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A crash landing. A perilous storm.

And a killer on their trail.

Injured after a deadly explosion, officer Natasha Greene is determined to hunt down the bomb maker in the Alaskan wilderness with her K-9 partner. But when the small plane she charters crashes, Natasha becomes the fugitive’s target—with only pilot Ian Dalton as backup. Now to survive, she must evade armed killers and a treacherous storm…and trust a man who’s keeping a secret.

“…you’re in for a truly entertaining and thrilling adventure.” – Emerald Book Reviews on Surviving the Storm

“Buckle your seatbelts folks, because you’re in for a wild ride!” – Ever After Book Reviews on Shadow of Doubt

P.A. DePaul is one of those authors who you know you will love everything else she writes.” – ScarlettReader’s Reviews on Exchange of Fire

P.A. DePaul recently spent some time with The Big Thrill discussing her latest thriller, SURVIVING ALASKA.

Which took shape first: plot, character, or setting?

The setting came to me first. This story had to be set in the mountains with the hero and heroine unable to easily escape. I instantly thought of untamed wilds of Alaska.

P. A. DePaul

What attracts you to this book’s genre?

I love suspense. The more conflicts the hero and heroine have to defeat the better.
Adding romance to a story increases the conflict. Two people have to overcome (and want to overcome) personal struggles to fall in love. When these two elements are together, the story is deeper and richer.

What was the biggest challenge this book presented? What about the biggest opportunity?

I don’t live anywhere close to Alaska. So I had to rely on documentaries such as Life Below Zero and Flying Wild Alaska for guidance on the topography, vegetation, how to survive, and more. That said, I learned so much through this research and my setting is a lot richer for it.

Was there anything new you discovered, or surprised you, as you wrote this book?

The training and care law enforcement K-9’s receive is amazing. I am lucky enough to talk to a police department with a K-9 team and they’ve shared tips and answered all my questions.


P.A. DePaul has been published with Berkley, a Penguin Random House imprint, and Harlequin Books S.A. She’s lived in multiple states on the U.S. East Coast, but currently resides in a beautiful community just outside Philadelphia. She loves books and movies that are full of action, suspense, and romance. In her free time you can find her reading, working on a puzzle, winning game nights against her husband (sometimes), or whipping up something tasty in the kitchen.

To learn more about the author, please visit her website.