Kate Shugak is a private investigator in an Alaskan Native village. When two small planes collide in the wilderness nearby, leaving all the passengers and pilots dead, she is hired by one of the pilot’s families. Their eighty-seven year old father is being blamed for the crash, and his two children want to clear his name. Kate takes on more than she bargained for though, when the Feds become involved and the term “domestic terrorism” is mentioned. With the aid of her partner and one hundred plus pound half wolf/ half dog Mutt, Kate sets out to prove exactly what happened. Dana Stabenow received an Edgar Award for her first novel in the Kate Shugak series, A Cold Day for Murder, and her novels are very engaging.