Accident or murder--what really happened to Kelly's best friend, Tara, at the Colorado National Monument? The officer ruled it an accident. She fell off a cliff, he said. Kelly's intuition told her otherwise.
Two months after Tara's funeral, Kelly, a reporter from Grand Junction, Colorado, sets out, taking Tara's diary with her, on a long overdue vacation to try and make some sense of her friend's death. As chance would have it, on her way to New Mexico, Kelly gets caught in a frightening blizzard and has to take refuge in Cripple Creek, where Tara used to spend a lot of time.
Finding herself stranded for a few days, Kelly begins to work at unravelling the events of Tara's death with the help of a private eye, who is investigation another Cripple Creek mystery. As a result of her probing, Kelly puts her own life at risk.