Sheriff Royce Madison has always wanted to solve a cold-case crime. It had been a mystery that had perplexed her father decades ago. It had always remained in the back of Royce’s mind. However, he summer was getting too complicated for her to find time to look backward. She had been dispatched to assist in fighting one of the rampaging wildfires in Colorado’s back country. The murder of a gun merchant interrupted her firefighting tour – and she returned back to Timber City. Crime in Timber City hadn’t taken a vacation while she was away. Could the crimes be connected? If so, how? Add to that, her personal life was unraveling. She was nearly too busy to notice that her ex had returned to Timber. She had two murders to solve.