After a party of hunters stumbles upon a desiccated human hand clutching an incredibly rare 'double eagle' gold coin, Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell is led to the broken remains of a World War II-era transport plane emerging from the face of a calving glacier.
Who was on the ill-fated flight? What were they doing? For some sixty years the glacier has held its secrets close.
Seventy-four-year-old Newenham matriarch Lydia Tompkins might have had the answers Campbell is looking for, but she's dead, murdered in her own home.
And she won't be the last to die as a once-buried secret returns to haunt the present.
'A darkly compelling view of life in the Alaskan bush, well laced with lots of gallows humor. Believable and always suspenseful. Who could ask for more?' Sharon Penman.
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'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. Outstanding' Washington Post.
'Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this' Booklist.
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