Detective Frank Mueller of the Anchorage Police Force flies to an oil camp in Alaska’s High Arctic to investigate what is being called a murder/suicide. A man’s body was found outside the camp being consumed by a Polar Bear. His sister found strangled to death in her room. Detective Bernadette Callahan of the RCMP Serious Crimes Unit is investigating two bodies that have turned up in a tar pond in Canada’s Northern Oil Sands. Over two thousand kilometers separate the crimes. Soon both detectives will find how the deaths are linked, and the potential threat to North American Oil. They have to work together to convince their superiors what they’ve uncovered is real. This detective thriller touches the edges of science fiction, while surfing the realms of what is already possible in science—and the manipulation of world oil.