Murder on the Iditarod TrailBook - 1993
Sergeant Alex Jensen has his work cut out for him when he is called in to investigate the deaths of leading competitors in Alaska's famous dogsled race
The winner of Alaska's world-famous Iditarod -- a grueling, eleven-hundred-mile dog sled race across a frigid Arctic wilderness---takes home a $250,000 purse.
But this year, the prize is survival.
Only the toughest and the most able come to compete in this annual torturous test of endurance, skill, and courage. Now, suddenly and inexplicably, the top Iditarod contestants are dying one by one in bizarre and gruesome ways. Jessie Arnold, Alaska's premier female "musher," fears she may be the next intended victim, but nothing is going to prevent her from aggressively pursuing the glory and the rewards that victory brings.
Dedicated State Trooper Alex Jensen is determined to track down the murderer before more innocent blood stains the pristine Alaskan snow. But Jensen's hunt is leading him into the frozen heart of the perilous wild that Jessie Arnold knows so well -- a merciless place far from any vestige of civilization, where nature can kill as fast as a bullet...and only the Arctic night can hear your final screams.
When the best "mushers" in the world begin expiring in gruesome ways, state trooper Alex Jensen is determined to catch the killer before he takes out Alaska's most beloved female Iditarod champion. Reprint.