Cat Latimer and her writer’s retreat group go on a hiking trip - but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path Cat’s sweetheart, Seth, is going all out on an outing into the local mountains - for the benefit of the writing group Cat’s hosting at her Colorado B&B. But when they try to identify some plant and animal life, they find death instead. The body belongs to a man with a gold claim a few miles away. Instead of striking it rich, he’s been struck down.
To his surprise, Seth recognizes the victim from his military days - and up to now believed he’d already died during his last tour of duty. Now Cat has to solve this mystery before the killer takes a hike.