Maura Isles is glad to get a chance to do some exploring with an old college friend after a medical conference ends. But when the trip results in Maura and her companions being trapped in the abandoned village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, Maura realizes that something is wrong, seriously wrong. During an attempt to ski out of the valley to find help, Maura is attacked and knocked out, waking up later, in a cave with a sixteen year old boy named Rat and a dog named Bear. Before she knows it, Maura is trusting her life and survival to this unlikely duo of rescuerers.
Jane Rizzoli, police detective, is distraught when she gets the news that Maura's remains have been found at a car wreck in Wyoming, burned beyond recognition. Refusing to accept the story, Jane rushes to Wyoming to investigate herself, quickly discovering that all is not as clear cut as it seems. When Jane discovers that Maura is still alive, Jane must investigate what's really going on if Maura and Rat are to have a chance of surviving being rescued. Just what happened in Kingdom Come and where are all the people? Will Maura be added to the list of missing if Jane can't figure out what's happening?
Tess Gerritsen has created yet another enthralling and suspensful mystery as only she can do. Maura and Jane are characters that continue to entertain and grab the reader's attention, and every plot remains fresh and captivating, proving why Tess Gerritsen remains one of the Queens of Mystery. For those who have only discovered her recently due to the new TV series or for those who have been fans from the very begining, Ice Cold is a must read novel that takes readers on a rollercoaster of suspense and intrigue. Tess combines medical mystery with criminal procedure in a highly skilled and believable way, with characters that continue to grow and change in each book. The only regret with reading each new Tess Gerritsen book is the knowledge that it will be months before the next one comes out!
Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm. Thinking they've found a safe haven, they soon realize that they are not alone in the valley....someone is watching. After one of their party is injured, Maura sets out to find help. But just as she leaves the village, she is attacked and dragged into the woods. A blow falls and the world goes black. Searching for her friend and colleague, police detective Jane Rizzoli's investigation leads her to the abandoned valley and a gruesome discovery. But it turns out Maura's not dead—she's on the run, forced to place her life in the hands of the unlikely savior who has kept her alive until now: a sixteen-year-old boy,