Frozen Sun : A Nathan Active Mystery

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<p>Blizzards, tundra, Eskimos, bush pilots, and bingo-loving grandmas enliven this literate ethnic 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 white parents and has little knowledge of his native culture. During the long months he has spent in Chukchi, he has rallied against the icy weather and struggled to understand his two cultural identities, but he realizes 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.</p>

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Blizzards, tundra, Eskimos, bush pilots, and bingo-loving grandmas enliven this literate ethnic 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 white parents and has little knowledge of his native culture. During the long months he has spent in Chukchi, he has rallied against the icy weather and struggled to understand his two cultural identities, but he realizes 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.

Blizzards, tundra, Eskimos, bush pilots, and bingo-loving grandmas enliven this literate ethnic 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 white parents and has little knowledge of his native culture. During the long months he has spent in Chukchi, he has rallied against the icy weather and struggled to understand his two cultural identities, but he realizes 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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Series Title
The Nathan Active Mysteries
Publisher
Bowhead Press, LLC
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
292
Author
Stan Jones
ISBN-13
9780979980374
Publication Date
September, 2008
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.50 x 5.50 x 0.70 Inches
ISBN-10
0979980372

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A little harder in ton...

A little harder in tone with difficult subjects... abuse - sexual - whiskey...homelessness among native Americans...prostitution... not any wacky lines ... a new character that should turn Trooper Active on his head. Worth reading.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Frozen Sun is the thir...

Frozen Sun is the third Nathan Active mystery by Stan Jones. Active is an Alaska State Trooper based in the village of Chukchi. Raised by his adoptive white parents in Anchorage, Active's birth mother lives in Chukchi, where he has an uneasy relationship with her. In Frozen Sun, he becomes enamored with a missing half-native woman named Grace Palmer, a high-achieving intelligent beauty in high school who fled Chukchi for the low-life in Anchorage for inexplicable reasons. Active finds her at her father's request as she is trying to recover her life. She tells active what she was fleeing from, but promptly becomes a double-murder suspect. As always, the story and characters share billing with Alaska and the Inupiat culture itself. The entire package is satisfying.

Average Rating:(3.0)out of 5 stars

This book is much more...

This book is much more about Trooper Nathan Active than others in the series. Some of his behavior is not admirable when it comes to relationships, although it is understandable.

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not my favorite in the...

not my favorite in the series...but still good


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