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The Big Empty

(2018)
(The sixth book in the Nathan Active Mysteries series)
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Police Chief Nathan Active investigates a plane crash out in Alaska's Big Empty - and what he finds there casts suspicion of murder on several locals in his small town of Chukchi.

Evie Kavoonah, a young mother-to-be, and her fiance, Dr. Todd Brenner, are on a flight over the Brooks Range when their bush plane runs out of gas and hits a ridge, instantly killing them both. Chukchi police chief Nathan Active doubts he'll find anything amiss when his close friend, Cowboy Decker, asks him to look into the possibility of foul play. Evie was like a daughter to Cowboy, who trained her to fly, and he insists there's no way his protegee made a fatal mistake that day. Nathan reluctantly plays along and discovers that Cowboy's instincts are correct - the malfunction that led to the crash was carefully planned, and several people in the village have motives for targeting the pair.

Meanwhile, Nathan's wife, Gracie, is pregnant, but so scarred by memories of domestic abuse that she isn't sure she should have the baby. Nathan must support her and their adopted daughter, Nita, while managing an increasingly complex and dangerous murder case.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Big Empty (A Nathan Active Mystery)
Author(s): Stan Jones, Patricia Watts
ISBN: 1-64129-002-1 / 978-1-64129-002-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Big Empty (A Nathan Active Mystery)
Author(s): Stan Jones
ISBN: 1-64129-094-3 / 978-1-64129-094-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Empty (A Nathan Active Mystery Book 6)
Author(s): Stan Jones, Patricia Watts
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU