Life should be peaceful in the tiny Tennessee Appalachian Mountain communities of Christmas Tree Valley and Sweet Pepper (aren't those adorable names?), but as Bonnie Tuttle moves back to her home town after years as a Federal Wildlife Agent in Alabama, peaceful is not what she encounters. Her first day back, arsonists set a fire on an island in the lake, she must help rescue the island's animals, and she finds a wolf injured by the fire. Then the retiring agent she is replacing is murdered, as is another man; a sudden snowfall blankets the area and makes travel impossible; and the agent's corpse is stolen. Add in her mother's Alzheimer's, her snarky brother's contempt, her fear of snow driving, and Bonnie could be forgiven if she decided to return to Alabama. But in the capable hands of authors Joyce and Jim LaVene, Bonnie won't get more than she can handle, and readers everywhere will be cheering her on.