Series: The Nature of Grace, Book One
Genre/Keywords: Contemporary Thriller/Mystery
Length: 315 pages
Extras: Blog Tour
Release date: November 2011
ebook ISBN: 978-0-9847991-0-7
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9847991-2-1
"This thrilling story is a dramatic entanglement of mystery, deception and teen romance. The action flows like a brisk mountain stream interspersed with rapids, holding suspense to last page." - Kirkus Reviews
Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her everything he knew about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival. When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, unlike everyone in her sleepy mountain town, she refuses to believe he’s dead.
One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from imminent danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. After a few run-ins with the town's police chief, her father's partner, and some new evidence, Grace travels deeper into the wilderness only to learn that her father's disappearance is not a mere coincidence.
Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to emerge from an epidemic that’s spreading like wild fire, threatening everything and everyone she’s ever loved.
Praise for Untraceable:
“Untraceable” will tug at and rip out your heart, yet cause you to fall in love with a new kind of hero who is vulnerable, unyielding in her convictions, and impossible to forget. S. R. Johannes has written the first book in what I hope will be a long running series." - Suspense Magazine
“Johannes has done a marvelous job of creating a suspense-filled mystery with surprises that keep you guessing all the way to the end. Untraceable is a thoroughly engrossing and riveting page-turner.” - IndieReader
"This story is action-packed and very funny in some parts. There is even a bit of young romance...There is a strong message of wildlife conservation, so it is somewhat educational in that aspect." - Readers Favorite
"Grace is a spunky, independent, nature girl who doesn't need a boy to save her. With wilderness survival, a juicy love triangle, and more twists and turns than a roller coaster, this fast-paced novel had me holding my breath until the very last page—and still begging for more!" - Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder and The Taking series (Harper Teen)