Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell, demoted and reassigned to the remote bush town of Newenham, literally steps off the plane into a murder scene. Dealing with death is never simple, but when the woman leaning over the body proves to be Liam's old flame, it’s evident that his new job is about to become much more complicated.

From Newenham’s cast of eccentric—and sometimes hair-trigger—residents, to the intricate ballet of fishing boats ...
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Overview

Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell, demoted and reassigned to the remote bush town of Newenham, literally steps off the plane into a murder scene. Dealing with death is never simple, but when the woman leaning over the body proves to be Liam's old flame, it’s evident that his new job is about to become much more complicated.

From Newenham’s cast of eccentric—and sometimes hair-trigger—residents, to the intricate ballet of fishing boats rushing against time to catch their limit, Stabenow captures the contagious spirit of melancholy madness that pervades America’s last frontier. Of course, small town tensions tend to simmer just beneath the surface, and murder, once done, has a tendency to happen again...

New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner Dana Stabenow, a life-long Alaskan, is best known for her Kate Shugak mysteries. She has created a compelling new protagonist in State Trooper Liam Campbell.
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Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe - Robin Winks
Alaska always allows for peculiar people, and Dana Stabenow mixes straight detection with humor in all her books, of which Fire and Ice is, to my eye, her best.
Washington Times - Judith Kreiner
Dana Stabenow, valued above silver ... introduces Sgt. Liam Campbell, state trooper, in Fire and Ice. [Campbell] is barely off the commuter plane bringing him to his new assignment when he walks right into his first case, a pilot killed by the propeller of his plane. And standing next to the body is the woman Campbell loves passionately but cannot pursue. The shaman who teaches tai chi, the raven and the lusty barkeep are just icing on a very rich cake. Please, Miss Stabenow, give us more...
Dallas Morning News - Laurie Trimble
In Liam Campbell, [Stabenow] has put together a character featuring the best of police procedure, intuition and charisma ... the Alaskan setting is one of the most powerful characters ... [Stabenow] obviously loves the Alaska wilderness and portrays it vividly through evocative writing and intelligent plotting. She creates intensely believable characters who work within their setting in logical and reasonable ways.
Laurie Trimble
In Liam Campbell, [Stabenow] has put together a character featuring the best of police procedure, intuition and charisma ... the Alaskan setting is one of the most powerful characters ... [Stabenow] obviously loves the Alaska wilderness and portrays it vividly through evocative writing and intelligent plotting. She creates intensely believable characters who work within their setting in logical and reasonable ways.
Robin Winks
Alaska always allows for peculiar people, and Dana Stabenow mixes straight detection with humor in all her books, of which Fire and Ice is, to my eye, her best.
Judith Kreiner
Dana Stabenow, valued above silver ... introduces Sgt. Liam Campbell, state trooper, in Fire and Ice. [Campbell] is barely off the commuter plane bringing him to his new assignment when he walks right into his first case, a pilot killed by the propeller of his plane. And standing next to the body is the woman Campbell loves passionately but cannot pursue. The shaman who teaches tai chi, the raven and the lusty barkeep are just icing on a very rich cake. Please, Miss Stabenow, give us more...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936666010
  • Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
  • Publication date: 12/22/2010
  • Series: Liam Campbell Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 22,741
  • File size: 797 KB

Meet the Author

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and after having a grand old time working in the Prudhoe Bay oilfields on the North Slope of Alaska, making an obscene amount of money and going to Hawaii a lot, found it in writing.

Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar award; her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list; her twenty-eighth novel and nineteenth Kate Shugak novel, Restless in the Grave was published in February 2012. It features Liam Campbell as well.

Find her on the web at www.stabenow.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Cursing a put off.

    Language was a put off for me on this book. Not a fan of a book that constantly uses the Lord's name in vain. Also wonder if this author is atheist. Not a bad story but won't purchase another.

