Eric Johansson lives in Fox Creek with his elderly grandmother. But young Carver Ellis discovers him dead in his bed, having been severely beaten. Then, unfortunately for Ellis, the police officer arrives on the scene already convinced that Ellis murdered the victim. Victoria Sears, and her friend down-mountain, Lynn Hanson, work with Deputy Richard Wroten to clear Ellis and uncover why Johansson died. Can they do it before a crucial piece of evidence disappears?