Valena Walker is a master’s student headed to Antarctica to study glaciology with the venerable Dr. Emmett Vanderzee. Being on the ice is something Valena has dreamed about since she was a little girl. But when she arrives at McMurdo Station, she soon discovers that her beloved professor and mentor has been shipped out. Arrested. And charged with murder in the first degree.
What really happened to the newspaper reporter who dared to contradict Emmett’s research? Most believed that he died from exposure. But the evidence suggests a different story on a very, very cold case. Now Valena must brave the elements and chart a course among local scientists and McMurdo military personnel to clear Emmett’s name. But there are others who will go to terrifying lengths to stand in Valena’s way as she searches for the truth through a harsh and unfamiliar land…before it’s too late.
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“Crackles with energy…Andrews’s best so far.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“A satisfying combination of mystery, politics, science, and history in a land of stark beauty and ever-present danger.”—Kirkus Reviews
SARAH ANDREWS, a professional geologist and licensed pilot, is the recipient of four awards for her writing, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Journalism Award and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Shea Award. When not writing or teaching, she likes to draw with pastels plein-air in Northern California’s wine country, where she lives with her husband and son. Together they enjoy blue water sailing, skiing, and exploring the West in their 1965 Beechcraft Baron.
Visit her Web site at www.sarahandrews.net.
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