Sanctuary Hill

Sanctuary Hill

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Baker & Taylor
South Carolina P.I. Bay Tanner becomes involved in two separate cases when she makes a gruesome discovery in a cooler floating near Hilton Head after a freak summer storm and is hired by a wealthy man to find his runaway wife, who turns up dead, following a trail that leads to a mysterious backwoods commune and its charismatic female leader. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Towering live oaks guard old secrets and powerful forces that even the spirited Bay Tanner can't control. . . .
A freak summer storm has Bay Tanner, sometime private investigator, cooped up with her ailing father at his antebellum mansion near Hilton Head. Desperate for a distraction, Bay recovers a cooler bobbing along on the incoming tide. What she discovers inside will plunge her into a world of ancient magic where the power of the "root" has held sway since the days of the slave row. Suddenly, mysterious people and strange incidents, including a near-fatal accident, force her to realize that she may have unleashed something she can neither understand nor escape.
Meanwhile, her investigation into the simple case of a runaway wife turns deadly. The police are eager to nail the wealthy, prominent husband for murder, but Bay's instincts tell her there's more to the story. Sheriff's Sergeant Red Tanner, her late husband's brother, warns her off the case, but Bay's never been good at taking orders. Soon she's working full-time to defend her client, who may not be as innocent as Bay would like to believe.
Time and again, every trail leads back to a mystical commune in the tangled backwoods of Beaufort County and to one of its leaders, a charismatic woman who believes in the real and malevolent power of the old ways. To find a killer, Bay must travel to the heart of this woman's world--and not everyone will escape the spell of Sanctuary Hill.


Holtzbrinck
Towering live oaks guard old secrets and powerful forces that even the spirited Bay Tanner can’t control. . . .
 
A freak summer storm has Bay Tanner, sometime private investigator, cooped up with her ailing father at his antebellum mansion near Hilton Head. Desperate for a distraction, Bay recovers a cooler bobbing along on the incoming tide. What she discovers inside will plunge her into a world of ancient magic where the power of the “root” has held sway since the days of the slave row. Suddenly, mysterious people and strange incidents, including a near-fatal accident, force her to realize that she may have unleashed something she can neither understand nor escape.
            Meanwhile, her investigation into the simple case of a runaway wife turns deadly. The police are eager to nail the wealthy, prominent husband for murder, but Bay’s instincts tell her there’s more to the story. Sheriff’s Sergeant Red Tanner, her late husband’s brother, warns her off the case, but Bay’s never been good at taking orders. Soon she’s working full-time to defend her client, who may not be as innocent as Bay would like to believe.
            Time and again, every trail leads back to a mystical commune in the tangled backwoods of Beaufort County and to one of its leaders, a charismatic woman who believes in the real and malevolent power of the old ways. To find a killer, Bay must travel to the heart of this woman’s world—and not everyone will escape the spell of Sanctuary Hill.


Blackwell North Amer
A freak summer storm has Bay Tanner, sometime private investigator, cooped up with her ailing father at his antebellum mansion near Hilton Head. Desperate for a distraction, Bay recovers a cooler bobbing along on the incoming tide. What she discovers inside will plunge her into a world of ancient magic where the power of the "root" has held sway since the days of the slave row. Suddenly, mysterious people and strange incidents, including a near-fatal accident, force her to realize that she may have unleashed something she can neither understand nor escape.
Meanwhile, her investigation into the simple case of a runaway wife turns deadly. The police are eager to nail the wealthy, prominent husband for murder, but Bay's instincts tell her there's more to the story. Sheriff's Sergeant Red Tanner, her late husband's brother, warns her off the case, but Bay's never been good at taking orders. Soon she's working full-time to defend her client, who may not be as innocent as Bay would like to believe.
Time and again, every trail leads back to a mystical commune in the tangled backwoods of Beaufort County and to one of its leaders, a charismatic woman who believes in the real and malevolent power of the old ways. To find a killer, Bay must travel to the heart of this woman's world - and not everyone will escape the spell of Sanctuary Hill.

Baker
& Taylor

South Carolina P.I. Bay Tanner becomes involved in two separate cases when she makes a gruesome discovery in a cooler floating near Hilton Head after a freak summer storm, and is hired by a wealthy man to find his runaway wife, who turns up dead.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312362096
0312362099
Branch Call Number: Mystery Wal
Characteristics: viii, 309 p. ; 22 cm

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