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Stone Cross Cameron s books are riveting page turners Mark Greaney,New York Times bestselling author In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long buried secrets Winter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska and so does hunting season Caribou and moose are a major source of food through the long, dark months ahead But Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game A federal judge is receiving death threats and refuses protection Cutter and his deputy Lola Teariki have been assigned to shadow him on his trip to this icy outland to make sure that he s safe But they quickly discover that no one is ever really safe in a place like this And no one is above suspicionWhen Cutter and Lola arrive, the village is already gripped with fear A young couple has disappeared from their fishing lodge, just eight miles upriver Their handyman has been found dead, next to a crude drawing of a mysterious symbol To make matters worse, a dense fog has descended on the region, isolating the town from civilization With the judge s life still at risk, and two people still missing, Cutter and Lola have their work cut out for them But navigating the small town customs and blood bound traditions of this close knit community won t be easy When the secrets come out, the deadly hunt is on Because in Alaska, nothing runs colder than blood


10 thoughts on “Stone Cross

  1. says:

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Marc Cameron and Kensington Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.A great fan of Marc Cameron s work, I was pleased to read this second novel in the Arliss Cutter series Set in Alaska, Cameron takes the reader on quite the adventure and uses the setting as an integral part of the thriller Stationed in Anchorage, Arliss Cutter is a key member of the US Marshal s Fugitive First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Marc Cameron and Kensington Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.A great fan of Marc Cameron s work, I was pleased to read this second novel in the Arliss Cutter series Set in Alaska, Cameron takes the reader on quite the adventure and uses the setting as an integral part of the thriller Stationed in Anchorage, Arliss Cutter is a key member of the US Marshal s Fugitive Apprehension Team, while also trying to care for his widowed sister in law and her family When he is asked to help with security for a federal judge, Cutter is not entirely sure he is well suited for the job It would seem that this judge has a hearing in a remote community, but threats have arisen that might cause his time there to be less than peaceful Even with the judge dismissing the needed for security, Cutter takes his job seriously and agrees to help When they arrive in the community of Stone Cross, Cutter realises just how remote things are for a city dweller like himself A predominantly Inuit community, Cutter sees the poverty that pervades the town, but also the tight knit nature of those who share the area While trying his best to provide security, Cutter and his team become aware of a missing couple and a few murders that have stirred up trouble Working both protection and some investigation as best he can, Cutter learns that crime of a serious nature is rampant With a killer lurking in the dark and cold, Cutter must determine what he can do, or whether the local lore of a Hairy Man might hold some truth after all A great piece by Cameron that takes the reader well out of their comfort zone and to a locale about which few with have experience Recommended to those readers who enjoy a thriller that uses unique settings, as well as those who love the world of Marc Cameron.While I became addicted to Marc Cameron s other series, this one surely has grown on me after two books Taking the action to rural Alaska had me hooked from the early going and I am looking forward to learningwith additional books Arliss Cutter is back as a strong protagonist, working as best he can in the somewhat isolation of Alaska, far away from his native Florida As well as being a stellar US Marshal, Cutter has a military past that he chooses to lock away, much like his idol, a grandfather whose work ethic drives him to be the best he can Compassionate but slow to show it, Cutter finds ways to keep himself involved in both work and family life, without becoming too ensconced in either His drive and ability to cut through the erroneous makes for a highly intriguing character that many will enjoy Others, both returnees and new faces, help to support this book, which surely offers much for the open minded reader There is a strong sense of community found in some of the Stone Cross locals, which helps support the plot and ever advancing narrative throughout The story was strong and while not entirely unique, the setting makes it a story that will stand out for many Poverty in remote communities is one thing, but with crime and limited resources, the reader is forced to see how things can be done on a shoe string budget Cameron conveys this effectively, while also pulling the reader in forthroughout this impactful piece I learned a great deal throughout and hope Cameron will work at building this series, which has begun to rival his other work in its intensity Kudos, Mr Cameron, for another winner I cannot wait to see what else you come up with soon Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge


  2. says:

