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My Rating: ❤❤❤❤
Why would someone kill a miner, freeze his body solid on a glacier and then drop it alongside the Juneau wharf, the one place where United States Marshal Gordon Whitford would be sure to find it?
Does it have anything to do with the 250 pounds of gold that have just been extracted from the Alaska Gastineau Mine? And how were both the frozen body and the gold able to disappear off a steamship that made no stops between Juneau and Seattle?
Now there is another shipment of 250 pounds of gold bound for Seattle – along with the miner’s frozen body that has been recovered – again – floating just south of Juneau. Will Marshal Whitford be able to solve the murder and the robbery before the next shipment of gold vanishes into thin air?
Steven C. Levi’s debut novel is a riveting historical thriller set in 1910 during the Alaska gold rush.
This is definitely a thrilling mystery that I couldn’t completely figure out. I really liked the Marshal and getting to know him and the way he sees things. I thought I had it all figured out but was nowhere close until the end to knowing who all was involved. There’s a lot of moving parts to who killed the miner, why, and how everything happened. This is not a book ou fly through because you will miss details. The ending didn’t quite satisfy me and left me wondering what was going to happen afterwards. I was shocked when it was revealed who was involved because I didn’t see it coming.
If you love a good mystery and this time setting then I think you will like it.