|| The frigid winter months are mighty slow in the PI biz for Julie Collins and her partner, Kevin Wells—until the duo is hired by a young woman to investigate problems at her grandfather's assisted living facility, where they encounter lax security, unqualified healthcare personnel, and a shady senior volunteer organization. Julie barely has time to delve deeper into the puzzling case before she reluctantly finds herself in an isolated cattle shelter on the Collins ranch with her father during a raging blizzard. There is no escape from her father or from the biting cold and bitter memories. Julie is forced to wrestle with issues that make her question old wounds and new family loyalties. When the bodies and the snow pile up, Julie seems at odds with everyone, leaving her to wonder if she's being blinded to the cold, hard truths in her life by love . . . or by hate.