In Ice Cap it is winter in the Hamptons and the locals are getting hit hard with record-breaking snowfall. In the middle of a snowy blast, criminal defense attorney Jackie Swaitkowski gets a call from one of her clients. The client is Franklin (Franco) Delano Raffini, a former investment banker who'd served time for killing his girlfriend's husband with a rotisserie skewer before the husband could kill Franco with a steak knife.
Franco has found his boss, Tad Buczek - who also happens to be Jackie's late husband's uncle - dead in the snow on Buczek's large estate. If you are thinking 'heart attack in the snow', you're wrong: When Jackie gets to the estate she sees that Buczek's skull has been crushed into a red-and-gray mash. Who killed Tad, and why, is what Jackie investigates in Ice Cap's multi-layered plot.
Ice Cap is a good story and Jackie Swaitkowski is a great character: smart, funny, and joyfully obsessed with her work. This is another very good book from Chris Knopf and is highly recommended reading.