Headwinds: seeking a murder forgotten
“Thoroughly enjoyed this book! The writing really brought to life the geography of BC’s coastal islands, and the gripping dramatic narrative made it hard to put down. Lots of intrigue, keeps you guessing as to where things are heading, definitely recommend this book, great story.”
Darwin Marsh, a commercial floatplane pilot on the west coast of Canada is no stranger to sudden, harrowing changes in offshore weather as he flies passengers and their belongings—including snarly, they won't bite you dogs—to logging camps, fishing resorts and exclusive retreats for the rich that have a toehold on the edge of wilderness.
Darwin didn't have an easy childhood. When he was still an infant, his pilot father died in a floatplane accident in Alaska and his mother turned to alcohol. Whether Darwin became a pilot to spite his mother or to bring himself closer to the father he never knew—doesn't matter. All he knows is that he loves meeting the challenge of flying where the continent converges with the Pacific Ocean in a crash of waves on rocky shores, deep fjords and thousands of green puzzle-shaped islands.
What he isn't prepared for is cold-case cops accusing him and his grandpa of being involved in a murder. At first Darwin scoffs, especially since the crime allegedly occurred when he was a kid, vacationing with his grandparents on a southern Gulf Island. It's only after he realizes that he has no memory of that summer is when the panic sets in. His job…his future is in jeopardy.
While the thrilling reality of scoring a job flying for a Hollywood movie occupies Darwin's days, his nights are a terrifying personal journey through repressed childhood memories as he seeks a murder forgotten from an island summer peopled by draft dodgers and dangerous loners—and he isn't sure he'll come out clean.
- Lillian M. Varcoe, December 2011
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