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White Sky, Black Ice

(1999)
(The first book in the Nathan Active Mysteries series)
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An Alaskan State trooper must satisfy both Eskimo and "white man's" justice.

Trooper Nathan Active, child of a fifteen-year-old unmarried Inupiat Eskimo girl, was given up for adoption and raised in Anchorage, where he graduated from the university. Now that he has been posted to his remote birth village, Chukchi, he longs to return to civilization. Before that happens, he is confronted with atypical suicides. Eskimos are notoriously at risk for self-slaughter, but never has one man after another shot himself in the Adam's apple. Can a shaman's curse really be at work?

Lucy Generous is a beautiful villager who is enlivening Nathan's tour of duty. Nathan's mother tells him to beware; she wants him to find a girl who went to college and has a good job. But with Lucy's help, the nalauqmiiyaak (almost white) state trooper begins to understand his Eskimo heritage, which provides him with the solution to the crimes that he is confronted with.

This is the first in a series of Nathan Active mysteries.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: White Sky, Black Ice
Author(s): Stan Jones
ISBN: 1-58724-930-8 / 978-1-58724-930-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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May 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: White Sky, Black Ice
Author(s): Stan Jones
ISBN: 1-56947-152-5 / 978-1-56947-152-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press,Inc
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: White Sky, Black Ice (A Nathan Active Mystery)
Author(s): Stan Jones
ISBN: 1-56947-333-1 / 978-1-56947-333-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: White Sky, Black Ice (A Nathan Active Mystery)
Author(s): Stan Jones
ISBN: 0-7434-0819-5 / 978-0-7434-0819-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2003 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: White Sky, Black Ice (Nathan Active Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Stan Jones
Publisher: Soho Crime
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