After five years of covering seedy Eastern European politics, Laura Thorsen returns to Canada, only to run afoul of the mob. When they try to kill her over an explosive exposé, she flees to her secluded childhood home in the Yukon. Little does she know that her estranged mother is also being haunted - by the ghosts of her dead husband and a former lover who disappeared 34 years ago.
Kate Williams figures her new job as a small-town police chief will be a welcome change of pace. But she's unprepared for the deep internal rivalries that are tearing the department apart. Then there's the case of a maybe-kidnapped six-year-old. She's tempted to write off the homeless man who walks into her police station with nothing more than a crazy story and a kid's high-top sneaker, but then a child actually does go missing.