On the eve of one of mankind's toughest races, accompanied by 13 of America's rarest dog breed, rookie musher Kyle Walker only has one thought in mind: win. Discovered in the lowlands of South Carolina, the Carolina grays have traveled over 5,000 miles to face off in the 2003 Yukon Quest. But one dog stands above the rest - King.
When an unexpected storm strikes, Kyle Walker and the reigning champion are forced to turn back. Stranded at the checkpoint, Kyle and his dogs find solace in a young veterinarian with auburn hair and keen green eyes - Jenna Maynor.
In this storm, another race is forming, one of an Inuit man racing to save his family. Presented with the choice to help, but at the risk of his and his dogs' lives, Kyle Walker ventures into the unknown in search of a mom and two young daughters.
The Yukon Quest was founded on the premise that a dog driver and his team should be a self-sufficient unit, capable of challenging varied terrain and severe weather. But these conditions may prove to be too much, even for Kyle and King.
Note: Even though this is book one of the series, it can be interchanged with book two and vice versa.