Death is stalking the White Mountains of Arizona. A White Mountain College student dies in a car crash. Another is dead of an overdose. A third is raped and beaten to death by two hard-core bikers, who then kill each other in a remote cabin. None of it makes sense to Jake Hawthorne, chief deputy sheriff of Mangas County. His suspicions grow when the FBI and CIA urge him to ignore it all. But Hawthorne can’t do that. In pressing the matter, he finds himself in a swirl of intrigue, threats — and a heart-pounding chase through the snow-covered mountains.