While stationed at a research facility in Antarctica, Dylan Alvarez investigates the mysterious death of a scientist at the South Pole.
It goes without saying that anyone looking for work at the South Pole is trying to escape something. Haunted by a traumatic past, Dylan Alvarez seeks a fresh start at Sputnik Station, a research facility held up as a model of international cooperation. But when a renowned station scientist is found murdered, long-buried tensions erupt at this microcosm of humanity at the bottom of the world.
Professor Ariel Zwicky was found dead after her unauthorized digs in the ice came to light. What was she looking for that led to her murder? As suspicion falls on Dylan, he finds himself plunged into a web of conspiracies and power struggles at the isolated station with the darkness of polar night closing in.