KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine – and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her.
A DEEPER SLEEP. Kate Shugak is determined to convict the odious Louis Deem, who has been arrested and tried for several serious crimes but never convicted.
This time, Kate is convinced, it will be different. But when the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate believes that Deem has literally got away with murder. And when, a few weeks later, two people turn up dead after an apparent robbery, Kate can't help but believe that Deem is involved... but what will it take to bring him to justice?