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Stone Cross

(Arliss Cutter #2)

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4.39  ·  Rating details ·  929 ratings  ·  95 reviews
“Cameron’s books are riveting page-turners.”
—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author
 
In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets . . .
 
Winter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska—and so does hunting season. Caribou and moose a
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Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published April 1st 2020 by Kensington Books
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Matt
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Marc Cameron and Kensington Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.

A great fan of Marc Cameron’s work, I was pleased to read this second novel in the Arliss Cutter series. Set in Alaska, Cameron takes the reader on quite the adventure and uses the setting as an integral part of the thriller. Stationed in Anchorage, Arliss Cutter is a key member of the US Marshal’s Fugitive
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Xavier Hugonet
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Stone Cross is the second book in The Deputy Marshal Arliss Cutter series by Marc Cameron.

It can be read as a stand-alone, the author providing us with all necessary information about the main characters.

A silver cross decorated army veteran, originally based in Florida, Arliss Cutter has settled in Alaska to look after his brother’s widow and family. Cutter and his deputy, Lola Teariki, of Maoi origin, are tasked to escort a judge for an arbitration in Stone Cross, a small town in the Alaska
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Sean Peters
Thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the author.

In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets . . .

Winter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska—and so does hunting season. Caribou and moose are a major source of food through the long, dark months ahead. But Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game. A federal judge is receiving death threats an
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Joyce
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

This book is an exciting addition to the Arliss Cutter series by author Marc Cameron.

I really like that the key women in this story are strong and self-reliant. “Bad-a**.” as one of the characters termed it. The book is extremely well written and thought out in Mr. Cameron's usual competent style. I like Cutter very much and his interaction with his sister-in-law Mim and her children added a great deal to the book. In fact, we learn a great deal about all of the major characters' backgro
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Randell Green
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Man, this was lots of fun. Great adventure story, fantastic setting and memorable characters. Marc is a hell of a writer. Looking forward to the next.
Hanlie
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another kickass of a book from the very talented Marc Cameron!

Very good characterization and a good storyline that keeps you entertained from the beginning to the end. I loved the action. This story will definitely make a brilliant movie!

Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Abibliofob
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This second book about US marshal Arliss Cutter is much better than the first one. I am glad I didn't give up this series and got the oportunity thanks to Netgalley and Kensington to read the second adventure set in Alaska. Great story and well written as usual by Marc Cameron. I eagerly will wait for the third one.
Christa
Mar 19, 2020 added it
Shelves: ebook-arc
I really enjoyed this 2nd Arliss Cutter book. The first one was good too, but I feel like I'm getting to know and understand Arliss a little better and that makes me enjoy the books even more.

In Stone Cross, Arliss is tasked with providing protection for a judge who is visiting a remote village. A murder occurs, and Arliss and his partner are soon drawn into the investigation.

This one has plenty of interesting and colorful characters, as well as an intriguing storyline.
Larry
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received an advance copy of Stone Cross.

It was a well written and exciting book. The detail about Alaska bush and what they go through
to police such an unbelievable state. The writing was excellent and provided a wealth of information.
I have read both of Arliss Cutter's stories and look forward to the next book.
Cathy Geha
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stone Cross by Marc Cameron
Arlliss Cutter Series #2

Arliss Cutter is intelligent, intriguing, and a bit of an enigma. Reading book one of this series I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish a book by this author that was filled with murder, mystery and mayhem AND the same is true for reading the second book because it was 4am before I read the last page and finally headed to bed.

As I read I grew to know more about Alaska and Arliss and I fell in love with Grumpy – the grandfather
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Nancy
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Arliss Cutter is everyman’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs of Alaska. Raised by a man who has the same numbered rules Gibbs bestows on his underlings, Arliss bestows this knowledge on his nephews, and sister-in-law, as he helps her to raise the children of his late brother.