    Stone Cross is the second book in The Deputy Marshal Arliss Cutter series by Marc Cameron It can be read as a stand alone, the author providing us with all necessary information about the main characters A silver cross decorated army veteran, originally based in Florida, Arliss Cutter has settled in Alaska to look after his brother s widow and family Cutter and his deputy, Lola Teariki, of Maoi origin, are tasked to escort a judge for an arbitration in Stone Cross, a small town in the Alaska Stone Cross is the second book in The Deputy Marshal Arliss Cutter series by Marc Cameron It can be read as a stand alone, the author providing us with all necessary information about the main characters A silver cross decorated army veteran, originally based in Florida, Arliss Cutter has settled in Alaska to look after his brother s widow and family Cutter and his deputy, Lola Teariki, of Maoi origin, are tasked to escort a judge for an arbitration in Stone Cross, a small town in the Alaska bush, home to a native community of a few hundred inhabitants Kind of a burden at first, this Judge will prove to be a muchcompelling character as the story moves forward Several plot points are put into motion before the Marshalls even arrive in Stone Cross The main one being the abduction of a couple overseeing a remote lodge for the winter, and the murder of the lodge s handyman It doesn t fall under the Marshalls purview and neither do the other happenings in Stone Cross , but circumstances won t leave them any other choice than to get involved Stone Cross is home to a sheer number of interesting characters, on which the author gives enough background to get us to care about the goings in their lives The number of characters is so overwhelming that Marc Cameron put a cast summary at the beginning of the book It proved to be unnecessary, as the characters are so well introduced and fleshed out that I never had to go back to it for reference All the crimes and mysteries moving the story forward are interesting in themselves but, the strength of this book lies elsewhere Marc Cameron is a retired US Marshall In 1998, he moved to Alaska to serve as deputy in charge of the multi agency Alaska Fugitive Task Force, as well as a member of the Tactical Tracking Unit, before spending the last six years of his career as Chief Deputy for Alaska according to a 2016 interview given to wickedauthors.com As such, he knows what he s writing about He gifts us with an incredible account of what life is in the remote Alaska bush And, it s a whole other world A world in which our taken for granted commodities are sparse, communication, infrastructure and transportation are unreliable A world in which everything we re used to buy without a second thought is expensive, and workers are given subsistence days to go hunting for food A place where one can remain pinned by cold storms, cut from any help or medical services, hopefully used to fend for oneself The isolated Alaska bush is known for a high number of crimes and misdemeanors, and Marc Cameron doesn t try to hide this fact But, he makes a point to show us that it s also mainly home to good people, and pretty strong characters, with a high sense of community This depiction of rural Alaska is the most fascinating part of this novel Marc Cameron immerses his story in an authentic setting, fueled by his years of experience in the field, his knowledge of the area, of its inhabitants, and its folklore I don t think I ve ever read a novel teaching me so many things, and I don t think I would have gotten muchfrom a documentary it sure wouldn t have been as thrilling, as the mystery isn t to be overlooked It evolves at a good pace in this rich environment, a sense of urgency slowly climbing as we witness the evolving predicament of the victims, before picking up in parallel thrilling final acts neatly resolving all the plot points This is a book not to be missed by those liking their thrillers with authenticity and substance Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington books for the ARC granted in exchange for this unbiased review Don t miss the yummy bonus at the very end of the book


  3. says:

    Thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the author.In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long buried secretsWinter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska and so does hunting season Caribou and moose are a major source of food through the long, dark months ahead But Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game A federal judge is receiving death threats an Thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the author.In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long buried secretsWinter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska and so does hunting season Caribou and moose are a major source of food through the long, dark months ahead But Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game A federal judge is receiving death threats and refuses protection Cutter and his deputy Lola Teariki have been assigned to shadow him on his trip to this icy outland to make sure that he s safe But they quickly discover that no one is ever really safe in a place like this And no one is above suspicionWhen Cutter and Lola arrive, the village is already gripped with fear A young couple has disappeared from their fishing lodge, just eight miles upriver Their handyman has been found dead, next to a crude drawing of a mysterious symbol To make matters worse, a dense fog has descended on the region, isolating the town from civilization With the judge s life still at risk, and two people still missing, Cutter and Lola have their work cut out for them But navigating the small town customs and blood bound traditions of this close knit community won t be easy When the secrets come out, the deadly hunt is on Because in Alaska, nothing runs colder than blood.I have read some Marc Cameron s Jericho Quinn which I do prefer, I like the character Arliss Cutter and Lola, but I personally found this book filled with too many characters, often too heavy and too slow and struggled with the story.Apologies to the author, just nor for me, just okay. Three stars


  4. says:

    5 starsThis book is an exciting addition to the Arliss Cutter series by author Marc Cameron I really like that the key women in this story are strong and self reliant Bad a as one of the characters termed it The book is extremely well written and thought out in Mr Cameron s usual competent style I like Cutter very much and his interaction with his sister in law Mim and her children added a great deal to the book In fact, we learn a great deal about all of the major characters backgro 5 starsThis book is an exciting addition to the Arliss Cutter series by author Marc Cameron I really like that the key women in this story are strong and self reliant Bad a as one of the characters termed it The book is extremely well written and thought out in Mr Cameron s usual competent style I like Cutter very much and his interaction with his sister in law Mim and her children added a great deal to the book In fact, we learn a great deal about all of the major characters backgrounds in this volume I really appreciate learning all this information about the people in the book for it makes me relate to them better and it makes themreal I like that Mr Cameron describes the local beliefs and everyday life in the Alaskan bush From weather to food to seemingly entrenched attitudes towards women, it is rich and colorful in description.Cutter has transferred to Anchorage, Alaska to be closer to his widowed sister in law and her children He and his partner, Lola are assigned to escort and protect a judge to a remote village to arbitrate a local case The judge is a cantankerous person and would rather the Marshalls didn t shadow him While they are there, a murder occurs and a husband and wife go missing Torn between watching the judge and chasing the kidnappers, Cutter is in a dilemma He hates standing around Fortunately, the judge is not as unobservant as one might think Full of action and tense scenes, along with a little wry humor go, go Cutter , this book is a sure winner I really like Marc Cameron s writing and will continue to read him as long as he chooses to write these great stories I want to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books Kensington for forwarding to me a copy of this absolutely wonderful book for me to read, enjoy and review


  5. says:

    Another kickass of a book from the very talented Marc Cameron Very good characterization and a good storyline that keeps you entertained from the beginning to the end I loved the action This story will definitely make a brilliant movie Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.


