderella “Cindy” Huntingdon, a promising younger rodeo megastar, lacking considering that November.
used to be Cindy murdered? Or working for her life—and if that is so, from whom? Cindy’s mom, Etta, hires deepest detective Sean Stranahan to determine. Jasper Fey, the girl’s stepfather, believes relocating on is the single option to heal. yet Etta’s now not keen to permit it pass, and neither are Sean or Martha, who locate clues to the loss of life within the mysterious legends of the loopy Mountains. The fourth publication in McCafferty’s secret sequence includes a brisk, savvy plot and fascinating but real characters—perfect for lovers of C. J. field and Craig Johnson.
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In Delphi, in the mouth of Anthesterion, special sacrifices were offered to Apollo in gratitude for his safe delivery of the people's ancestors from the Deucalionic flood . We have already . seen that from the evidence of the socalled lake-dwellings the catastrophic effects of the rapidly rising water level of the lakes and rivers can easily be proved . " As the lake-dwellings suddenly stop at Lake Constance and the Swiss lakes the reason must be found in a far wider cause," says Paret. C . c. Paret assures us that the climatic catastrophes of that age were seen " in the right perspective by Plato .
Their crews leaped into the water, where most were killed, only a few reaching the coast . The reliefs at Medinet Habu have preserved for us touching scenes of the North people's heroic struggle . On one ship, crowded with fallen Northerners, a few men still continue the hopeless battle ; on another a Northern warrior supports a seriously wounded comrade with his right arm and raises a protecting shield with his left . On a third ship the Northerners, themselves threatened by death, are trying to save the wounded floating in the water.
The mast could be laid down, and carried on top a basketlike construction . All these constructional characteristics had until 'then not existed in the Mediterranean and were taken over by the Egyptians from the North people . Similar types of ships exist during the Bronze Age only on Nordic rock drawings . The Brandskogenship, for example, is a type of ship which is remarkably like those of the North people, apart from the sails, which are not shown . Herbig says of the ships of the North Sea people on the Egyptian reliefs that they at first remind one of Nordic ships and of the much later Viking dragon ships .