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Publisher's Summary

Famed Alaskan "musher" Jessie Arnold thinks she's finally put her dark past behind her. But the excavations on her new cabin unearth a decades-old skeleton entombed in a crumbling basement wall, along with a butterfly pendant necklace worn by the alleged victim of a brutal serial slayer who preyed on area women 20 years earlier.

Pulled once more into a murder investigation against her will, Jessie fears a grim, half-forgotten nightmare has been reborn. For, in this stark and lonely place, in the first days of the all-too-brief Alaskan summer, another woman has disappeared without a trace. The signs suggest the unthinkable: an insatiable human monster has returned. And the clues she's uncovering hint that Jessie Arnold may well be his next victim.

©2002 Sue Henry; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.

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"Twice as vivid as Michener's natural Alaska, at about a thousandth the length." (Washington Post Book World)

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Not one of the best

of Sue Henry's mysteries, but it was made doubly disappointing by the narrator, whose voice was grating and pronunciation stilted. Listen to a sample before you download to see if her voice is as unpleasant to you as it was to me.

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Excellent book

This book is told very well and gives you a good idea of what life is like in Alaska. The plot was very well constructed and well thought out. I like the characters and they mystery.

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Great Story! Great Characters!

Sue Henry does it again! This latest installment of Jesse the amazing, Alaskan dog musher's is woven into the horrific history of Alaska's notorious serial murderer. This was a great delving into a "what if" scenario. I love the moment the author has Jesse face her character flaws and can't wait to see how this affects her maturity in the future. I love how the majesty of alaska's wilderness is a full character in her stories. The Jesse mysteries are a terrific set to follow and get lost in.

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Missing the trooper

While I enjoyed the story, even the recap of Hansen's murders, I miss the trooper love story. It is not enjoyable to read of Eller being almost used as replacement. Even the flowers Jessie received she thought first of Alex. I know he eventually returns, but Lyn seems for one or two years to be so involved as to be used by Jess.

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Great Story

If you could sum up Cold Company in three words, what would they be?

Tough Living.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cold Company?

The Plane Crash

Have you listened to any of Mary Peiffer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No this is the only one

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Finding the body they have been looking for so long, but the sister died never knowing it was her sister she had been relentlessly searching for.

Any additional comments?

Great Book!!

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  • William
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • 03-29-07

Cold Company

An interesting and exciting thriller with Alaska background and description accurately related. As an Alaskan reader, I found the details particularly interesting and relevant.