Frozen Highway – Michael S. Nuckols

An intimate portrait of a family in crisis – and a madman in the making. Kate Hendricks returns from Iraq physically and emotionally broken only to see her family fall apart. Murderer Sherman Croft flees to Alaska to find a new start — and instead finds a following.

Kate Hendricks is a combat medic who is injured in an explosion in Iraq. After she is discharged from the Army, the young veteran and her family try to find a new start in an idyllic Alaskan town only to discover a dark underbelly. Unbeknownst to Kate, local militia leader Sherman Croft is leaving a trail of bodies – while planting the seeds of a revolution. After Kate witnesses Croft murder an innocent man, Kate finds renewed strength as she fights first for her life – and then for her family.