Eight years ago in Sun Valley, Idaho--snowcapped playground for the wealthy and ambitious--all that stood between U.S. Attorney General Elizabeth Shaler and a knife-wielding killer was local patrolman Walt Fleming. Now Liz Shaler has returned to Sun Valley where the controversial attorney general is expected to announce her candidacy for president. It's a security nightmare for Walt Fleming, now the county sheriff. As Shaler prepares for her announcement, authorities learn of a confirmed threat on her life, and the Secret Service and the FBI begin jockeying for jurisdiction. Amid the conference's opulent extravagances, Walt is suddenly distracted and shaken by an apparent murder, his nephew's arrest is a haunting legacy from his family's past. With the clock ticking down, can Walt stop the assassin in time?