The Qauppat Mine on Baffin Island is a state-of-the-art project, intended to provide for the survival of the workers at the sapphire mine, as well as for the local population, in one of the most harsh environments in the world. A bomb, however, threatens to shut down the mine, stopping the educational, medical and social programs the mine is providing along with the much needed year-round source of food from their domes. A jewel thief, spies, poachers and foreign governments are standing ready to pick at the bones of what might be left once the mine is gone. As the fight for Arctic sovereignty heats up, Brad and Ryan find themselves caught between the demands of their former military lives as they are recalled to duty, and the obligations and commitments of the corporation they run. Ghosts from the past, both living and dead, haunt them as they struggle to do what's right. 'Right', however, is a subjective issue, and could be the one thing that finally strains their friendship to the breaking point.