A woman discovers a frozen corpse under the ice in her fishing shack—coincidentally, on the same lake where Detective Cinq-Mars is enjoying an afternoon of ice fishing with his partner just a few shacks away.
In this keenly intelligent, strikingly original new novel of suspense John Farrow once again creates a colorful, convincing tableau replete with criminals, cops, corrupt scientists, and dogged activists, all caught up in an intriguing and deadly battle between two big pharmaceutical companies on the trail of an AIDS vaccine. Lured into the fray by an anonymous phone call as deaths begin to mount all over the East Coast, Cinq-Mars must call upon all of his resources to crack the case before he himself becomes its next victim. Gripping, starkly realistic, and tantalizingly complex, Ice Lake astonishes with its deft, assured plotting, fully realized characters, and bone-chilling suspense. With this second thriller John Farrow joins the likes of Michael Connelly and Kathy Reichs as one of the most compelling voices in sophisticated crime fiction.
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When a corpse with a bullet through its neck is found floating in a fishing hole cut into a frozen lake near Montreal, it appears to be a straightforward murder. But detective Emil Cinq Mars soon realizes this is a more complex case, where no-one is exactly who he or she seems.Review:
"A genuine page-turner" (Guardian)
"A really fine police procedural" (Independent on Sunday)
"Nicely written, cleverly plotted, and completely satisfying" (Glasgow Evening Times)
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Book Description Harper Collins, Toronto, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, first printing. Unread, perfect condition. Jacket protected by clear removable mylar archival cover. John Farrow (a.k.a. Trevor Ferguson) follows City of Ice, his first thriller, with Ice Lake, also featuring Detective Emile Cing-Mars. The Montreal Gazette said of his first book ". Farrow's Montreal is a dirty old town, and City of Ice is as noir as it gets." The Vancouver Sun said ". . a tour de force. . in terms of popular genre fiction, this might be the best book ever produced in Canada.". Bookseller Inventory # 001107