A thrilling new crime novel from the author of Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon, perfect for fans of the electrifying novels of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and C.J. Box.
“Cameron’s books are riveting page-turners.”
—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author
In the icy heart of Alaska, a series of gruesome murders leads Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter into a firestorm of searing corruption, clashing cultures, and bone-chilling fear…
In Juneau, a young Native archeologist is sent to protect the ancient burial sites uncovered by an Alaskan gold mining company. He never returns.
In Anchorage, a female torso—minus head, hands, and feet—is washed ashore near a jogging trail by the airport. It is not the first.
At Alaska’s Fugitive Task Force, Arliss Cutter and deputy Lola Teariki are pulled from their duties and sent to a federal court in Juneau. Instead of tracking dangerous fugitives, Cutter and Lola will be keeping track of sequestered jurors in a high-profile trial. The case involves a massive drug conspiracy with ties to a mining company, a lobbyist, and two state senators. When a prosecuting attorney is murdered—and a reporter viciously attacked—Cutter realizes they’re dealing with something much bigger, and darker, than a simple drug trial. The truth lies deep within the ancient sites and precious mines of this isolated land—and inside the cold hearts of those would kill to hide its secrets…
What’s buried in Alaska stays in Alaska.
"A double-barreled blast of action, narrative, and impossible-to-fake authenticity with a great sense of place and a terrific protagonist.”
—C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Open Carry
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
What do a drug trial, a floating corpse, and a missing archeologist have in common? They all lead Alaska-based U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter into a violent conspiracy that goes way higher than his pay grade. In this installment of Marc Cameron’s thriller series, the lifelong tracker is on a low-key assignment to secure a sequestered jury during a federal trial. But a D.A.’s murder throws Cameron’s flinty hero into an investigation of a massive drug-running ring with some extremely heavy connections. A former U.S. Marshal himself, Cameron knows a thing or two about catching bad guys, which shows in this thriller’s gritty tone and heart-pounding pacing. His descriptions of Alaska’s raw beauty are also especially transportive, as is his sensitive, multifaceted portrayal of the state’s Native population. If this is your first Arliss Cutter thriller, don’t worry about coming into the series late. Just strap in for a wild, violent ride.
At the start of bestseller Cameron's strong third crime novel featuring Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter (after 2020's Stone Cross), archaeologist Isaac Merculief, who's overseeing the construction of a road near Juneau, Alaska, calls a halt when the work exposes a skeleton and a bone rattle, a highly valuable artifact that may have belonged to a shaman. Merculief has orders to protect any unearthed human remains or burial sites. Others oppose Merculief's decision, and ensure that the archaeologist permanently disappears. Eventually, the circumstances of Merculief's disappearance come to Cutter's attention, but the lawman has a lot of other things on his plate, including the mystery of a woman's torso that washed ashore near Anchorage, the trial of two vicious drug traffickers, and the assassination of a federal official. Cameron draws on his own service as a deputy federal marshal in Alaska and his expertise in tracking down people, and he does a good job balancing the multiple plotlines as well as characterization and action. Owen Laukkanen fans will be pleased.
Last one for now
Good , gripping suspense. Knows his subjects well. Restlessly awaiting the next novel,
Non stop adventure
Easy to read and it held your attention