White Heat takes place in the high Arctic. The author weaves a mystery that features Inuit, natural resources, international intrigue, women hunting guides, and a murder or two all set within an incredible landscape.
M. J. McGrath is a British journalist and non-fiction author of some distinction. She was able to capture the Arctic as a character for this intriguing book. White Heat is the first in a series of novels about the north. Her lead character, Edie Kiglatuk, is an under-dog we can all root for.
While reading White Heat, I found learning about a different culture/way of life so engrossing. McGrath immersed the reader in so many aspects of this culture from the food, hunting practices, to the phrasing of words. “Speculation is a white disease” (McGrath 4) struck me and I had to sit back to think about that statement. I recommend this title to all who love to inhale a book and keep coming back for more.