To say that Brendan DuBois writes Thrillers is equivalent to saying that Faberge was pretty good at decorating eggs. Not exactly wrong but a vast understatement of their accomplishments. Brendan DuBois's stories are not only filled with conflict, tension, and mystery, but they also dig into the issues that dominate our times. Several of them, like the Edgar-nominated title story, are about people who served in the murky and amoral world of international intrigue and now want only tranquility in a New England town - but their pasts come back. Others, like the Shamus-winning "The Road's End," combine detection with the tension of the hunt - but who is the hunter and who the hunted? The stories are about revenge and betrayal, but above all they are about putting down roots and finding identity. The Dark Snow and Other Mysteries includes a new introduction is by the author and a complete Brendan DuBois checklist.