More dangerous than Theodore Bundy, Gary Ridgeway or Robert Hansen, a serial killer calling himself Anubis stalks the cities and highways of Alaska. This killer leaves no fingerprints, fibers or DNA. But at each crime scene, Anubis leaves his signature, a silver-backed jackal hair. He hides behind stolen identities and dumps his kills in the wilderness to become carrion for wild animals. Any trace of the body disappears within days. But now, Anubis has made a mistake. He kidnapped and murdered aSeattle police detective. At the behest of theSeattlepolice, Alaska State Trooper Robert Sable and his team are brought in to find the missing detective, Sergeant Janet Darnel.
Sable discovers several young women, vacationing alone, have disappeared from motels across the state. When whitewater rafters running the Matanuska River find the nude body of Darnel, Sable and his team get their first real break in the case. It seems Anubis follows the women from Ted Stevens International Airportto their motels, studies their routines, then kidnaps, hunts and kills them