    17 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Great Author got me hooked

    The very first book I found by chance by this author. Got me hooked and now I"m looking for everything from this author. Puts you right in the story and keeps you turning the pages in suspence. Wish all books by this author would be formated for the nook book.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    Very enjoyable

    This was a great read, good charecter development and the writer has an interesting way of weaving salient past events into the story. A whodunit with a surprise ending. Have fun!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    Highly Recommended - Dana Stabenow books

    I'm cheap! I've tried a few new authors now that I have a Nook simply because their books are inexpensive and sound interesting. That's how I've come to know this author and her Kate Shugak books. It seemed a no-brainer to try her other series. Dana's books are filled with all sorts of quirky characters. This one is no exception. She grew up in Alaska and has an insider's knowledge of that environment and the people who live there. Those insights are instructive and entertaining. You almost forget about the who-done-it. These aren't overly long tomes. They are well paced and hold one's interest. Great read at a great price.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    positive

    I love discovering new writers who can convey a story in a waythat is creative and unpredictable. I thought the writing was very intelligent and the characters were compelling. Highly recommended.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Very entertaining!

    Great characters, good back story. Great read overall! Looking forward to second book in the series!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    Liam Campbell is a new character for Stabenow. I like him! The setting in Alaska adds information about a place I've never been to.
    I have already read the next 3 books in the series and am looking foreward to continuing with #5, to see what happens next.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Absolutely uncalled for

    The vast amount of crude, obscene language and lurid sex is totally unnecessary. The story could certainly be conveyed without it. Was unable to completely finish the book because of the offensive language.
    J. Marschall

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2012

    I started with Stabenow's Kate Shugak series and then found this

    I started with Stabenow's Kate Shugak series and then found this series. They're both great. Liam is a man who finds himself at the bottom of life's dung heap. For the past three years it's been heaped and heaped, some of it his doing some of it out of his control. Tragedy twofold, love lost and a demotion that sends him to the Alaskan bush is our introduction to this character. Throughout the book he is able to keep a sense of humor, show unending patience (except w/Wy) and do his job well. This series moves a little faster than the Kate Shugak series, but they both deal w/life in the Alaskan bush. If your not interested in learning about Alaska's wilderness, its people and fishing/hunting this book isn't for you. It's like reading about life in another country its so different than the "Outside." Life in the bush goes at a different pace so be forewarned. Its mystery, humor, romance, history, geography and anthropology rolled into one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    I am hooked!

    Love both the Liam Campbell and Kate Shugak mysteries. I love the twists and turns. And the imagery of Alaska is always worth the read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    Excellent Read

    I loved this book so much that I ended up purchasing the rest of the series and couldn't put them down till I finished every one of them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    Cartoonish! Save your money.

    I enjoy a great mystery, but these characters are cartoonish, predictable, and just not very intriquing. Save your money even if it is 99 cents, your time is more valuable. I gave it one star because I couldn't give it less.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Liam Campbell is an Alaskan state trooper, whose wife and son we

    Liam Campbell is an Alaskan state trooper, whose wife and son were hit by a drunk driver.  His son was killed and his wife is in a coma. He has been demoted at his previous posting, and is sent to the small community of Newenham where he is immediately faced with a murder at the airport. The murder weapon is a plane propeller. His old flame Wy Chousinard lives here and is a pilot who flies out of the airport. Liam hasn't seen her in a few years and seems to hope to pick up where they left off. 




    The story line could have been good but, for me, so many deaths so quickly didn't feel right.  There was also an awful lot of detail about Alaska's coastline and fishing which were interesting but went on much too long.




    The ending was so abrupt that I kept wanting to turn the pages to see if there was more.  That's really hard to do with an ereader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    Really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading the

    Really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series as well as other books by the author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Dana Stabenow once again does not disappoint. Interesting plot, interesting characters. This is an enjoyable read with some interesting plot twists.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Don't bother reading

    After finding A Cold Day for Murder to be such a good read, I was disappointed by Stabenow's attempt at smut in Fire and Ice. I wanted a good mystery, not soft porn. I shall not buy any other of Stabenow's books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    GEOGRAPHY LESSON

    This was possibly the worse book I have ever read. It was more of a geography lesson than a mystery. I probably will NEVER buy another one of this author's books. I GAVE IT ONE STAR ONLY BECAUSE I HAD TO GIVE A STAR RATING - IT ACTUALLY RATED LESS THAN ZERO!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Pretty good

    I will read the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2011

    Enjoyed this book very much.

    I enjoyed reading this book. I liked the characters and the storyline was entertaining enough to keep me wanting to read. I am currently reading the 2nd book, and I plan on reading the other 2 books in the Liam Campbell series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Good read

    I truly enjoyed this book. I cant wait to read more from this author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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