92-year-old, former Olympic ski racer Joe Rorvik is devastated when he finds his wife Cynthia down below their deck, still alive but comatose after a fall. While the fall looks like an accident, Joe Rorvik hires Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna to investigate.
The Woman's Friends Start Dying
McKenna can't find anything suspicious until people close to Joe's wife start dying in other accidents.
The Dead Were Against A New Tahoe Ski Resort
McKenna finds motive when he discovers that the victims all opposed a new ski resort development.
There Is One Friend Who Is Still Alive
Joe's wife had made friends with a young French woman named Simone Bonnaire. While Simone is in danger from her abusive boyfriend, she hasn't taken a position against the ski resort. She doesn't appear to be a target of the killer.
The Chase Has Begun
McKenna encourages Simone to escape her boyfriend by pursuing her dream, a solo ski trek through the Desolation Wilderness. After she leaves, McKenna learns that he's made a terrible mistake and that Simone is the next to die. But he can't save her because she is out of touch and unreachable except by the killer who has already begun his final chase...