Dark Winter

Dark Winter

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by William Dietrich
     
 

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It's the six-month-long night at the South Pole. Howling wind. Killing cold. No possibility of evacuation. And among the tiny group of Pole workers who trust each other with their lives, at least one killer...Dark Winter is the third novel by NY Times bestselling author William Dietrich, and his darkest and most claustrophobic. Based on his own visit to the South Pole

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It's the six-month-long night at the South Pole. Howling wind. Killing cold. No possibility of evacuation. And among the tiny group of Pole workers who trust each other with their lives, at least one killer...Dark Winter is the third novel by NY Times bestselling author William Dietrich, and his darkest and most claustrophobic. Based on his own visit to the South Pole and intensive research, it tells the tale through the eyes of Jed Lewis, an Antarctic "newbie" sent to shed light on a small meteorite which, if from Mars, could be worth millions of dollars. When the meteorite disappears, Lewis is accused. When the killings begin, every piece of evidence points to him. He is only one ally, a young woman with her own doubts. And he's caught up in a psychological game in which the stakes are survival...or extinction.

Editorial Reviews

Seattle Times - Mary Ann Gwinn
Dark Winter is a thriller, but it's also a novel of ideas.
Salem Statesman-Journal - Dan Hays
Tightly constructed, fast, and very real...Dietrich isn't content to just tell a story, which he does very well, he wants to pull each of us into the story and makes us see and hear and feel what is going on.
Anacortes American - Nancy Walbeck
This newest work probes even deeper the perils of isolation and primal ambition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014544283
Publisher:
William Dietrich
Publication date:
04/19/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
525,034
File size:
320 KB

Meet the Author

William Dietrich is the author of 15 books, including the bestselling Ethan Gage series of Napoleonic adventures, and his work has been sold into 28 languages. As a journalist at the Seattle Times, he shared a Pulitzer for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and made two reporting expeditions to Antarctica. He's also taught as a university professor and written Northwest environmental histories. When visiting the Pole for Dark Winter, the temperature was 50 degrees below zero.

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Dark Winter 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
During the DARK WINTER that grips Antarctica every year, the Amundsen-Scott research center practically shuts down from outside activity. Sometime after astrophysicist Mickey Moss reports a meteorite found near the base, geologist Jed Lewis arrives to study the outer space rock. Not long after Jed's arrival the base 'closes' for the long freezing winter with twenty-six people remaining locked inside the center.

Mickey stuns Jed with the belief that the meteorite comes from Mars and consequently very valuable. However, just after Jed¿s arrival, murders begin to occur and someone steals the rock. The survivors conclude that the newcomer Jed is the killer, leaving it up to the geologist to turn amateur sleuth to prove his innocence.

DARK WINTER provides readers an insightful look at the ice covered continent with emphasis on the climate and the quality of life of the research team. The overall story line centers on an amateur sleuth trying to identity the real killer before the mob accosts him. However, the characters, including Jed, seem as cold as the weather described in the novel and the real culprit seems obvious. However, most readers will still enjoy William Dietrich¿s in depth look at Antarctica.

Harriet Klausner

humaneisfact More than 1 year ago
the ending is given away with almost 200 pages still left to read.Why go on.Poor decision by the author. There will be no twist with this give away...just stupidly gives away the ending/solves  the mystery a little over half way through.oh well..A side note,the characters are all creepy and devoid of warmth.I can see why they'd stay at the south pole.