Jilted by her long-time lover and jobless after budget cuts at the school where she teaches, Riley Marie Finn heads to the Adirondacks in search of summer employment and a place to nurse her broken heart. Lost in the backwoods, she is rescued by Josh Waylon, a forest ranger haunted by the ghost of his wife, who was murdered one year ago. Waylon has sworn off women until Riley invades his territory, but when a second woman is killed both become suspects. Despite misgivings, the two join forces to flush out the “Wilderness Strangler’ and clear their names. Can their growing feelings for each other heal the damage of their pasts? Can they solve the dual murders before one of them becomes the next victim?