Douglas A. Letch, Kodiak/Juneau
Four years ago, former Coast Guard officer turned Kodiak, Alaska attorney Hayden White (Bitter Cold) helped his high school girlfriend Elena Bancroft obtain a divorce. She was in love with a new man-they were going to have the perfect life. But when fire ravages the Bancroft home, her husband is killed and she is arrested for his murder, Elena finds herself needing Hayden's help once more. Immersed in a case that some don't want him working on, and others don't think he can win, Hayden dodges death threats, bullets, angry relatives and his own feelings to help his client, and find out if the truth will come from The Stir of Ashes.
Life has been good lately for Coast Guard officer turned Kodiak, Alaska lawyer Hayden White. He's just back from vacation, his firm is doing well and, with the exception of his family and friends nagging him about a lack of a love life, he has no complaints. But all that changes when people he knows start dying and his wayward brother is accused of their murders.
Now, if he's going to clear his brother's name, Hayden must journey to the vast and rugged Alaska Bush to discover how his father really died twenty years before in a land of snow and ice, where the air is Bitter Cold.