The Purification Ceremony

by Mark T. Sullivan | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0380790424 Global Overview for this book
Registered by NMReader of Herndon, Virginia USA on 2/21/2009
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Saturday, February 21, 2009
At a young age in the Maine woods, at the side of her father and great-uncle, a Micmac puoin, Diana Jackman learned to move freely in the wilderness, to sense a world invisible to most. A natural tracker from a long line of shamans, healers and hunters - an environmental software writer, estranged wife and mother - she has been taught by betrayal and loss to guard her feelings behind a wall of half-truths and silence. It has cost her many things: her family, her happiness, her peace. And it has brought her to a beautiful, frozen place of magic...and death. Eight hunters have gathered on a vast, isolated estate in northern British Columbia, to track record book white tail deer at the snow-covered confluence of the Sticks and the Dream rivers. Diana Jackman is among them - drawn by the hunt and the ancient Power of her father's people. But someone else is watching the hunting party - an insane and violent force of nature, hiding in the blinding whiteness of the Canadian winter. And now the hunters themselves have become the game. One by one, they are being stalked, slaughtered and gutted like the animals they, themselves, are stalking. The killer is quick, relentless, frighteningly efficient. For the first time in her life, Diana Jackman will know what it is to be prey - but she must fight the instinct to flee. To survive, she will have to rely on her father's teachings, and set out alone to hunt the hunter.


Journal Entry 2 by NMReader at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 21, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/22/2009 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 3 by Sweet-Pickle on Friday, March 20, 2009
I chose this from the Cozies box today. Pickledaughter said she will take it up if I don't care for it.

Journal Entry 4 by Sweet-Pickle on Tuesday, May 12, 2009
(Written by Trekwoman)

Sweet-Pickle appreciates all of the kindness and books that members of the BC community have shown and shared with her. In recent days, her interest in activities she used to love, such as reading and spending time with her family, has dwindled significantly.

Due to this, I have culled a lot of the books from her shelf and will be sharing them with others. The rest will be donated to our local libraries and service agencies/thrift shops.

Thank you, all.

Released 10 yrs ago (8/4/2009 UTC) at Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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[Box: In Mom-orial, Sweet-Pickle's Last Mysteries Bookbox]

Journal Entry 6 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Thursday, August 06, 2009
I've read one other book by this author ('Ghost Dance') and remember enjoying it quite a bit, so I'm removing this one from Trekwoman's Mom-orial Bookbox, as it sounds like a good read, as well.

Journal Entry 7 by Maurean at Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Monday, September 12, 2011
My second read of Sullivan's work...this was enjoyable, but forgettable. (I read "Ghost Dance" several years ago, apparently - based on my review at the time - I enjoyed that one as well, but I don't remember the story at all...) If I come across another by this author I'd read it, but I won't actively look for others.

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