Arliss and partner Lola Teariki, both members of the Alaska Fugitive Task Force, are assigned as bodyguards to a federal judge who must hear testimony in a remote Alaskan village. Before their arrival, a couple and their handyman have bee
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Ben Denison
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Arliss Cutter is my favorite new fictional series character.

Love the setting of Alaska and the characters that Marc has created in the series. This 2nd book was better than the first which can’t often be said.

Can’t wait for the next one.
D.K. Hundt
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
STONE CROSS - Loved It!

‘In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets....’

STONE CROSS is the second book in the Arliss Cutter series, the first novel that I have read by Marc Cameron, is not only one that I highly recommend but also a book I did not want to put down--and the ending--My Heart!

Next up from Cameron: Book One in the Arliss Cutter series, OPEN CARRY.

Thank you, NetGalley and Ken
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Jeanette
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from Kensington Publishing for a fair and honest review.

I hadn't read any books by Marc Cameron before, but I don't know how I'd never heard of him. Stone Cross is book #2 in the series, but it is readable by itself, although the references to happenings in the first book really make you want to run out and get THAT book too!

From the start I was engrossed in this book....great writing, realistic characters with conversation that is actually believable (!), exciting plot -- i
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Lyn
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Jericho Quinn is a favorite series by this author. When I discovered Marc Cameron had started writing another series, of course I had to jump in.

Too bad for me I didn't begin with the first book. But that's the great thing about his series. Each stands alone so well, the story within each book is complete. Yet the characters build layer upon layer, book by book. New characters enter. And lea
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Ben
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scene: A living room where a man is sitting in his LazyBoy reading a book entitled “ Stone Cross”. A woman’s voice calls from another room, “ Are you awake in there? It’s awful quiet.”
He replies, “ I am reading the last exciting chapters to a very good book and I can’t Put it down.”
That should be enough to recommend MarcCameron’s latest book, “ Stone Cross.” It if it isn’t then I will expand this review to say that Marc Cameron writes novels in the thriller category, yes, but the his characte
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Cheryle
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Weather is an important factor in this book. Alaska is known for its extreme weather and in Stone Cross weather is as much a character as the obvious characters. In a remote northern village a judge is headed there to make a decision in a property dispute when it is learned he is the target of an assassination. Two federal marshalls are dispatched to protect him. Bad weather is headed for the area which will make leaving difficult if trouble arrives as well. After landing it is discovered that a ...more
Anjana
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second instalment I started almost immediately after the first. I have read quite a few books from these publishers but never one that's so intense. We met Arliss Cutter and his family in the first book, and we only get a brief glimpse of them as a package. His sister in law is another matter, she gets a whole appearance, and we get to know more about her. The case is as dismal as the weather in which the events take place. In a distant village, a couple is in danger, more than they could p ...more
Cheryl
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Exciting new addition to the Arliss Cutter series

This is the second book in the Deputy U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter series following OPEN CARRY. I enjoyed the first book but this book was even better.

Cutter and his partner, Lola Teariki, half-Maori and half-Japanese and all bada*s, end up getting sent to the tiny village of Stone Cross, Alaska to protect a federal judge there during a hearing. They don't want to be there and the judge doesn't want them there but he has received a death threat that
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Kim
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Stone Cross is a solid mystery/thriller with interesting characters, good dialog and an informative sense of place. Many people have visited Alaska, but this book takes you far inside to places where tourists don’t travel and have no insight into the harsh conditions the inhabitants face. The indigenous bear the climate and the hardships it brings with tradition and understanding. “Great grandmothers had tattoos; grandmothers had rosaries.”

