Wounded during an investigation and still grieving the loss of his son, Anchorage private detective Nik Kane is determined to keep himself busy with a cold case that’s haunted him for twenty years. Danny Shirtleff was a cop who’d spent months undercover taking down violent criminals and cheating death until his luck ran out on a muddy road next to Skeleton Lake. Three slugs in the chest took care of Danny, and landed fledgling detective Nik Kane with the first big case of his career, one that he’s never been able to close.
But even in Alaska, cold cases have a habit of heating up. And Nik Kane is about to get burned.