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Publisher's Summary

When a skier goes missing at Sun Valley's Galena Summit, Sheriff Walt Fleming quickly assembles his crack search-and-rescue team and heads out into the snowy night. Despite the treacherous conditions, Walt and his group, including deputy Tommy Brandon and Walt's best friend, Mark Aker, set off on skis, accompanied by highly trained search dogs.

Within minutes, something goes horribly wrong: a shot rings out, and one of their team is dead. By morning, Mark Aker has disappeared.

Torn between professional responsibility and the desperate urge to find his friend, Walt is further challenged by an unexplained illness at a local water-bottling plant that sends workers to the hospital and sets off biohazard warnings.

Following threads of questionable evidence through the glitter of Sun Valley leads Walt to an unlikely - and darker - source, and reveals a crime played out on a much larger scale than he originally envisioned. Waist-deep in snow and knee-deep in lies, the life of his friend in the balance, Walt begins to suspect that the whole operation is controlled by people of great wealth and power, which leaves him where he started: out in the cold.

©2008 Ridley Pearson; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A terrific villain, an appealing protagonist, and breakneck pacing....Ridley Pearson writes thrillers, the kind that try to yank you to the edge of your seat and keep you there." (Boston Sunday Globe)
"Pearson again concocts his irresistible, pulse-pounding blend of fact and fiction...an intricate cat-and-mouse game that Pearson orchestrates with his pro's aplomb." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
"Only Ridley Pearson could take a timeless children's tale and deftly turn it into a series of engaging thrillers." (Chicago Tribune)

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A Thrilling Read

This book is excellent --- very interesting with believable characters combined with a well-paced, thrilling plot. I could not stop listening --- I would highly recommend: you will not be disappointed.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great Book!!!

I live in the area so this was a natural for me! Pearson does an excellent job of capturing Sun Valley, the surrounding area, & its people! Real world setting with real world characters...what could be better?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Janet
  • United States
  • 08-20-10

a truly enjoyable listening experience

This is a good book, well read in the recording. Ridley Pearson creates real people and puts them in interesting situations. This recording is also first rate and never "gets in the way" of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good!

This is my second Ridley Pearson book and I look forward to my third.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Keith
  • ROCKMART, GEORGIA, United States
  • 07-28-09

A very good book

This was a very good book, I would highly recommend this book to anyone that has an appetite for good thriller.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lanatha
  • Deatsville, AL, United States
  • 01-25-13

Outstanding Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, It took place in Idaho which sounds like a great place

Who was your favorite character and why?

Walt He just seemed like a normal person, wife fooled around on him with some he works with and he is dealing with that and trying to solve a crime

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

Yes he did a great job

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was very serious I did not laugh or cry

Any additional comments?

The crime was a little different but interesting

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  • Helen
  • Edmond, OK, United States
  • 04-01-12

What a surprise-great book!

Mr Pearson is a new author to me but I'm pleasantly surprized. This is a good "listen" and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense with a great plot but without "bloody gore". Christopher Lane is an excellent narrator too.

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What a surprise-great book!

Mr Pearson is a new author to me but I'm pleasantly surprized. This is a good "listen" and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense with a great plot but without "bloody gore". Christopher Lane is an excellent narrator too.

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  • Sue
  • Naples, FL, United States
  • 06-05-11

Liked it

I really enjoyed this book. It was different than most thriller/mysteries in that several things were going on at once. The setting descriptions were expanisve, I could feel the cold, I could see the beautiful mountain ranges. I wanted to know what was going to happen. Very enjoyable.

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Worth the credit!

Enjoyed the book once I got into it. The story is well written and the narrations was very good. Enjoy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful