The year is 1955. Eisenhower is President. Al Kaline and the Dodgers still own Brooklyn. And Elvis is driving a truck. Up north in Alaska, the Cold War heats up fast when secrets are stolen from a Dew Line Radar Station. What the new priest, young Father Hardy, doesn’t know could kill him. A list that includes murderers, spies and survival at forty degrees below zero. He’sThe year is 1955. Eisenhower is President. Al Kaline and the Dodgers still own Brooklyn. And Elvis is driving a truck. Up north in Alaska, the Cold War heats up fast when secrets are stolen from a Dew Line Radar Station. What the new priest, young Father Hardy, doesn’t know could kill him. A list that includes murderers, spies and survival at forty degrees below zero. He’s an Episcopal priest, newly ordained and newly a widower. New to this remote Alaskan village, he’s helping the villagers and hiding a broken heart. But who helps him when a body is found and a young girl threatened–when he sees things he just can’t explain? Can he trust his new friends? Andy–an Athabascan Indian–dead-eye sniper in World War II Italy. And Evie. Is Hardy falling for her? Is she the murderer? In a land where any exposure is dangerous, indecent exposure kills....
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Indecent Exposure Reviews
This is an authentic Alaska story. Oh, maybe there are a few outlandish aspects but they are from the outlandish stories of the time.I appreciate how Jonathan pulls in lots of characters and sights from the Alaska Railbelt of the 1950s/60s. How do I know, because I was there and am just a few years younger than the author.Some of the interaction between Alaska Natives and whites may have been a bit more 1970s but I quibble. I had to laugh when the author introduced "The Teacherage", an apartment building that was on the lot behind my parent's home. I courted a teacher or two in those apartments when I returned to Nenana for a spell after college. We had nice get togethers but nothing happened to me like the priest experienced. Thank you, thank you for this delightful book and looking forward to the next.
From the first paragraph, I was totally captivated by this book and held hostage to the very last page.We find widower Father Hardy, an Episcopal Priest, living and doing God's work with the Athabascan people in the small town of Chandelar, Alaska. This fast-paced novel opens with Father Hardy being taken into the freezing wilderness by two men from town to collect the frozen body of dead man Frankie Slick, a small time hoodlum from Chandelar. As Father Hardy tries to figure out who killed Frankie Slick, he finds plenty of evidence that connects Frankie and his shady business dealings with many of the people in town as well as other more ominous characters all of whom have a reason to kill Frankie. And, to my surprise, Father Hardy is not only a priest, ministering to the townspeople, but also a well-rounded man who can handle himself in a fist fight and knows how to shoot a gun.Mr. Stratman has written a story that has mystery and international intrigue with characters who are not really what they seem to be.With descriptive phrasing such as ..."the insides of door hinges white with frost", and..."a million facets of icy diamonds set into the surface of the drifted snow", this reader was not only drawn into the icy cold of the Alaskan winter, but grateful not to be there.The surprise ending will leave you with the feeling that everything really is as it should be.This is a “must read” for those who enjoy adventure, intrigue, and mystery."
As an avid reader, I am also a merciless critic. So believe me when I say Jonathan Thomas Stratman has a real winner here. This book reads like a page burner...you will want to keep reading, burning through the pages as the plot thickens. The images he drops on you of this Alaskan town will stay with you long after you finish the last page. The plot reads as fine as they come, but the best part of this mystery belongs to the people who populate the pages. They will get inside your head like old friends. Good thing Mr. Stratman is working on a sequel. That always alleviates the pain brought on by turning the last page. I think if you are a mystery reader, or a reader of finely crafted plots you will be delighted with Indecent Exposure.
Great read!Story line hooked me right away and kept me guessing. The descriptions of life in a small Alaskan village were fascinating. Will definitely finish the series.
Can't wait to read the next in the series.I read this book in two very long evenings. This is an exciting, and beautify written story, with enough twists , turns, and surprises, to keep you guessing to the very end.The characters, and the dialogue, are unsurpassed.
Great book!! Lots of suspense!!