Ex-cop and sometime-P.I. Alex McKnight endures the bitter winter of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in his log cabin with warm fires and cold Molsons. When Dorothy Parrish, a young Ojibwa woman, asks him for shelter from her violent boyfriend, McKnight agrees. But after secreting her in one of his cabins, he finds her gone the next morning. McKnight suspects vicious, hockey-playing Lonnie Bruckman of abducting the woman, but his search for her brings on more suspects, bruising encounters and a thickening web of crime, all obscured by the relentless whiplash of brutal snow storms. From the secret world of the Ojibwa reservation to the Canadian border and deep into the silent woods, someone is out to kill - and McKnight is driving right into the line of fire... "An excellent mystery...The kind of book you climb inside and, when you're forced to leave, you wish you could stay a little longer." - Booklist.