In this new Jessie Arnold mystery, spring has come to Alaska. Jessie is training a new pack of sled dogs when trouble starts. First, a fire destroys a local tavern and leaves a dead body; then Jessie's friend, Annie Holman, turns up with a horrible tale of wife abuse; finally, Jessie's own cabin is burned. Jessie must get to the bottom of the arson outbreak, and to do that she must determine whether her friend is a victim or a maniacal killer. With the beautiful Alaska landscape as a background, this tantalizing plot is as entertaining and compelling as newly melted snow rushing through a mountain brook.