Most Alaskans have heard rumors of powerful ancient shamans. Dark Shaman turns that legend into a fast-paced murder mystery in which Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Robert Sable, along with help from the FBI, investigates the ritualistic deaths of school children. Rumors hint to an absurd idea that the children were slaughtered by Auktelchnīk, a powerful evil shaman who somehow has been resurrected. As more bodies turn up, Sable and his partners try to find the connections between the victims and their killer by interrogating local rapists, pedophiles and sexual deviants. Someone begins killing off the suspects one by one. Is this a new killer, an irate parent or someone else? Along the way, Sable encounters a bevy of nasty characters who could only be found in Alaska.