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A fiercely independent woman looks into the murder of a working girl in 1919 Alaska in this ';excellent' series debut (Mystery Scene). There's many who feel the Alaska Territory is no place for a woman on her own. But Charlotte Brody, suffragette and journalist, has never let public opinion dictate her life choices. She's come to the frontier town of Cordova, where her brother Michael practices medicine, for the same reason many come to Alaskato start over. Cordova is gradually getting civilized, but the town is still rougher than Charlotte imagined. And when a local prostituteone of the working girls her brother has been treatingis found murdered, Charlotte learns firsthand how brutal the frontier can be. Although the town may not consider the death of a prostitute worthy of investigation, Charlotte's feminist beliefs motivate her to seek justice for the woman. And there's something elsethe woman was hiding a secret, one that reminds Charlotte of her own painful past. As Charlotte searches for answers, she soon finds her own life in danger from a cold-blooded killer desperate to keep dark secrets from seeing the light of dayShow more
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