Ross River is a town clinging to the outside world at the end of the Yukon’s loneliest road. It is also the hiding place of Miles McEwan, the town’s hard-drinking, fist-fighting fire chief. But the slow burn of Miles’ self-imposed exile is about to explode. As a hunting party tracking one of the last giant grizzlies confronts a different, more chilling enemy and an inferno ignited by human hands races toward the town, Miles embarks on a desperate rescue mission—not only for the life of his daughter but for his own salvation.
Andrew Pyper returns to the landscape of the last true wilderness in this blockbuster work of storytelling, a menacing psychological thriller that also explores what binds us to conscience, family and the natural world.