Monday, July 22, 2013

Spotlight on Alaska Books: Baxter Bog Interlude, by Arne Bue


Arvad Winstor slipped into his parka and gloves and left the safety
of his condo to wander about on one of the coldest nights of the year, seething and angry, not looking around. He went about two hundred yards before hearing through his hood an odd rumbling noise plainly loud enough to interrupt the fuming in his head, and he stopped, thinking the sound must have come from near the trees off the trail. Often he'd walked these snow trails taking in the northern lights, and often he'd visited here in the summers procuring environmental data for Kollarhond and Smith, the thankless bastards.  They should treat environmental analysts better, he thought, even if he was only grade one.

A lingering shape leisurely etched itself in among the branches, and after awhile in the lights and shadows shifting about Winstor could make out a thick neck and ...(Baxter Bog Interlude, by Arne L. Bue)

LifeData doesn't like field biologist Arvad Winstor looking into the company's secret experiment because they hope to sell altered microbes to corporations to use in cleaning oil spills on oceans and shorelines.  They claim the microbes harmless.  But when a moose is shot slurping the brains from a dog's crushed skull, Winstor believes the experiment has gone awry.  A body is found not far from his condo.  He forms a relationship with the rather unusually attractive Emily.  Together they seek an end.  A nonstop thriller about microbes, mosquitoes, moose, madness, and murder.

"Bue's ... strength is in his storytelling.. he writes good, suspenseful action scenes that keep his plot moving and the reader engaged."  Jan O'Meara, Homer News

"... an Extremely interesting book..."  Norma Goodman, The Norma Goodman Show

"...[Bue's]... plot ... overlaps and leads to an often meticulous ... piece of detective work." Don Pacis, Philippine News, San Francisco

"... a glimpse into the subconscious mind of author Arne L. Bue."  Debbie Briscoe, Chugiak-Eagle River Alaska Star

"Once I picked up this fast-moving mystery/adventure, I couldn't put it down..." Ted Leonard, North Pole Independent

A member of 49 Writers, Arne Bue is a lifelong Alaskan.  He writes near Baxter Bog in Anchorage, Alaska.

To acquire an autographed Trade Paperback version, very few left: email Arne Bue.  bue@gci.net
An electronic version may be acquired here: Smashwords

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1 comment:

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Cool post, good luck with your book Arne! :-)