Thrust into the northern wilderness in the dead of winter, Charlie Johnson and Lora Whitney struggle to survive not only the bitter cold, but also the ruthless men who will stop at nothing to make sure they don't emerge alive.
'Here's the difference between us. You look at your job as a battle between good and evil. I look at my job as a challenge-a challenge that I find absolutely invigorating and that keeps me alive and stimulated. I admit I'm more fortunate than you. You deal with the living, while most of my clients are dead. You deal with the chaos of irrational personalities; I deal with cold hard facts. The living lie, cheat, and steal; the dead tell only the truth."