Dead Whisper On, The - eBook  -     By: T.L. Hines
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Once a proud Butte, Montana, miner who daily risked her life setting explosives, she's now a garbage collector in her dying hometown. Her beloved father is dead and she does not speak with her mom. Canada Mac is alone. Longing for the past. Dreaming of making a difference...Until one night when her fathers voice speaks to her from the shadows. The dead, it seems, have messages they hunger to share with the world---warnings of impending disasters and grave danger...Of cities doomed to burn. But they need Canada's help.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781441208163
ISBN-13: 9781441208163
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Publisher's Description

Would You Run Into a Burning Building?

Candace "Canada Mac" MacHugh lives a ghost of her former life.

Once a proud Butte, Montana, miner who daily risked her life setting explosives, she's now a garbage collector in her dying hometown.

Her beloved father is dead and she doesn't speak with her mom.

Canada Mac is alone. Longing for the past. Dreaming of making a difference.

Until one night when her father's voice speaks to her from the shadows. The dead, it seems, have messages they hunger to share with the world--warnings of impending disasters and grave danger. Of cities doomed to burn.

But they need Canada's help.

Author Bio

T. L. HINES, author of the acclaimed Waking Lazarus, has been a professional writer for more than fifteen years, with articles appearing in publications as varied as Log Homes, Conservative Theological Journal, and Travel & Leisure. He is also Creative Director at Montana's largest advertising agency. He lives in Billings, Montana, with his wife and daughter.

Publisher's Weekly

A miner-turned-garbage collector is the refreshingly different protagonist of this sophomore horror outing by Hines (Waking Lazarus). Chubby redhead Candace "Canada Mac" MacHugh drives a '72 Dodge Charger, lives in a hand-me-down trailer full of junk in Butte, Montana, and hears the voice of her father who died 11 years ago. It turns out her dad wants her to join him and some mysterious shadows of the presumed dead in what seem to be do-good missions. As Canada begins her first mission working with the shadows, Hines uses multiple points of view to show a town where people are spontaneously combusting and discerning good from evil is surprisingly difficult. Hines writes with wry humor and imagination, although the plot elements don't always transition smoothly. Some of the scenes are creative and metaphorical (a dream about Old Faithful); others are less successful, as when Canada reunites a little girl with her father in the aftermath of a tornado. The spiritual themes are more of the "good vs. evil" variety than overtly Christian. As the story ends, the symbolic nature of the malady striking the inhabitants of Butte might have been more powerful if not so clearly explained. Although the novel frays a bit at the edges, in his best moments, Hines brings to mind W. G. Griffiths (Driven). Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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