Marc Cameron

Book - 2023

"In Washington, DC, Supreme Court Justice Charlotte Morehouse prepares for a trip to Alaska, unaware that a killer is waiting to take his revenge--by livestreaming her death to the world. In Anchorage, Alaska, Deputy US Marshals Arliss Cutter and Lola Teariki are assigned to security detail at a judicial conference in Fairbanks. Lola is tasked with guarding Justice Townsend's teenaged daughter while Cutter provides counter-surveillance. It's a simple, routine assignment--until the... mother and daughter decide to explore the Alaskan wilderness on the famous Glacier Discovery train. Hiding onboard are Chechen terrorists, who launch a surprise attack. While they seize control of the engine, Cutter manages to escape with Justice Townsend by jumping off the moving train--and into the unforgiving wilderness. With no supplies and no connection to the outside world, Cutter and the judge must cross a treacherous terrain to stay alive. Two of the terrorists are close behind. The others are on the train with the judge's daughter--and they plan to execute her on camera. With so many lives at stake, Cutter knows there are only two options left: catch the train and kill them all ... or all will be killed"--

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Cameron, Marc. Arliss Cutter novel ; 5.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp 2023.
First Kensington hardcover edition
Item Description
Sequel to: Cold snap.
Includes discussion questions.
Physical Description
362 pages ; 24 cm
Main Author
Marc Cameron (author)
Review by Kirkus Book Review

The fifth Arliss Cutter thriller builds to breakneck speed over the Alaskan countryside. Supreme Court Justice Charlotte Morehouse visits Alaska for a conference and is invited to stay and see some of the sights. "My idea of wild adventure is a foreign film with subtitles," muses a nervous law clerk. "What if something were to happen?" As bad luck would have it, Russian mobster Maxim Volkov bears a deep grudge against the justice. "My plan is simple," he says. "Kill the bitch judge who let my Nina die." The veteran of Penal Colony Number 6 has earned his nickname, Kostolom--Bone Breaker--but now he's dying and wants to avenge his ex-wife in the most public way possible. Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter and Lola Teariki, his partner, are assigned to help protect Morehouse. The story reaches as far north as Utqiagvik, formerly Barrow, and is filled with local color to spark the imaginations of armchair travelers. Key to the action is the Alaska Railroad, which tourists normally ride to soak in hundreds of miles of magnificent scenery. Alas, the train is a confined space where the good, the bad, and the innocent have nowhere to go unless they jump off and risk death. Author Cameron is perhaps best known for his Tom Clancy novels, but the Arliss Cutter series looks equally good. Cameron himself was a U.S. marshal specializing in dignitary protection in the 1990s, eventually retiring as district chief in Alaska, giving him serious chops to write this appealing series. His hero, Arliss, is a sympathetic pro not given to smiles or trust, perhaps because of his brother Ethan's death, which might have been murder. Ethan had also been married to the woman Arliss has loved since youth, so there are levels of pain. "I'm not in the trusting business," he says. "I'm in the hunting-bad-men business." The bad guys are a lot less nuanced--those Russki ruffians are flat-out evil as Volkov prepares his son to take over his criminal enterprise. But to kill Morehouse they'll have to get past some tough U.S. marshals. Great action in a colorful setting. This is fun! Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.