KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine - and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. BLOOD WILL TELL: Disputed tribal lands see Kate swap the Bush for Anchorage and the Alaska Federation of Natives convention at the insistence of her grandmother. She wears a dress! And then someone tries to kill her...