Monday, July 9, 2007

Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry

First sentence:

"The Iditarod Trail out of Skwentna, Alaska, ran easy and leve, bending its way northwest for miles through snow-covered muskeg."


"The winner of Alaska's world-famous Iditarod -- a grueling, eleven-hundred-mile dog sled race across a frigid Arctic wilderness---takes home a $250,000 purse.

But this year, the prize is survival.

Only the toughest and the most able come to compete in this annual torturous test of endurance, skill, and courage. Now, suddenly and inexplicably, the top Iditarod contestants are dying one by one in bizarre and gruesome ways. Jessie Arnold, Alaska's premier female "musher," fears she may be the next intended victim, but nothing is going to prevent her from aggressively pursuing the glory and the rewards that victory brings.

Dedicated State Trooper Alex Jensen is determined to track down the murderer before more innocent blood stains the pristine Alaskan snow. But Jensen's hunt is leading him into the frozen heart of the perilous wild that Jessie Arnold knows so well -- a merciless place far from any vestige of civilization, where nature can kill as fast as a bullet...and only the Arctic night can hear your final screams."

My thoughts:

Good mystery set in Alaska. I especially appreciated the map at the beginning of the book as I frequently referred to it. I also liked learning about the history of the Iditarod trail and about the mining villages. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Termination Dust.

Date read: 7/6/2007
Book #: 59
Rating: 3* = good
Series: Alex Jensen #1
Genre: Mystery

ISBN-10: 0380717581
ISBN-13: 9780380717583
Publisher: Avon
Year: 1993
# of Pages: 320
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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Literary Feline said...

A friend in Alaska recommended Sue Henry's series to me awhile ago, but I still haven't gotten to it. One of these days, I definitely will! I am glad to hear you enjoyed it! Great review!

krin said...

Thanks for the comment. Let me know what you think of the book once you've read it.