Crazy weather, crazy artists, organized crime, and digital wizardry all play a role in a murder mystery that could only happen in the Hamptons.
It’s the worst winter on record. Jackie Swaitkowski has made the transition from lackadaisical, pot-smoking real-estate lawyer to obsessive, pot-smoking criminal defense attorney. And now, not only are there blizzards to contend with, her ne’re-do-well client is headed for a first-degree murder rap.
The case pulls Jackie reluctantly back into her late husband’s extended, and famously outrageous, family. Complicating matters is a handsome journalist whose interest in Jackie exceeds the professional. Ice Cap marks the return of Jackie Swaitkowski, outlandish lawyer to the rich and criminal, by award-winning author Chris Knopf, who’s been praised by Publishers Weekly for his “hard-boiled dialogue worthy of Elmore Leonard or John D. MacDonald.”
"Whether Jackie or Sam takes the lead, Knopf’s ensemble mysteries are good entertainment."—Publishers Weekly
“Knopf has a knack for big opening scenes that set the tone for his danger-fraught plots and draw the reader into the dysfunctional world of Swaitkowski, who drinks too much, smokes pot, and attempts to evade too-close relationships.”—Library Journal
“[Knopf's] foremost achievement is putting damaged, cynical, determined, and, yes, romantic Jackie at center stage…. She’s sure to win your heart.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“[Knopf] tells a rollicking tale with lots of twists and turns, adding up to a great deal of enjoyment.”—The Washington Times
“Knopf has a touch I like---cool, careful, reflective---and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review