Children are being kidnapped and slaughtered in the Alaskan bush. Alaska State Trooper Robert Sable takes over the investigation from Nicholas Kelly, who has vanished without a trace. Sable along with the FBI has to deal with an elusive killer who is more cunning than all his previous adversaries. Their hunt encompasses the town of Token, nearby Indian villages, and hundreds of miles of wilderness. As they interrogate local rapists, pedophiles and sexual deviants, the bodies of children keep turning up. A Tlingit village shaman, Dan-e-wäk, believes the killer is a powerful ancient evil shaman, Auktelchnik, resurrected. Though Sable and his partner scoff at the idea, the mounting evidence seems to validate the absurd theory. At an archeological excavation, Sable finds ancient evidence of similar murders. Could thiscoincidence or is someone imitating the legend? Now someone is killing off the suspects one by one. Is the new killer an irate parent or someone else?|
A search for a missing trapper missing leads to an encounter with Auktelchnik that almost costs Sable his life. When a SWAT team trying to capture the shaman is annihilated, Sable realizes the killer cannot be captured by any conventional means. Sable now realizes the killer and the shaman Auktelchnik are one and the same. Sable and his friends use ancient sacred rites and weaponry to stop Auktelchnik.