Once again Tlingit Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Robert Sable has been pulled from his honeymoon. This time his wife’s godfather, Red Bennett, a prospector, has been murdered. Fishermen found Bennett’s body near the railroad tracks south of
. And Sable and his long time partner Aaron McCabe head to the crime scene to do their own investigation. Near the Bennett's outline, they find a note and safety deposit key. Sable and his partner locate the miner’s back trail and follow it to his mining cabin where they find the miner’s friends slumped over a table, their heads laying in pools of blood. While investigating the scene, Sable finds hidden under the base of the prospector’s fireplace several hundred thousand dollars in gold nuggets the killers missed. Fairbanks
As Sable digs further, he hears rumors Bennett had found the Alaska Dutchman, a mine of myth and legend. Over the last hundred years, men have search and died trying to find it with little success. If they found it, the curse would kill them and the mine would be lost again.
Sable follows the clues and find someone is extorting or killing miner for their claims in the
Yukon River basin