The stage is set for the big showdown. Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 17.
Chris slammed his snowmobile to a stop at the base of the stairs leading to Jamie’s apartment. Looking up, he saw the door standing wide open. Light spilled from the open door. He jumped from the still rumbling machine and sprang for the bottom step. Before he landed on the first step, he jerked to a stop. He looked down and saw a white gloved hand gripping his forearm. Chris turned his head, locking eyes with Sig Olson, commander of the North Pole Security Force. He pulled his face mask up to speak.
“What the hell Olson?” he growled, each word visible as puffs in the cold air. He hadn’t heard Olson’s machine come to a stop next to his.
“I know you’re worried about Ms. Winter, Chris,” the big man had pulled his mask up too. “But you need to let me do my job. We don’t know what’s waiting for us inside.” He nodded his head once at the open door at the top of the stairs. “I’ll go up and check it out first.”
Chris scowled but nodded knowing Sig was right. A sound from the left caught both men’s attention. Sig let go of Chris’s arm, and both of them turned in that direction. They stood tense, ready for whatever threat was coming.