Monday, June 08, 2015

Teaser Tuesday 263: Icy Clutches

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This week's teaser comes from another mystery by Aaron ElkinsIcy Clutches — this one taking us to a glacier in Alaska.

"Hold it," he said sharply.

They stopped. "What, what’s the matter?" Russ said with the tone of someone who expected to get blamed for it, whatever it was.

Gideon pointed toward the ground at the base of the boulder. "That's a human skull . . ."

(Chapter 5)

Series: Gideon Oliver #6

Anthropology professor Gideon Oliver thought that accompanying his wife, Julie, to a forest rangers’ conference in Alaska’s scenic Glacier Bay would make for a restful vacation.

But he hadn’t counted on the presence of M. Audley Tremaine, TV’s most popular science personality. The unctuous Tremaine has just completed his memoirs of a geologic expedition of thirty years earlier, when three people were killed in an avalanche — and Tremaine himself barely escaped with his life. Now he and the other survivors — as well as their late colleagues’ heirs — have gathered to review the manuscript and memorialize the victims.

When human bones turn up at the avalanche site and the FBI quickly needs expert analysis, everyone agrees how fortunate it is that famed skeleton detective Gideon Oliver is on the scene. Everyone, that is, except for one person who wants ancient history to stay that way. Everyone but the person who thinks that murder is the best way to cover up the past.


Kathy Martin said...

This sounds good. I haven't read this series and am adding it to my wishlist. My adult teaser comes from Clockwork Secrets by Dru Pagliassotti. Happy reading!

Heather said...

Thanks, Kathy! I have enjoyed the books read in this series so far, which have been set in various locations around the world.