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The Four Corners of the Sky    by Michael Malone order for
Four Corners of the Sky
by Michael Malone
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Sourcebooks, 2009 (2009)

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* *   Reviewed by Joan Burton

Annie Peregrine is on her way home to Emerald, North Carolina. She is a successful Navy jet pilot, working out of Annapolis. She lives for the thrill of speed and enjoys teaching new recruits.

When Annie was seven her father left her on the family farm, Pilgram's Rest, to be raised by her lesbian Aunt Sam, and her good friend and boarder, Dr. Clark Goode. Jack Peregrine is a con artist always on the move and telling one lie after another. Annie was raised with love and stability but she craved excitement. At a young age she learned to fly her father's single engine plane, King of the Sky, that was left at the farm. This led her into the Navy doing a job she loves.

Now at home celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday, Annie gets a call from her father. He tells her he is dying and wants Annie to do one thing for him. Jack wants Annie to fly King of the Sky to St. Louis and meet him there. He has told Annie of a gold encrusted statue, Queen of the Sea, that he must return to Cuba. Reluctantly, Annie agrees, but only if he will do one thing for her. Tell her the name of her mother.

Annie heads to St.Louis despite her Aunt Sam's advice and is taken on a wild goose chase, always one step behind her elusive father. He leads her from St. Louis to Miami, and then on to Cuba. Along the way Annie meets shady characters as well as Miami PD Vice Detective Hart, who is also after Jack. Annie and Detective Hart connect on many different levels and together they try to figure out what Jack is trying to cover up.

The Four Corners of the Sky is a story, filled with adventure, love and family secrets, and starring larger than life characters. It is a very satisfying read.

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