An Apple Books Best of the Month Selection A USA Today Bestseller "Suspenseful . . . builds to a satisfying, if violent, conclusion . . ." —Publishers Weekly In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption and long-buried secrets . . . It's hunting season in Stone Cross, Alaska—but Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game. A federal judge is receiving death threats and refuses protection. Cutter and his deputy Lola Teariki have been assigned to keep him safe. But no one is ever really safe in a place like this. And no one is above suspicion . . .
When Cutter and Lola arrive, the village is already gripped with fear. A young couple has disappeared from their fishing lodge. Their handyman has been found dead next to a crude drawing of a mysterious symbol. With the judge's life still at risk, and two people still missing, navigating the blood-bound traditions of this close-knit community won't be easy. When the secrets come out, the deadly hunt is on . . .
"A spectacular crime story here . . . well worth hunting for it." —Booklist