It’s the year 2051. Warnings of climate catastrophe have been ignored, and vast areas of the planet are under water, or uninhabitably hot. A quarter of the world’s population has been displaced by hunger and flooding, and immigration wars are breaking out around the globe as refugees pour into neighboring countries.By contrast, melting ice sheets have brought the Gulf Stream to a halt and northern latitudes, including Scotland, are being hit by snow and ice storms. It is against this backdrop that Addie, a young meteorologist checking a mountain top weather station, discovers the body of a man entombed in ice.The dead man, an investigative reporter, George Younger, has been missing for three months. Cameron Brodie, a veteran Glasgow detective, volunteers to be flown to investigate Younger’s death. He has just been given a devastating medical prognosis by his doctor and knows the time has come to face his estranged daughter who has made her home in the remote Highland village.Arriving during an ice storm, Brodie and pathologist Dr. Sita Roy, find themselves the sole guests at the only hotel in town, where Younger’s body has been kept refrigerated in a cake cabinet. But evidence uncovered during Dr. Roy’s autopsy places the lives of both of them in extreme jeopardy.As another storm closes off communications and the possibility of escape, Brodie must face up not only to the ghosts of his past, but to a killer determined to bury forever the chilling secret that George Younger’s investigations had threatened to expose.