Fugitive Matt Lanier, unjustly accused of a violent crime, has been hiding in the northeastern Minnesota wilderness for nine months. The law wants him in jail. His enemies want him dead. He simply wants to survive the most brutal winter in decades.
After rescuing an injured trapper, Matt is forced to leave his primitive encampment. He undertakes a Herculean trek through a blizzard to Castle Danger, a small town on the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior. There he’s saved from near death by Allyson Clifford, a shrewd and beautiful restaurant owner with secrets of her own. Despite wanting to move on in order to evade his pursuers, Matt helps Allyson weather a business crisis as repayment for her benevolence.
Then Allyson’s estranged husband, Donnie Vossler, shows up intent on reclaiming their 8-year-old son, Josh. Caught in the middle of the custody battle, Matt learns about Allyson and Vossler’s criminal past life together and is torn between self-preservation and his growing feelings for Allyson and Josh.
Matt's recent past has left him with little hope for the future, so when Vossler resorts to sabotage, kidnapping, and attempted murder to capture his son, Matt's integrity, honor, and survival instincts are put to the ultimate test just as a hit man hired by his enemy closes in for the kill.
About Chris Norbury (Austin, Minnesota Author)
Chris Norbury is a freelance writer and novelist. He independently published his first novel, "Castle Danger," in April 2016. In June of 2017, "Castle Danger" was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion from indieBRAG.com. He is working on the prequel to "Castle Danger," whose working title is "Straight River." A sequel to "Castle Danger" is in the planning stages.
Chris has been a freelance writer since 2014. His areas of expertise include finance, investing, economics, politics, golf, wine, and current events. He is a contributing editor to brokerage-review.com, writes weekly op-ed articles for thinkingoutsidetheboxe.com, and has published wilderness canoeing essays in the "Boundary Waters Journal."
Chris is a long-time volunteer Big Brother and will dedicate a percentage of all sales of his novels to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. During golf season, Chris works on perfecting his golf game, an impossible dream but also a good excuse to get out of the office. He lives in southern Minnesota with his wife and golf clubs.