Nordic crime - American style "Hey, Manny here. I'm a cop in Duluth, Minnesota. Vacation paradise in the summer, but some of the longest, coldest winters in the USA, with more snow and ice in one blizzard than most people see in a lifetime. And we all know what happens to people during long, cold winters. They die. They commit suicide or start fights out of pure boredom or because they're depressed, worried that the sun will never return. Or they get killed. If you want to make sure the person you've killed won't be found, just drop them under the ice of Lake Superior. Not much ever floats up from its depths again. Well, except this one morning ..." When a dead woman is fished out of Lake Superior, Manny Jahnke is there to discover the baffling truth: The "woman" in the ice is biologically a man. Before he can learn more, the corpse sinks back into the water, pulling Manny's partner along with it. Both disappear under the ice, never to be seen again. Now Manny has a missing victim, a new partner he likes even less than the old one, and a case no one wants solved. Or so it seems. Manny grows obsessed with the "woman on ice" whose secrets prove to be as vast as the Great Lake itself - and whose enemies turn out to be powerful enough to keep those secrets hidden. Only one thing is certain: if Manny survives, he'll never be the same man again. Anthony Neil Smith is a Professor and the Chair of English at Southwest Minnesota State University. He is the author of various novels. Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, he now lives on the frozen prairie with his wife, two needy dogs, and two sneaky cats.
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Castle Danger - Woman on Ice based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The latest outing from Anthony Neil Smith, shows his readers that he has reached a whole new level. From an author that brought us The Drummer, Hogdogging. All The Young Warriors, and many others, Mr. Smith brings his A Game to this one. We're introduced to a new character, Manny, a bit confused, yet working on who and what he really is, trying to bring justice to a man/woman, who slipped under the ice of the frozen lake in Minn., dragging his latest partner down with him/her. Just when you think you know where this one is going, Mr. Smith throws the reader a couple of curve balls. Absolutely a killer read, and highly recommend this one!!