They're an unlikely couple: Lucky Smith, passionateenvironmentalist and old-time hippie, and Paul Keller, chief constable of Trafalgar,British Columbia. Their weekend getaway to a Scottish-inspired castle in theRocky Mountains is a chance to explore their fledgling late-in-liferelationship and indulge themselves at the famous Banff Springs Hotel.
Trouble interferes when Lucky, strong willed and sometimestoo stubborn for her own good, stands up to two bullies in the local coffeeshop. To his horror, Paul recognizes one of the young men as his estranged son,Matt.
In the early hours of the following morning, a frantic Mattcalls his father for help. Lucky and Paul arrive to find a body on theapartment floor, but Matt has gone.
Matt Keller is an experienced wilderness adventurer. Allsigns indicate that he has escaped into the backcountry. To Sergeant EddieBlechta of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, running is all the proof of guilt he needs. Paul Keller can do nothingbut watch the investigation from a distance, terrified that Blechta is right.
Lucky's daughter, Constable Molly Smith of the TrafalgarCity Police, abandons her chaotic Thanksgiving kitchen to offer her momsupport. She has no intention of meddling in the police investigation, but she is as good in the wilderness as Matt, and whenhis sad, shy girlfriend asks for her help, Molly finds herself not onlyinterfering but putting herself on the wrong side of Edward Blechta.