When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.
The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains.
The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.
Michael Koryta attended a Mountain Shepherd Humble Thunder course and spent countless hours interviewing Reggie Bennett for the wilderness survival aspects of this story. He nailed it – from the psychological aspect to first aid, shelter craft, fire craft, signaling for rescue and to water and food procurement! Lot’s of “Reggie-isms” in the novel!