For the great and dapper detective Luc Orphelin, getting sent out to the remote Northwoods of Wisconsin seems almost like a punishment. Without even a decent hotel, “roughing it” is not anything a proper gentleman should engage in, but needs must when working for the powerful political families of the country, and supernatural mysteries like monster sightings at a logging camp fall firmly into Luc’s specialty. Unfortunately, they are the specialty of the infuriating and devilishly handsome Weston Colt, monster hunter, as well.
Not everything is what it seems in the bustling lumber town of Rhinelander, though, and there’s plenty afoot as Luc must separate fact from fiction with a little help from a young inventor, a recently acquitted murderess, and a monster hunting con man. Can he get to the bottom of it all in time, or will he end up the next victim of the fiendish hodag of Rhinelander?