As winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Canada’s Dove River in 1867, a man is brutally murdered and a 17-year-old boy disappears. Tracks leaving the dead man’s cabin head north toward the forest and the tundra beyond. In the wake of such violence, people are drawn to the township — but do they want to solve the crime or exploit it? One by one, the assembled searchers set out to pursue the tracks across a desolate landscape, home only to wild animals, madmen and fugitives.
"A pleasing, good old fashioned, low key story."
Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he'd been hired to find Rose Janko, the wife of a charismatic son of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that he's been chosen more for his blood than his investigative skills.
"Great narration! Slow story that plods along."
Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of 12. In 1889 the whaler's daughter from Dundee - dubbed by the press 'The Snow Queen' - sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously, but determination and chance lead her back to Northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition despite the many who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage.
Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he had promised to find Rose Janko. Rose was married to the charismatic son of a travelling gypsy family, Ivo Janko. When Ray starts to investigate her disappearance he's surprised that her family are so hostile towards him.
Den uanselige privatdetektiv Ray Lowell ligger og svæver ind og ud af bevidsthed i en hospitalsseng. Hans hukommelse om hvordan han er havnet der, er glimtvis og sporadisk. Inden hændelsen, der sendte ham på hospitalet, ledte han efter Rose Janko. Rose var gift med Ivo Janko, den karismatiske søn i en omrejsende sigøjnerfamilie, og Ray blev hyret af Roses far, der ikke har hørt fra sin datter i over syv år. Men Ray bliver kun mødt med fjendtlighed i sin efterforskning.
Canada, 1867: As winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River, a woman steels herself for the journey of a lifetime. To clear her son's name, she has no choice but to follow the tracks from a dead man's cabin and head north into the forest and the desolate landscape that lies beyond it.