""…another sure-fire winner…" "
Nothing is bleaker than Minneapolis during the winter, the season that, to some long time residents, lasts eleven months of the year. So, what better way to bring a little cheer to the good people of the city than by sponsoring an old-fashioned snowman-building contest? In a matter of hours, a local park is filled with the innocent laughter of children and their frosty creations. But things take an awful turn when the dead bodies of Minneapolis police officers are discovered inside two of the snowmen - sending the MPD and Detectives Magozzi and Rolseth onto high alert.
The next day Iris Rikker, the newly minted sheriff of rural Dundas County, comes across another dead cop. Fearing that Rikker's inexperience will hamper the investigation, Magozzi and Rolseth head north in a blizzard to hunt for clues. As Grace MacBride and her crack computer jocks at Monkeewrench comb cyber-murder websites for connections a terrifying link emerges connecting the dead cops, Magozzi, Rolseth, and Monkeewrench - a link that must be broken, before it's too late.