*Recommended Read 2015 · SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
*So Cal Independent Booksellers Association Award Finalist

“Edgy and spellbinding…With ravishing des- criptions of the magnificent landscape, unrelenting suspense, incisive psychology, and shrewd perspectives on matters of race and gender…A gripping tale of unintended adventure and profound transformation.”

—Booklist, starred review

“One of (L.A’s) finest scribes…The novel pulses with both beauty and terror.”
Los Angeles Times

“(A) heart-hammering literary thriller…Almost as much of a rush as scaling the sheer, icy rock of the Sierra Nevada.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Linked to complicated national issues, imbued with layered representations of Angelenos…an intellectually adroit, emotionally nerve-wracking, page-turning thriller.”
Los Angeles Review of Books