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Half Inuit, half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic, but as a woman she gets only grudging respect from the elders of her isolated community on Ellesmere Island. When a man is shot and killed while on an ''''authentic'''' Arctic adventure under her watch, the murder attracts police sergeant Derek Palliser''s attention. As Edie sets out to discover what those tourists were really after, she''s shocked by the suicide of someone close to her. The events seem unrelated, but Edie''s Inuit hunter sensibility tells her otherwise. With or without Derek''s help, she''s determined to find the connection--a search that takes her beyond her village and into the far reaches of the tundra."White Heat" is a stunning debut novel set in an utterly foreign culture amid an unforgiving landscape of ice and rock, of spirit ancestors and never-rotting bones. ''White Heat'' is a stunning debut novel, a suspense-filled adventure story that will captivate fans of Henning Mankell.