Boston medical examiner Maura Isles agrees to a last-minute ski trip in Wyoming with friends. After their car stalls on a lonely mountain road, the five friends find shelter in the abandoned village of Kingdom Come. Maura and company discover footprints in the snow betraying the fact that someone is watching them. When a charred body is identified as Maura’s by local police, her close friend, Jane Rizzoli, a Boston homicide detective, is shocked. Too many unanswered questions lead Jane and her FBI husband to Wyoming to determine what has happened to her friend. Ice Cold maintains suspense by shifting between Maura’s struggles and Jane’s efforts to save her in Gerritsen’s eighth novel to feature Rizzoli and Isles.