A native of Massachusetts, Tom Brennan is a newspaper columnist and witty fellow who cut his teeth in journalism on the police beat. He moved to Alaska in 1967. He is a communications consultant, newspaper columnist, former oilman, and self-described "recovering fly-fisherman." He and his wife, Marnie, live in Anchorage.
Mechele is young, attractive, and looking to cash in on her aesthetic assets when she moves from New Orleans to Alaska in 1994 to earn money for college tuition. Her charms ensnare the affections of three men, and the combined effects of jealously, lust, and greed take a deadly turn in this true crime story.