Captain Munoz and the crew of the Lientur have returned to Chile and are trying to put the tragedies of the expedition behind them. The mystery of the apparent looting of the Banco Central de Chile continues to baffle the Chilean Naval Office of Internal Affairs. Two new investigators, Captain Mateo Valderas and Lieutenant-Commander Antonio Del Rio, discover that a recent murder at the base in Arica, Chile is actually connected to the looting of the bank and the deaths of the Lientur’s crewmen. As they delve deeper into the events of the Antarctic expedition, the captain of the Lientur rises to the top as their chief suspect in the recent murder and that he may be the key to recovering the stolen assets from the bank. Valderas and Rio must catch the killer before he kills again.
Unfinished Business: Pursuit of an Antarctic Killer by Theodore Jerome Cohen is the second of three books in the Antarctic Murders trilogy. The trilogy, based on true events with a bit of fiction mixed in, is a fascinating read that I had trouble putting down. Cohen uses rich character development to continue the chronicling of the Chilean Antarctic Expedition and the events surrounding the May, 1960 Chilean earthquake. Cohen’s skills as a writer make the reader feel a part of the story. One of the best attributes o f this trilogy is that the mystery is actually very complex without seeming so. I already have the trilogy’s concluding book and plan to read it in the near future, as I am anxious to see how the story ends. I give this book 5 of 5 stars.