Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow

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Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow

Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell, demoted and reassigned to the remote Bush town of Newenham, literally steps off the plane into a murder scene.  Newenham's eccentric — and often hair-trigger — residents complicate his search for the killer, as does the unexpected involvement of an old flame.
Stabenow, best known for her Kate Shugak mysteries, has created a compelling new protagonist in the form of  Liam Campbell.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 19, 2002 – Sgt. Liam Campbell's fourth outing (following 2000's Nothing Gold Can Stay) finds the Alaska state trooper exploring an old plane crash and a new murder in a story marked by Edgar winner Stabenow's superb depictions of the Alaskan landscape and its willful inhabitants. The discovery of a WWII era American army plane embedded in the face of a glacier raises a surprising number of questions. And the murder of a feisty, elderly matriarch leads to some surprising revelations about her active life. Having through a misstep in his career landed in the small fishing town of Newenham on the eastern edge of Bristol Bay, Campbell now has a chance to return to Anchorage, but he's not sure he wants to. For one thing, there's his unresolved relationship with pilot Wyanet "Wy" Chouinard, typical of the many intriguingly complex relationships with which the author has filled the plot. The bonds of love, blood ties and friendships play out in convincing and satisfying fashion. Stabenow also laces her story with Alaskan history, from the development spurred by WWII, including the upgrade of the Alaska Railroad and construction of the Alcan Highway, to the halcyon days and more recent decline of the fishing industries. Passionate about his work and perhaps more clear-headed about his professional life than his personal life, Campbell makes an engaging hero, one who bids fair to become as popular as Kate Shugak, the heroine of Stabenow's other, long-running series. FYI:The author's most recent Kate Shugak novel is A Fine and Bitter Snow (Forecasts, May 27).

Customer Reviews

Great Alaskan mystery

Characters are well developed and diverse. The mystery plot is strong, with a few twists and turns along the way, and the secondary romance plot brings some mystery of it's own. Hard to place in a genre - a little procedural, a little suspense, but with the time devoted to the love interest's career (insanely good pilot) that you'd expect from a cozy. Should appeal to a wide swath of the general mystery audience.

Fire and Ice

It was not a can't put it down book, but it held interest to find out what happened next. I did not like how it ended. There is a way to end a book in a series that does not feel so unfinished. This one just left it. I would like to know what happens in the next book but not enough to chance another ending like this one.

Too much profanity for me

Over all attention getting but could do without the profanity and mild porn scenes. Will be hesitant to get another one.

Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Dec 06, 2010
  • Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
  • Seller: Gere Donovan Press
  • Print Length: 264 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 1, Liam Campbell Series

Customer Ratings

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