November in the Wisconsin bluff country of Fort St. Antoine is much too cold for deputy sheriff Claire Watkins to dive into the frigid waters of Lake Pepin to pull a man from a submerged automobile. The victim is Buck Owens, apparently tied by his neck to the driver's seat while his car sank through the thin ice. |
Claire had seen Buck's girlfriend, Stephanie Klaus, earlier that week, her face badly bruised. Claire doesn't suspect her of his murder -- but does think whoever did this to Stephanie killed Buck, as well. When Stephanie is found beaten again nearly to death and too terrified to talk, Claire makes a shocking discovery that puts a face on the killer. But a fierce storm has descended--making justice all that more dangerous in a blinding white world with no mercy for the living . . .or the dead.