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The town of Lunacy, Alaska, was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But just as he wonders whether this has been all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaskan sky lifts his spirits and convinces him to stay just a little longer. Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give in to passion - while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.
And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day - and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.
©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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Critic Reviews

"[A] richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Roberts's latest hit novel could not be performed better." ( AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michele on 11-30-11

Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself

This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts love/mystery stories. I first bought is in cassette but eventually wore those out and had to buy it digitally. The main character and his supporting cast are colorful, deep and they use their brains for thinking, not just to wear extra warm headgear for the cold.

If you are looking for a book that you can listen to anywhere - this is it. There is humor, life, death, murder, conspiracy, and a crazy tow-truck driver. I would love to see this have a sequel so I could hear more about the Lunitics and their steadfast Chief of Police!

The descriptions of the town and the surrounding land and mountains is so detailed, that you often feel you are their watching the Northern Lights with the characters.

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26 of 28 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By tgp157 on 11-13-12

Really Really Good

While one could say that most books in the romance genre following the same basic format--it's the back story that makes a book interesting or not and gives it its uniqueness. This back story is definitely interesting & unique. I really like the Alaskan setting & the suspense was intriguing. I'd picked out every character in the story (at one point or another) to be the villian before it was finally revealed. The narrator did a good job with the exception of the mayor's voice. The mayor is an older woman with a foghorn laugh--the narrator kinda over acted her part. But other than that (which is very tolerable) he did an excellent job. Overall I enjoyed the book & performance & would recommend it all the way around.

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tamara on 12-15-08

excellent audio experience

This is one of the better audiobooks that I have listen too.
The story told from a male main character, which is not common for a Nora Roberts book and Gary Littan handles all the characters parts brillantly each sound expressing the character personality and carry you easily though the story.

This is certainly an audio which I gladly listen to over and over again

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Janina on 05-01-10

Northern nights lovely narration by sexy American.

I read the book several years ago and thought I would like to hear it again. I was very pleased with the narrators voice.He takes the parts of the different characters very well and the book is much funnier than I remember and I'm sure that is due to hearing the book spoken in an appropriate accent for the setting rather than a welsh accent (in my head).Really enjoying it.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Mari on 06-01-14

More Romance than Mystery

Having read 'The Witness', which I absolutely loved, I was looking for another Nora Roberts novel that combined similar elements. Unfortunately, for me anyway, this was not the book. I found the two main women characters beyond annoying and so cliched and the mystery not all that interesting. The one saving grace was the Alaskan setting. The narrator was fine. I will try another Nora Roberts book because for me 'The Witness' was that good.

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4 out of 5 stars
By kathy quinton on 11-15-17

The colours of Murder in Alaska

Different to have a male perspective .The omniscient voice is without artifice,as is the rough terrain of the magnificent Alaskan landscape.Romance ,Murder,intrigue,kept me guessing as to themurderer until almost the conclusion.I can usually guess much earlier,! The many colours of emotion contribute to a different perspective ,Another Nora Roberts masterpiece of construction.

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