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 bear. His sister was found strangled to death in her room.
Detective Bernadette Callahan of the RCMP Serious Crimes Division Unit is investigating two bodies that have turned up in a tar pond in Canada's Northern Oil Sands. Both detectives will discover that the deaths are linked and pose a potential threat to North American Oil. They have to work together to convince their superiors what they've uncovered is real.