A murderer is stalking and scalping white men in Seattle, his calling card a pair of feathers crossed on the victim's chest. While this so-called Indian Killer terrorises the city, its Native American population is thrown into turmoil. With each new murder, the city is gripped by fear, and as the killer searches for this latest victim, the novel builds to its unexpected and terrifying climax.
The central character of this powerful novel is a young Native American man who was adopted at birth by a wealthy white couple. His confusion about his radical heritage forms the central theme of a gripping story which rips along at a breathless pace. A splendidly constructed thriller and a haunting, challenging articulation of the plight and pride of contemporary Native Americans.