The lives of four people with very different agendas converge at their remote mountain cabins. For the brother and sister, these few days offer them an opportunity to drag their childhood out of its hiding place and struggle to come to terms with their nightmarish upbringing. Most of all, they seek the courage to reach out to each other, to finally become true siblings. For the professional athlete, nothing matters beyond escaping the spotlight, facing the end to his career, and trying to find a purpose for the future. He brings a woman with him, a quiet beauty who hides incredible strength beneath her perfect body and resolutely keeps her heart locked away from more damage. All four see the wilderness of late fall as a place of silence and serenity-and then the worst storm of the decade hits, trapping them all far from civilization. Whiteout is a battle for survival, of man against nature, of stranger helping stranger. Whiteout also lays bare the complexity of human vulnerability, strength, and weakness. The question becomes who will survive the unrelenting storm and who will fall victim to forces beyond any man or woman's ability to control. And as they fight for life, they're watched by the restless, lonely spirit that knows what it means to battle and lose. Four humans reach Wolf Lake. Not all will live to leave it.
Used availability for Vella Munn's Whiteout
November 2006 : USA Paperback
August 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition