April 06, 2001: During the DARK WINTER that grips Antarctica every year, the Amundsen-Scott research center practically shuts down from outside activity. Sometime after astrophysicist Mickey Moss reports a meteorite found near the base, geologist Jed Lewis arrives to study the outer space rock. Not long after Jed's arrival the base 'closes' for the long freezing winter with twenty-six people remaining locked inside the center.
Mickey stuns Jed with the belief that the meteorite comes from Mars and consequently very valuable. However, just after Jed's arrival, murders begin to occur and someone steals the rock. The survivors conclude that the newcomer Jed is the killer, leaving it up to the geologist to turn amateur sleuth to prove his innocence.
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