  6. says:

    This second book about US marshal Arliss Cutter is much better than the first one I am glad I didn t give up this series and got the oportunity thanks to Netgalley and Kensington to read the second adventure set in Alaska Great story and well written as usual by Marc Cameron I eagerly will wait for the third one.


  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this 2nd Arliss Cutter book The first one was good too, but I feel like I m getting to know and understand Arliss a little better and that makes me enjoy the books even .In Stone Cross, Arliss is tasked with providing protection for a judge who is visiting a remote village A murder occurs, and Arliss and his partner are soon drawn into the investigation.This one has plenty of interesting and colorful characters, as well as an intriguing storyline.


  8. says:

    I received an advance copy of Stone Cross.It was a well written and exciting book The detail about Alaska bush and what they go through to police such an unbelievable state The writing was excellent and provided a wealth of information.I have read both of Arliss Cutter s stories and look forward to the next book.


  9. says:

    Stone Cross by Marc CameronArlliss Cutter Series 2Arliss Cutter is intelligent, intriguing, and a bit of an enigma Reading book one of this series I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish a book by this author that was filled with murder, mystery and mayhem AND the same is true for reading the second book because it was 4am before I read the last page and finally headed to bed.As I read I grew to knowabout Alaska and Arliss and I fell in love with Grumpy the grandfather Stone Cross by Marc CameronArlliss Cutter Series 2Arliss Cutter is intelligent, intriguing, and a bit of an enigma Reading book one of this series I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish a book by this author that was filled with murder, mystery and mayhem AND the same is true for reading the second book because it was 4am before I read the last page and finally headed to bed.As I read I grew to knowabout Alaska and Arliss and I fell in love with Grumpy the grandfather who raised Arliss The main case was brutal and so was the encroaching Alaska winter This could have been just the story of solving a murder and finding people that disappeared but it was so muchWhat I liked Arliss for reasons mentioned above and also because he is a man I admire and would like to know better I want him to have a happy future and hope that some of his dreams will come true as the series continues The information learned about a bit of Arliss s past The character guide at the beginning of the book Birdie a Yu pik woman who suffered greatly and achieved much I truly admired her Lola Arliss s partner a strong tough woman with a heart of gold Sarah her strength and courage were amazing The weaving in of the side stories that enhanced the overall story Mim Arliss s widowed sister in law and her concern fo her children and also for Arliss s well being Arliss s relationship with his brother s family What I learned about living in remote Alaska, mushing dogs, and how the weather impacts living there Reading about and then googling poke hand and thread tattooing then cringing when I found out what it was and how there is a resurgence in the art form I also learned a bit, after googling again, about cut and chisel tattooing used by the Maoris There are so many other things to mention but I really and truly liked it all except for What I did not like The bad guysthey were ruthless, evil, despicable no good rottenjust horrible Having to wait till the next book is written so I can find out what happens next.Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC This is my honest review 5 Stars


  10. says:

    Arliss Cutter is everyman s Leroy Jethro Gibbs of Alaska Raised by a man who has the same numbered rules Gibbs bestows on his underlings, Arliss bestows this knowledge on his nephews, and sister in law, as he helps her to raise the children of his late brother.Arliss and partner Lola Teariki, both members of the Alaska Fugitive Task Force, are assigned as bodyguards to a federal judge who must hear testimony in a remote Alaskan village Before their arrival, a couple and their handyman have bee Arliss Cutter is everyman s Leroy Jethro Gibbs of Alaska Raised by a man who has the same numbered rules Gibbs bestows on his underlings, Arliss bestows this knowledge on his nephews, and sister in law, as he helps her to raise the children of his late brother.Arliss and partner Lola Teariki, both members of the Alaska Fugitive Task Force, are assigned as bodyguards to a federal judge who must hear testimony in a remote Alaskan village Before their arrival, a couple and their handyman have been murdered and with Arliss, there is never just one job that needs to be done They now must split their time, and resources, between capturing a killer and keeping a judge from harm s way With the judge ready to encounter a hostile crowd and an additional threat amongst the throng, Arliss and Lola need to tread lightly before they spook the wrong adversary and allow a killer to get away with murder The reader is pulled back and forth between multiple narratives, multiple characters, and multiple outcomes Yet Marc Cameron does a stellar job in giving each their voice and their place within the story


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