In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, the group seeks refuge in the remote village of Kingdom Come, where twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. The town's residents seem to have vanished, but footprints in the snow betray the presence of someone who still lurks in the cold darkness. Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Maura's charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Determined to learn what happened to her friend, Jane plunges into the twisted history of Kingdom Come. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jane closes in on an enemy both powerful and merciless-and the chilling truth about Maura's fate.