Alaska’s sublime wilderness is the canvas for this tenth installment about the doughty musher Jessie Arnold. As Jessie recovers from knee surgery, a friend invites her to help out at the Iditarod booth at the Alaska State Fair. But the pastoral dream of the village fair is shattered when a body is found floating facedown in a pond on the fairgrounds and to top it off, Jessie’s beloved lead husky, Tank, goes missing. Soon Jessie is chasing and being chased by a killer who uses the wilds of Alaska as the tool of his dark devices. Henry’s compelling characters and lovable dogs warm up the stark and dangerous landscape, as hunter and hunted careen toward their fateful meeting in this fast-paced adventure.
“Twice as vivid as Michener’s natural Alaska, at about a thousandth the length.”—Washington Post Book World