Arliss Cutter, our main man, a Deputy U.S. Marshal, is
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Jeff
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stone Cross is the second book in the Arliss Cutter series, but can be read as a stand-alone. In his book, Cutter, a US Marshal, is tasked with guarding a federal judge who received a threat. His assignment takes him to the Alaskan bush country, where he gets involved in a murder investigation. Author Marc Cameron does a fantastic job of setting the scene, and he makes you feel like you’re battling the cold and snow along with him, and the little tidbits about Alaskan life and the native people ...more
Kathleen Gray
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely terrific! US Deputy Marshals Arliss Cutter and Lola Teariki were not happy when they found themselves assigned to guard Judge Markham so that he could oversee an arbitration in Stone Cross, Alaska, a remote village. Yes there was a threat against him but that's not what either of them likes to do and he's not a person either of them like. Little do they know what they are flying into- murder and mayhem and a hunt for a kidnapped couple. The novel opens with Sarah, a recent transplant ...more
Diane
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Stone Cross (U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter #2) by Marc Cameron is a thriller set in a small Inuit village in Alaska. US .Marshal Arliss Cutter and his partner, Lola Teariki, are to accompany a federal judge for an arbitration case to Stone Cross as a protection detail. The judge has received a death threat from someone in Stone Cross which leads Cutter and Lola to be vigilant as the weather conditions deteriorate which may delay their return to Anchorage. The marshals are thrown into the middle of ...more
Kristine
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Marc Cameron is a favorite author of mine. I Love his Jericho Quinn series and was happy with the first installment in this new series. So, when I saw that book 2 had come out- it was a no brainer. I actually listened to most of this on Audible - there was a bit of reading the print version, but most was listening.

Arliss to me is like an onion, he has so many layers and the "real" him is almost buried under what he is willing to show on the outside. I like him as a character. He is a bit brusk
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Mark
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've enjoyed Marc Cameron's additions to the Tom Clancy legacy and his own Jericho Quinn series...That pulled me in to read the 1st in the "Arliss Cuter" series, "Open Carry," that introduced us to the silver cross decorated army veteran, originally based in Florida, Arliss Cutter who has settled in Alaska to look after his brother’s widow and family...Cutter is team with ethnic Maori Deputy Lola Teariki and are integral part of the Marshall's Fugitive Apprehension Tsk Force...The 2nd installmen ...more
Linda
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
US Marshals Arliss Cutter and his partner Lola Teariki have been assigned the task of watching over federal judge Anthony Markham as he travels to the village of Stone Cross to settle a land dispute. They also learn that a death threat has been sent to Markham. Once at the village, they sense hostility from many of the villagers. A background check reveals one of the teachers has been arrested for assault and her husband has just been released from prison. They go to bring her in and find the vi ...more
Wayne
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For an extended, exciting adventure in small-town Alaska, join Arliss Cutter for a few typical days in the life of an Alaskan US Marshall. Marc Cameron has written an authentic, gritty narrative packed with colorful characters and mixed-emotions. Stone Cross, Alaska is a frigid Peyton Place. "Bad ice, no dice; bad sky, can't fly. Planes stuck...you're shit outta luck."
Stone Cross is a story of how folks get alon and don't in small town Alaska...alcoholism (although liquor is illegal), murder, an
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Henry "bud"
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First book I read from Marc Cameron. I am now going to follow his books.

I enjoy reading and now with this quarantine, I am definitely reading more. I was surfing Amazon and came across Stone Cross. I do enjoy police procedural thrillers. My background is 30 yrs in law enforcement.
Arliss Cutter is a U.S. Marshal, working out of Alaska.
This book paints a clear picture on how dangerous and difficult living in Alaska can be. It also goes into grate detail how difficult it can be for a law enforcem
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Maureen
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best book of year

I'm completely blown away by the writing, historical journey into the Eskimo women and men of Alaska. I felt not only was this a book of intrigue chasing down cold blooded killers, but the best lesson in the Eskimo culture I've received since moving to the United States of America from Australia. I found myself not only drawn into the intrigue of the book, but learning the likeness in many ways of not only the Eskimo and Maori cultures, but having lived and taught and worked sum
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A native of Texas, Marc Cameron is a retired Chief Deputy US Marshal who spent nearly thirty years in law enforcement. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. A second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. Cameron lives in Alaska with his wife and BM ...more

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