Amos parked the patrol car near the airfield’s office and carried his bag and Sarah’s to the young man. “Lakat, this is our pilot, Bill Wright. Bill, this is my deputy, Sarah Lakat.”
Sarah held out her hand to the blonde-haired, blue-eyed pilot. “Nice to meet you.”
Bill acknowledged her and took their bags to store in a compartment of the plane. He waved them to the back. “There’s seats back there for passengers. You can strap yourselves in, and we’ll be off in five minutes.”
The seats proved to be little more than a cushioned metal frame bolted to the floor. Sarah and Amos found the ends of the safety belts that would hold them in the contraption. Finally, the craft started bumping along the grassy field. Sarah swallowed hard and closed her eyes. This was the first time she had flown, but she knew this was the fastest way to get to Sitka, so she didn’t tell Amos.
About ten minutes into the flight, Sarah heard, “Lakat, are you all right?”
She hesitated a moment. “Yes. Why do you ask?” She opened her eyes and peered at Amos.
Amos tugged at his mustache with an amused glint. “You’re as pale as death. Is this the first time you’ve flown?”
“Yes. But I can take it.”
Amos broke out into a grin. “Swell. I hope I don’t have nursemaid duty when we get to Sitka.”
She gave him an evil-eyed glare. “You won’t. Now, if you don’t mind, I’ll handle this myself.” She closed her eyes again and rested her head against the metal bulkhead just as the little plane gave a jerk. Amos snorted as she rubbed the bump on the back of her head. “Not a word, Sheriff.” She glared at him.
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Ilona Fridl is a transplanted Californian to the frozen tundra of Wisconsin where she lives with her husband, Mark. She took Journalism and Creative Writing in high school and college, but didn’t use it much because of a deep hatred of typewriters. In the ’90s, a purchase was made of a computer and she happily banged out short stories and articles for magazines. After a room full of rejects, she finally sold her first novel in 2005. She credits her success to classes at AllWriters in Waukesha, run by author, Kathie Giorgio, and her membership in Romance Writers of America, local chapter, WisRWA. And, of course, the loyal support of her family and friends. She has pages on Facebook and Goodreads.
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