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.

Couldn't get through it

I almost stopped reading after the numerous run-on sentences on the first two pages. I tried to give this book a chance but couldn't read past chapter 5. It's too wordy and gives too many pointless details. I want to know about the characters, not Alaska's landscape. I may try to finish it at some point but when I find myself skimming through pages to get to dialogue, it's time to find a better book.

Loved it

I loved this book along with the others in this series.

Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
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  • 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

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