An Icy Reception
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Professor and former crime reporter, Kary Turnell, sets sail on an Arctic adventure cruise aboard the MS EXPLORER. While the passengers are preoccupied with the shimmering spectacle of the Northern Lights and daunting vistas of Baffin Island, one individual seizes the opportunity for murder. The clues are few and the trail is rapidly growing cold as Kary and a hastily assembled team of volunteer investigators tries to reveal who pushed a guest into the frigid water below. Can Kary solve another resort caper before the floating crime scene docks at the next port, while attempting to regain the trust of a daughter who seems determined to make him pay for past mistakes?
“Mark Okrant’s new mystery has as many levels as the MS EXPLORER — the ill-fated expedition vessel aboard which the plot unfolds. As we follow Professor Kary Turnell through the twists and turns of his sleuthing, we are treated to a virtual Arctic eco-tour, complete with Inuit artists. This is the closest you can get to sailing the northern seas without donning a life jacket!” – John Houston, Director, “The White Archer,” Culturalist on Adventure Canada Arctic sailings. In AN ICY RECEPTION, Mark Okrant weaves a thrilling tale of murder, love, self discovery and family drama. Mystery and adventure go hand in hand as Kary Turnell ventures into the far reaches of Canada’s vast Arctic aboard the little red ship, MS EXPLORER. Having spent years leading groups into Nunavut, I marvel at how Mark depicts Kary’s efforts to adapt to people and circumstances vastly different from the New Hampshire hills he calls home. – Cedar Bradley-Swan, Vice President, Adventure Canada.