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    Tekla Dennison Miller

ISBN: 9781934755013

Inevitable Sentences

by: Tekla Dennison Miller

Book 2 in the Chad Wilbank Series

Big Bay Point Lighthouse, on Michigan’s Lake Superior, has illuminated rocky shoals for more than a hundred years. Transformed into a safehouse, these days the stout old tower shelters women and children from emotional turbulence. Celeste Brookstone, as new owner and director of the safehouse, has found a satisfying life mission following the murder of her daughter, Pilar. Celeste is also taking full advantage of the proximity of the Lighthouse to the new man in her life, retired prison warden, Max Whitefeather. That the shelter is so close to Hawk Haven Prison, where Pilar’s murderer is serving a life sentence, seems immaterial to Celeste. After all, she has played a part in seeing Chad Wilbanks locked away in maximum security isolation.

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Tekla Dennison Miller is the author of two memoirs: The Warden Wore Pink, about her corrections career, specifically the warden of two prisons, a men’s maximum and a women’s multi-level outside Detroit, Michigan, and A Bowl of Cherries, about the suicide of her mother and Tekla’s subsequent life with her sister, the mother of two and an abused spouse. The sisters’ journey (New York to California) takes them from a tragedy filled life to one of victory.

Tekla also taught in riot-torn South Central Los Angeles and worked with mentally challenged enlisted men in Germany. Tekla is a national speaker on women’s issues and criminal justice reform. She has had several nonfiction articles published in these areas, even in Dog Fancy and Good Dog magazines. When she retired and before she started writing, Tekla had to learn to type and operate a computer. Tekla has appeared on National Public Radio and has been featured in many radio, newspaper and journal interviews. She was a technical consultant for a TV movie and series about a woman warden and for NBC’s news special about women prisoners. Tekla was among the women in law enforcement and criminal justice honored by the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2001 The Criminal Justice Women of Michigan again honored Tekla with the Josephine Davis Community Service Award. In May 2007 Tekla was the commencement speaker at Cazenovia College, NY and was awarded an honorary doctor of humane studies degree. She lives, snowshoes and hikes in Colorado with her husband and three adopted Golden Retrievers.
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Big Bay Point Lighthouse, on Michigan’s Lake Superior, has illuminated rocky shoals for more than a hundred years. Transformed into a safehouse, these days the stout old tower shelters women and children from emotional turbulence. Celeste Brookstone, as new owner and director of the safehouse, has found a satisfying life mission following the murder of her daughter, Pilar. Celeste is also taking full advantage of the proximity of the Lighthouse to the new man in her life, retired prison warden, Max Whitefeather. That the shelter is so close to Hawk Haven Prison, where Pilar’s murderer is serving a life sentence, seems immaterial to Celeste. After all, she has played a part in seeing Chad Wilbanks locked away in maximum security isolation.

Or is he? When Chad escapes with the help of his groupie, Lizzie Chatfield, and Priscilla, Lizzie’s best friend and a volunteer at the safehouse, he, too, is on a mission: settling the score with Celeste. Once Chad leaves the two women for dead he heads to the lighthouse.The worst November storm on record creates the perfect cover for Chad’s approach—but Celeste is better prepared than he expects.

What Celeste is not prepared for is a shocking truth in the form of a ghost from her past. Now it’s not only about saving her life, but saving her sanity.

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ISBN: 9781934755013
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2009
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"Terror never felt so cold. Tekla Dennison Miller deals the cards of suspense like a pro, pitting the vulnerability of a woman alone against the maniacal vengeance of an escaped killer, riding it in on one of the winter’s deadliest storms. I'll never look at the Upper Peninsula in quite the same way." ~ Darrell James, Award Winning Author of Body Count.

“Inevitable Sentences is the best book I’ve read in years and I read about a hundred books a year. So, yes, it is good. It moves fast, no wasted words setting up the scene. I have already recommended this book to several friends. Do yourself a favor and read it.” ~ Morgan Wyatt, Novelspot (May 2009)