Cold a Long Time, by John Leake, is the book-length account of the death of Canadian ice-hockey player Duncan MacPherson, and the systematic cover-up of that death. The original idea for the book was to spread awareness of MacPherson's case and increase the chances that a proper investigation would be done. As such, you don't have to read it to find out what Leake and MacPherson's parents deduced, from hard-won evidence, must have happened to him: you can read it on the Cold a Long Time website (warning: the website contains many distressing postmortem photos).
In August 1989, 23-year-old professional ice-hockey player Duncan MacPherson travelled from New York to Europe, to enjoy a holiday before starting a new job in Scotland. He hired snowboarding gear and took a lesson on the Stubai Glacier. Then, according to the Austrian authorities and the owners of the ski resort, he simply disappeared. In the book Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery, John Leake details the coverup and corruption that started then and continued for years after MacPherson's body melted out of the ice in 2003.