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The brutally tortured body of a young man was found in the old Jasper Quarry which had been closed for two decades. Deputy Bill Sparks of the Pennington County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate. Bill's investigation leads to several suspects.In his search for the killer, he discovers a military explosives container hidden in the quarry. He also finds a controversial lapel pin near the container. The numbers on the container lead him to the Rapid City Air Force Base for help in discovering where the container came from, and what it contained.Before Deputy Sparks can determine what is going on, and who is involved, a local campground owner is murdered. A search of the victim's home and the buildings in the campground revealed some disturbing items that helped Bill discover the murderer of both men, and what was really happening in the backcountry.Murder in the Backcountry is a mystery that takes place in 1948.