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Tundra
                Kill cover imageTundra Kill
Nathan Active series No. 5


"Active investigates a hit-and-run snowmobile homicide. He must also fight off the advances of Alaska’s gorgeous man-eating governor, Helen Mercer, who’s making a publicity-driven visit to her Chukchi home while contemplating a run for the White House. Jones uses his intimate knowledge of the state, his fondness for the Inupiat people and their traditions, and his eye for politicians’ excruciatingly funny incongruities to produce a well-rounded and appealing portrait of America’s Last Frontier." — Publishers Weekly

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Ghost Bear draft cover Village of the Ghost Bears
Nathan Active series No. 4   

"Jones delivers a finely laddered plot — involving deadly arson at a local recreation center and a faceless body discovered at a remote campsite — but the real fun, as always, lies in the dozens of mini-lessons he gives on hardscrabble Alaskan life, covering everything from the illegal trade in polar-bear bladders to the description of a potent indigenous chewing tobacco made from burnt birch-tree fungus." — Tina Jordan Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

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Frozen
                  Sun coverFrozen Sun
Nathan Active series No. 3
   
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Jones doesn’t pretend to find anything remotely character-building in the conditions of those who have survived the unforgiving climate of the Arctic only to disappear on the streets." Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

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Shaman
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Shaman Pass
Nathan Active series, No. 2
   
"Active maintains his awe of the vast Alaskan tundra, a forbidding region that Jones renders in all its bone-chilling beauty."
Marilyn Stasio, New York Times.

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White Sky coverWhite Sky, Black Ice
Nathan Active series, No. 1
    
"You can feel the bite of the west wind that comes screaming across the Alaska tundra and sense the isolation of the Inupiat Eskimos who live in this desolate part of the far north." Marilyn Stasio, New York Times.

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