Under the Ice
An author goes missing. His wife, the local police chief, and his New York editor and former flame all have their theories.
Foul play, suicide, another "bad boy" affair, a memory altering drug, the Titanic Pub or the raging Rock River are all possibilities.
But more promising are recently written pieces ranging from the murder of a marauding ground hog to a blond in the men's sauna.
Where is he? More
Jonathan Alter, an author living in a small Midwestern town, goes quietly missing. His wife, Sarah, questions her possible complicity. Has he been abducted or worse? Has he become the victim of the river raging below his balcony? Badgered by denial and guilt, Sarah involves the local police chief, who suspects the river, and after a superficial investigation places the case on the way-back-burner.
In a desperate grasp at a resolution, Sarah enlists the help of Jonathan's New York editor, Hanna. Her distant past and current, strictly professional, relationship with Jonathan suggest she might provide a useful insight regarding his disappearance.
After "Sherlocking" a few local "suspects", Hanna settles in to review his recent writing in search of possible clues. They read like ingredients in a "tossed salad", only some of which might indicate his state of mind, but little else.
The subjects of her reading include: killing a groundhog; his love of cooking; a doctor's prescription of a behavior and memory altering drug; his almost hypnotic relationship with river ice; reflections on writing; his love of life but his disenchantment with love; a strange affair in a sauna; and his late-in-life-loss of innocence, to name a few.
Despite Hanna's personal knowledge of "her" bad boy, she is left with one plaguing question--WHERE the Hell is he?
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