In the latest thriller in the Edgar Award–winning Kate Shugak series, the intrepid Alaskan detective investigates the murder of a man whom nobody even knew was missing. Although everyone knew town handyman Len Dreyer, he was also a mystery. When Dreyer’s body turns up, frozen for months in the path of a receding glacier with a shotgun hole in his chest, State Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to help him investigate Dreyer’s background in hopes of finding a motive for his murder. She takes the case in order to provide for the teenaged boy now in her care, a constant reminder of his father, her dead lover. Little does she imagine that in trying to provide for him she may be putting him in the path of danger.