Beyond Ice, Beyond Death [NOOK Book]

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Chicago homicide detective Nora Callum is, by her own description, cranky, moralistic, self-conscious, and a devoted single mother. She is also a very good cop, whose peg leg - the result of injuries sustained during a shoot-out - only adds to her determination to be first at any crime scene, and the most dogged member of her squad.
Nora's investigative talents are sorely tested when a body found frozen in the ice and snow of a typically pitiless Chicago winter turns out to be ...
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Beyond Ice, Beyond Death

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Overview

Chicago homicide detective Nora Callum is, by her own description, cranky, moralistic, self-conscious, and a devoted single mother. She is also a very good cop, whose peg leg - the result of injuries sustained during a shoot-out - only adds to her determination to be first at any crime scene, and the most dogged member of her squad.
Nora's investigative talents are sorely tested when a body found frozen in the ice and snow of a typically pitiless Chicago winter turns out to be that of Edward Boyes, a NASA scientist. The only identifying elements on the corpse are a watch and a signet ring, which make cryptic references to "The Golden Swan" and Phobos I."
Phobos is a space probe, a joint undertaking of the Russian and American governments. But something's gone drastically off-track: why else would Boyes be murdered, and his Russian lover confined to a prison cell? As Nora looks into Boyes's background, she is struck by the intensity of the lovers' devotion, as evidenced in letters and videotapes; it is in direct proportion to the loneliness of her own life.
Supported by her partner, Art Campbell, her daughter, Meg, and her good friend Paris Viveka, a call girl trying to go straight, Nora confronts the crisis of her career when the accidental shooting of a suspected drug kingpin leads to her suspension from the force, and she must continue the investigation into the death of Edward Boyes on her own.
This deeply involving novel is an excellent addition to a series the Chicago Sun Times called "exceptionally promising."
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Editorial Reviews

Milwaukee Journal - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
With his second novel featuring Chicago homicide detectice Nora Callum, author Thomas McCall has pulled off a coup of considerable proportions against tremendous odds.
UPI - United Press International
In this sense, her physical handicap becomes a metaphor for the handicap of being a woman in a mostly-male, partly-sexist police department...
Cleveland Plain Dealer
McCall's work nearly re-defines the police procedural, while presenting a gutsy, uncompromising heroine.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014529907
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/18/2012
  • Series: Nora Callum Mystery, #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 294
  • File size: 980 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas McCall was raised and lives in Chicago. Beyond Ice, Beyond Death is his second novel in the Nora Callum series. His short fiction has appeared in The Missouir Review and the Best of the Bellevue Literary Review.
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