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Dead Ahead: A Jo Spence Mystery

by Jen Wright

For lesbian Probation Officer Jo Spence, spring in the northland means firing up her motorcycle and enjoying the speed and exhilaration of her favorite pastime. Though an unsettling dream warns of approaching death, she shakes off the premonition. Only after a stalker grows ever more bold and threatening does Jo understand the mounting danger to herself and to her lover Zoey.

Which unsavory character from Jo’s work life is responsible, and will she give up her career to save the life she loves with Zoey and her friends? Jo finds herself on a collision course with crisis in Dead Ahead.

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Dead Ahead: A Jo Spence Mystery

$14.95   © 2011
182 pages, paperback

Print edition: ISBN 978-0-9846570-0-1

Digital version: ISBN 978-0-9846570-1-8



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Dead Ahead won a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award in the category of Fiction. The judges said, "Dead Ahead is a nicely crafted, compelling page-turner. The author gives a realistic glimpse of probation processes as seen from a compassionate, caring protagonist. The suspense and mystery in the novel make it believable as well as a real thriller."

Dead Ahead was also a finalist in the category of Mystery/Thriller for a Golden Crown Literary Society Award.