— The New York Times
"The pulsing, tightly plotted narrative again shows why Blunt should be considered among the new practitioners of crime drama's elite."
— Publishers Weekly
"A few more novels like Black Fly Season and Blunt may well achieve literary iconic status."
— The Globe and Mail
"Leaves the reader not so much with a story as with a glimpse into a perfectly realized world. First-rate."
— Booklist (starred review)
"Blunt writes beautifully. . . . A psychological police procedural that delivers the nail-biting goods. A keeper."
— Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
"Grabs you by the throat and won't let go. Excellent."
— Western Daily Press
It's spring in Algonquin Bay and the blackflies aren't the only ones out for blood. Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme have a strange case on their hands: a young woman who has wandered out of the bush with a gunshot wound to the head and complete memory loss. Cardinal becomes obsessed with discovering her identity and who is trying to kill her. When the body of a local biker is found in a cave, it seems the two cases are related — and the link appears to be a self-proclaimed shaman who calls himself Red Bear.