When Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin is called in to investigate the murder of a young man, he immediately knows there is going to be trouble. The murdered man lived in the village of Kushtaka, and his prime suspect lives in the village of Kuskulana. The two villages have decades of bad blood between them. In an attempt to mitigate the dispute--and keep further blood from being shed--Jim asks his lover, Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak, for help. But even Kate might not be enough to keep all-out war from breaking out between the families. Another superb entry in this long-running series (Restless in the Grave, 2012).