Labor Day in Blewestown, Alaska, and it seems most of the town's thirty-five hundred residents have turned out to celebrate- or to cause trouble. Liam Campbell is checking out the local watering hole in his new town. He's finally made it out of Newenham and is ready for a quiet life with his wife. He has been in town for about a week when an archaeologist invites him out to his dig site outside of town. He's on the verge of a momentous discovery, one he says will be worth the State Trooper's time. Two days later, the archaeologist is dead, murdered on his own dig site. And Liam Campbell is about to learn that he's traded one troubled bush town for another. -- adapted from jacket.