Dan Smith @ 2010 All rights reserved
December 1930, Western Ukraine. Luka is a war veteran who now wants a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality, but everything changes the day the stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo.
The villager’s fear turns deadly and they think they can save themselves, but their
anger has cursed them: when calm is restored, a little girl has vanished. Luka is
the only man with the skills to find who could have stolen a child in these frozen
Together with his sons, Luka sets out in pursuit across lands ravaged by war and gripped by treachery. Soon they realise that the man they are tracking is no ordinary criminal, but a skilful hunter with the child as the bait in his twisted game. It will take all of Luka's strength to battle the harshest of conditions, and all of his wit to stay a step ahead of Soviet authorities. And though his toughest enemy is the man he tracks, his strongest bond is a promise to his family back at home.
‘. . . a terrific book with an original setting . . .’
BBC History Magazine
‘. . . a page turner of the highest calibre. Atmospheric, beautifully written and thoroughly engrossing . . .’
Crime Fiction lover
IN THE SNOW, DEATH IS NOT THE COLDEST THING WAITING FOR YOU
‘This is a pursuit thriller of the highest quality’
The Irish Independent
‘From the arresting opening to the tense finale, Smith doesn’t hit a false note in this captivating tale . . .’