Avalanches are terrible things. Pretty deadly if you happen to be under one. Downright disastrous if a whole town happens to be in its path.
A judicial enquiry follows the tragic events and the protagonists all give their versions of events in an attempt to discover the truth of what caused it.
Ian Ballard is the young mining director whose job it is to clear his name. More than snow is flying as opposing factions within the community attempt to lay the blame at someone else’s feet.