At an icebound naval weather station in far Siberia, the young daughter of an exile dies under suspicious circumstances.
The high-ranking Commissar sent to investigate the mystery suffers a similar fatemurdered by an icicle thrust into his skull.
Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov is dispatched to solve the Commissars murder, with one strange caveat: he is not to investigate the girls death, even if all the clues tell him that the two cases are linked.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 26/09/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780715646335