Centered deep in the Alaskan bush, the Homestead offers a primal refuge for young men and women disenchanted by the modern era. Only accessible via helicopter or a series of rugged, treacherous trails, this Thoreauvian utopia stands as a testament to humanity’s ability to thrive in its natural state.
But when a bear attack kicks off an increasingly violent chain of events, the secrets of the Homestead’s founder, Augustin Stark, risk being brought into the light. As he grapples to keep the family he’s created together, a malevolent outside force joins the fray. One that threatens to destroy not only the community, but the people themselves.
"[I]t’s one that refuses to be disregarded or easily forgotten, particularly given its jaw-dropping ending. A passionate, sometimes-brutal tale of violence begetting violence."
"This is a thriller with a capital T. Intrigue, action, adventure and mystery all combine to make this an unforgettable novel in every respect. Superbly written with a breath-taking pace, the story sprints into action from the very beginning. The characters are well crafted and diverse, and the hints of Stark's hidden past and the intertwined lives of the rest of the group combine to provide not just an exciting read but a visual experience, so good is the writing... This is an author to watch."
-Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite
“The story itself comes right off the headlines of current events news and recent past events. Hoover pulls no punches—there is blood, language, and violence comparable to reality, and that is a big part of what makes this book so damned good… If you appreciate verisimilitude in what you read or watch on film… this is a book for you. I loved it.”
-Lex Allen, Author
“A harrowing tale of tribal loyalty and corporate greed that will keep you glued to the edge of your seat until the end… An absolute must read for Veterans.” -Joe Donnelly, USMC