Author(s): Peter Hoeg; Tiina Nunnally (Translator)
When a small boy leaps to his death from a snow-covered roof of a Copenhagen apartment building, his friendSmilla -- a Greenlander who can 'read' snow -- knows it was not an accident.For one thing Isiah was horribly afraid of heights. For another, the smallfootprint he left behind tells her he was fleeing something or someone.
When the police pronounce the case closed, she investigates on her own.Along the way she uncovers a conspiracy involving the country's top scientists-- and a sinister mystery millions of years in the making. On an expeditionofficially bound for nowhere, Smilla finally confronts Isiah's murderer.