Out Of The Deep I Cry A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Julia Spencer-Fleming|
|It''s been more than 60 years since Jonathan Ketchem vanished. Now, the clinic physician who bears Ketchem''s name in Millers Kill, New York, is missing. Clare and Russ discover the doctor''s disappearance is linked to a bloody trail that goes back to the Prohibition era. Martin''s Press.|
From the Publisher:
A pivotal book in this award-winning series, and nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel?Out of the Deep I Cry is a triumph not to be missed.
|On April 1, 1930, Jonathan Ketchem's wife Jane walked from her house to the police department to ask for help in finding her husband. The men, worn out from a night of chasing bootleggers, did what they could. But no one ever saw Jonathan Ketchem again...||Now decades later, someone else is missing in Miller's Kill, NY. This time it's the physician of the clinic that bears the Ketchem name. Suspicion falls on a volatile single mother with a grudge against the doctor, but Reverend Clare Fergusson isn't convinced. As Clare and Russ investigate, they discover that the doctor's disappearance is linked to a bloody trail going all the way back to the hardscrabble Prohibition era. As they draw ever closer to the truth, their attraction for each other grows increasingly more difficult to resist. And their search threatens to uncover secrets that snake from one generation to the next-and to someone who's ready to kill.
The Jonathan Ketchum Free Clinic is facing difficult times. It's lost a major source of funding (the nearby St. Alban's Church, which needs to use the money for a new roof), and one of the locals is stridently objecting to the clinic's method of preserving vaccines. Therefore, it's not entirely surprising that the director, Dr. Allan Rouse, appears to have left town. But the church's minister, Rev. Claire Fergusson, and the local police chief, Russ Van Alstyne, find striking similarities between Dr. Rouse's disappearance and that of the clinic's namesake, Jonathan Ketchum, many years before. As the investigation progresses, so does the romance between Claire and Russ.