Frustrated and embittered by centuries of exploitation and broken promises, a group of Native Americans has occupied a live nuclear reactor in protest. They are led by a bright, young activist who has befriended the FBI special agent charged with resolving the deadly standoff. Complicating a treacherous situation is the shadowy figure from the agent's past who has hired a notorious assassin to murder both him and his family, and a ruthless, renegade agent who will stop at nothing to wrest control of the reactor crisis and prove himself. Finally, wounded and exhausted, the agent must go alone to a waterfront showdown with his faceless and relentless adversary-his life and that of his child teetering in the balance. Who will live, and who will die? Played out against the breathtaking natural backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, Quileute Rising leapfrogs from one cliff-hanging crisis to another, each more desperate than the last.