This is the end of the line for Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell.
Newenham is the last police outpost in the United States before you hit Siberia, and it's Campbell's last shot at getting his life back on track.
It's an ice-bound fishing town with a six-bed jail, a busted ATM and a saloon that does double-duty as a courtroom.
It's a wide-enough patch to warrant a state police presence, though, and Trooper Liam Campbell is it. He's been sent there in disgrace, busted down from sergeant to trooper in the aftermath of a mistake that cost a family of five their lives.
Campbell never expected his new job to be simple, but finding his ex-lover crouched over a headless body on the tarmac is a hell of a way to get off the plane...
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