'Outstanding ... Rich in details of Alaskan life, history, and archaeology, this fast-paced mystery builds to a satisfying conclusion. Fans will hope they won't have to wait another eight years for Liam's next outing' Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
It's Labor Day in Blewestown, Alaska, and it seems most of the town's thirty-five hundred residents have turned out to celebrate – or to cause trouble. Not Liam Campbell, though. He's checking out the local watering hole in his new town. He's finally made it out of Newenham and is ready for a quiet life with his wife.
He's been in town for about a week when an archaeologist invites him out to his dig site outside of town. He's on the verge of a momentous discovery, one he says will be worth the State Trooper's time.
Two days later, the archaeologist is dead, murdered on his own dig site. And Liam Campbell is about to learn that he's traded one troubled bush town for another.
Praise for Dana Stabenow:
'Cleverly conceived and crisply written thrillers that provide a provocative glimpse of life as it is lived, and justice as it is served, on America's last frontier' San Diego Union-Tribune
'No one writes more vividly about the hardships and rewards of living in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the hardy but frequently flawed characters who choose to call it home' Publishers Weekly
'If you have in mind a long trip anywhere, including Alaska, this is the book to put in your backpack' Washington Times
'A darkly compelling view of life in the Alaskan bush, well laced with lots of gallows humor. Believable and always suspenseful. Who could ask for more?' Sharon Penman.
'One of the strongest voices in crime fiction' Seattle Times.
'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. Outstanding' Washington Post.
'Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this' Booklist.
'For rich, idiosyncratic settings and engaging characters let me recommend Dana Stabenow' Diana Gabaldon