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Posted December 9, 2008
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. <P>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. <P> 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. <P>Harriet Klausner
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Posted February 13, 2014
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.