In White Sky, Black Ice , Alaskan state trooper Nathan Active is stationed in his birth village, Chukchi. However, he doesn’t fit in, since he was adopted at birth and raised by a white couple. The locals call him nalauqmiiyaak (almost white) since he knows almost nothing about the Eskimo culture. Still he is toughing it out, hoping to get stationed back in Anchorage where he was raised. Then two apparent suicides happen, but something about the deaths bothers him, so he starts to investigate. They mystery was not much of a challenge but I enjoyed learning more about the Eskimo culture and the way of life in Alaska. The characters were interesting and I will read the other titles in this series, Shaman Pass and Frozen Sun .