Broken Ice

Broken Ice

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Baker & Taylor
The disappearance of two teens from a hockey community becomes more urgent when one of the girls is found dead, pitting Minneapolis private detective Nils Shapiro against dangerous small-town secrets. By the Emmy Award-winning author of Gone to Dust.

McMillan Palgrave

In the words of Lee Child on Gone to Dust, “I want more of Nils Shapiro.” Emmy-award winning and New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman happily obliges by bringing the Minneapolis private detective back for another thrilling, standalone adventure in Broken Ice.

Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, MN. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night’s game. Linnea’s friend Haley Housch is also missing—and soon found dead.

Shot through the arm with an arrow at the Haley Housch crime scene, only the quick work of medical examiner Char Northagen saves Nil’s life.

Nils should be in the hospital recovering from his near fatal injury, but he knows that the clock is ticking. Linnea could be anywhere, and someone doesn’t want her found. Is Linnea a victim, or is she playing a dangerous game? As bodies start piling up, the clues lead Nils and Ellegaard north to Warroad, a small, quiet town with many secrets to hide.



Baker
& Taylor

The disappearance of two teens from a hockey community becomes more urgent when one of the girls is found dead, pitting Minneapolis private detective Nils Shapiro against dangerous small-town secrets.

Publisher: New York :, Forge,, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780765391315
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY GOL
Characteristics: 334 pages ;,22 cm.

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gogo12127
Jul 16, 2018

When Nils Shapiro is shot through the arm with an arrow, he knows he
is getting closer to discovering what happened to Linnea Engstrom. He
should be in the hospital recovering from his near-fatal injury, but
the clock is ticking. Linnea could be anywhere, and someone doesn't
want her found. As bodies start piling up, the clues lead Nils and his
partner, Anders Ellegaard, north to Warroad, a small, quiet town with
many secrets to hide.

Matt Goldman is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer
for Seinfeld, Ellen, and other shows. He brings his storytelling
abilities and light touch to the Nils Shapiro series, which started
with his debut novel, Gone to Dust. He began his career as a stand-up
comedian while attending the University of Minnesota before moving to
Los Angeles to write full time.

(Somewhat edited publisher description taken from the hardcover book
jacket, as is the slightly edited author biography.)

I love this book. I love the story, and I love the telling of it. I
liked all the characters: Nils, his partner Anders, and their office
staff, as well as the girlfriend(s) of Nils and the characters
important but peripheral to the story. I even like the characters who
aren't so likeable. I love that I didn't know whodunit throughout the
book, and I love that Goldman didn't put in a lot of red herrings to
accomplish that.

"Broken Ice" is a page-turner of a book. (I believe I said the same
thing about "Gone to Dust.") I could have read this book in one day if
I didn't have some sort of other life and didn't want to get seven or
eight hours of sleep at night.

In short, if you like plot-driven, character-driven, page-turner crime novels, you'll love this book.

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Bookworm1562
Jun 24, 2018

Enjoyable, especially if you are from Minnesota. I think I'll be thinking of Nils Shapiro and his investigation during the next few State Hockey Tournaments.

JCLGreggW Mar 29, 2018

Private detective Nils Shapiro investigates the disappearance of a young woman from a small hockey-mad town in Minnesota. He encounters drug smuggling, secret border crossings, and death by bow and arrows. Goldman has dry wit, charming characters, and a sense of the (very) Northern Midwest that will leave you reaching for your warmest socks.

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