They had been friends who fought side by side for better things. Now both were running from crimes neither could have imagined of themselves just a few days ago . . .
“A thrilling work of serpentine intrigue and crisp characterization” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review).
Heartsick that the towering trees that once sheltered him are being cut, Rinn van Ness commits a minor felony on a remote Alaska island. A woman he once loved, Kit Olinsky, is arrested for his crime–and the murder of a Tlingit elder broken by the loss of the Native way of life.
Out on bail, Kit fights a scorched-earth battle in the state legislature to save the Alaska she loves. It’s not a battle she can win. But she will fight to the end even if she has to betray her secret lover, a Tlingit fighting desperately for what was promised to his people a generation ago.
Rinn slips out of the forest to protect Kit, never suspecting that he has more at stake than a lonely prison cell.
Heath’s plotting is taut and propulsive, and the pages seem to fly through your hands.— Red City Review (5-star review)
The ending was exceptional and will bring a tear to your eye. –Readers Favorite (5-star review)