Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen
(Ballantine Books, 2010, 322 pages)
This might be the third book I have read by Tess Gerritsen. I totally enjoyed it. It’s from this series featuring medical examiner Maura Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli in Boston. The story is set in ice cold Wyoming. Maura meets an old colleague at this medical conference and joins his friends for a weekend ski trip. Their SUV runs off the road in a heavy snowstorm; they take shelter in a remote village where the residents seem to have vanished. In Boston, detective Jane Rizzoli receives a call that Maura died in a car accident and fire. Jane travels to Wyoming with her FBI-agent husband and tries to find out what really happened.
This is a fast-paced book that packs twists and turns and a good, unpredictable ending. I had the book with me at a conference and was reading it during lunch breaks. For someone with a weak stomach, the forensic detailing is not so overwhelming in this book. It’s a very good detective/medical thriller.