There’s a new killer loose in Ash Falls, and it looks like he’s got a pretty big axe to grind.
Don’t bring a gun to an axe fight.
A pair of detectives investigate the murder of their colleague, Leonid Ellwood, a respected and charismatic member of the Ash Falls Police Department. One is a mangy old-timer trying to take his partner under his wing, the other a hot-headed recruit certain her partner’s time has passed. Together they’ll do their best to unwrap the mystery behind Ellwood’s and other similar deaths, but some things are just impossible. How far must one go to find the unfindable? To catch the uncatchable? To stop the unstoppable? Detectives Pike and McDonagh are about to find out.