Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell Series #1)

Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell Series #1)

by Dana Stabenow

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936666010
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Publication date: 12/22/2010
Series: Liam Campbell Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 63,312
File size: 816 KB

About 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.

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Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 286 reviews.
Sutterbug More than 1 year ago
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.
Binker More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, good back story. Great read overall! Looking forward to second book in the series!
trashcankitty More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
avidreader70SE More than 1 year ago
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.
BJVallejo More than 1 year ago
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.
Joey44 More than 1 year ago
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.
TLJo More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series as well as other books by the author.
GAD1046 More than 1 year ago
Dana Stabenow once again does not disappoint. Interesting plot, interesting characters. This is an enjoyable read with some interesting plot twists.
Pat Walker More than 1 year ago
I will read the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Kristie Sagehorn More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. I cant wait to read more from this author!
jenblond2002 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. Dana Stabenow's descriptive writing style made the book more interesting.
countrylife on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Begun in fire, ending in ice. The poet was wrong; ice was a better destroyer than fire, particularly if you were in the mood for vengeance. An early scene colored this story badly for me. The actual story, a crime fiction, I eventually liked. Characters seemed true to their place and time, but mostly unlikeable. The Alaskan setting was very nicely done; I really liked the herring fishing segments. Do not know that I would go out of my way to follow up with more of this series, though.
JennieLeigh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not being from Alaska, some of the idioms and imagery did go over my head, I admit. I enjoyed this read, though, and am considering checking out others in the series.
ElaineBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book well enough to want to read the others in the series, but I am in no rush to go out and find them. I did not like the protagonist. He was not an honorable character. I cannot say anymore without spoilers, but be sure and consider that if you plan to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just discovered this author. (Where have I been, right?) Outstanding, will be reading many more from this author!! Highly recommend!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all her books so far. Tried this character and found it good. Give it a try. I am going to read the next one. Really good writer. Kat
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alinefromabook More than 1 year ago
I have a new hero. His name is Liam Campbell and you can meet him too, just pick up a copy of Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow. I absolutely loved this story. This book is the first one in the Liam Campbell series and I can't wait to read the rest. Our hero, Liam, is an Alaska State Trooper who has been disgraced and demoted because of an incident where a couple of troopers under his command were shot. He has also recently lost his son in an auto accident which put his wife in a coma. He has been reposted to the small town of Newenham on Bristol Bay. Before he is even off the plane he has a murder to solve and he is confronted with a face from his past. This story is full of twists and turns and lots of interesting characters. One of the reasons I so enjoy Dana's books is because of her characters. They are always unique and draw you in to their lives, making you feel like you are right there in the center of the story with them. I highly recommend this book.