Frozen Sun

Frozen Sun

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by Stan Jones
     
 

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Blizzards, tundra, and bush pilots enliven this thrilling mystery starring Alaska State Trooper Nathan Active, who has been assigned to the remote Arctic town of Chukchi. Though born an Inupiat Eskimo, Active was raised in Anchorage by Caucasian parents and has little knowledge of his native culture. During the long months spent in Chukchi, he rallied against the icy

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Blizzards, tundra, and bush pilots enliven this thrilling mystery starring Alaska State Trooper Nathan Active, who has been assigned to the remote Arctic town of Chukchi. Though born an Inupiat Eskimo, Active was raised in Anchorage by Caucasian parents and has little knowledge of his native culture. During the long months spent in Chukchi, he rallied against the icy weather and struggled to understand his two cultural identities, but he has realized how deeply he has been settling into the rhythms of community life when Grace Palmer, a local beauty queen, goes missing. The state trooper mounts a search that ultimately leads him halfway across Alaska—and gives him plenty of time to discover he is in love with Grace. Closing in on the answers, however, he discovers evidence that points to an agonizing situation: she is either dead, or she is a cold-blooded killer.

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They call her Amazing Grace and, dead or alive, Alaska state trooper Nathan Active has to find her. Grace Palmer is a golden child. So smart and so "beautiful from the day she was born," her father tells state trooper Nathan Active. That's why, he claims, he named her Grace. But the golden child is gone, dropped out from the university in Anchorage. Why? No one knows, and her parents have stopped asking. Now, however, her dying mother wants desperately to say goodbye. Could Nathan please go to Anchorage to look for her? Our hero is reluctant. For one thing, he's half convinced she's dead. A more disconcerting reason is harder to acknowledge, even to himself: He's been bewitched by her picture. At any rate, in Anchorage he discovers that Amazing Grace, as she's known in Four Street's bad bars and dangerous dives, has spiraled downward, her life a dismal history of exploitative men, run-ins with cops, violence and booze. Depressed and discouraged, Nathan sees little hope that she has survived this nonstop array of largely self-inflicted wounds. But Grace is indeed amazing. And unpredictable. And determined. And, as Nathan learns the hard way, oh so tricky. That rare thing, a deftly plotted mystery that's also an irresistible love story. With it, Jones's Alaska series (Shaman Pass, 2003, etc.) takes a quantum leap forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569478394
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
A Nathan Active Mystery , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
143,439
File size:
687 KB

Meet the Author

Stan Jones is an award-winning newspaper and public radio journalist and the author of Shaman Pass and White Sky, Black Ice. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Frozen Sun: A State Trooper Nathan Active Investigation, Vol. 3 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Frozen Sun is probably best described as Arctic noir. Stan Jones takes what might seem a tired plot and gives it new life by transplanting it to the Far North. Nathan Active, his half white half Inuit Alaskan state trooper protagonist, is mesmerized by the portrait of missing local beauty queen Grace Palmer when her father asks him to help locate her. The decade-old trail leads Nathan to the low life parts of Anchorage and a fishing plant in the Aleutian Islands. Is Grace dead or alive and did she push her roommate under a snowplow? Nathan's life is turned upside down by the end of the case. Jones uses his locales to make what could be cliched into a convincing story. You may not admire the choices Nathan Active makes, but you do identify with his dilemma.
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"Yeah. We are apprentices!"
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Alaskan State Trooper Nathan Active once again returns to the pages amid the Alaskan wilderness and its cities and towns. It also takes us into the webs that man creates for himself. I was so glad to see this title printed in English since it had only been in German. Can't wait for the 2009 title to be released.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have read all 3 Nathan Active books & by far Frozen Sun is the best. Mr. Jones has outdone himself with Frozen Sun. Can't wait for the next installment.