Arctic Fury
by Macallister, Greer

"1855: Virginia Reeve is summoned by an eccentric Brit with a compelling offer. Lady Jane Franklin wants her to lead a dozen women into the Arctic in search of the ships of her husband's lost expedition, and she's willing to pay handsomely. All four search attempts Lady Franklin has sponsored have failed. She has decided only a radical new approach can succeed: let women make the decisions. Lady Franklin will disavow all knowledge of the expedition if it fails, but if it succeeds, she promises great rewards .A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Survivors of the expedition willing to publicly support her sit in the front row. There are only six left. Set against the unforgiving backdrop of one of the world's most inhospitable locations, THE ARCTIC FURY uses the true story of Lady Jane Franklin's tireless attempts to find her husband's lost expedition as a jumping-off point to spin a tale of bravery, intrigue, perseverance and hope"-

Virginia Reeve has a secret, and she will go to great lengths to leave it behind her. In 1853, she agrees to lead a group of women voyagers into a dangerous, frozen unknown. The 13 strangers travel by train, canoe, ship, and dogsled and know they are trespassers at the mercy of men and the ice. Months later, when all the women do not return, accusations are made. Virginia is on trial for murder, and her fate left to those who survived. Will they stand with or turn against her as the bonds formed in the Arctic begin to melt? Based on true events, Macallister's adventurous historical mystery considers what might have been if a women's expedition traveled to the Arctic at a time when women weren't expected to leave the house, let alone explore the corners of the globe. Moving from the present to the past and from one woman's voice to another, Macallister captures the suspenseful journey from all angles as readers uncover the truth about what really happened out on the ice. Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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