Borealis - Ronald Malfi My first book by Ronald Malfi and definitely not my last.

A ship crab fishing in the arctic sees a nude young girl running in the ice and snow and picks her up. Almost immediately the crew regrets their heroism as the men on the doomed ship wonder who or what they have rescued.

Masterful description, great characterization, creepy beyond description, dripping with atmosphere---you can almost feel the cold that closes in on these cursed characters. A story of an encounter with the "other," the nameless, the unknown, set in the most remote place in the world.

5 stars.