An amorous (possibly Norwegian) ski instructor, a tourist trap brochure, a stray rock; Christian Wallace isn't sure which one's to blame for landing him in Defiance, Colorado, population 453 and in turn, at what might just be the world's shittiest bar. Disillusioned with the police force after thirteen years on the job and a disastrous case, all Christian wanted was to get clear of Seattle and the familiar faces that went with it. He hadn't set out looking for a job, especially not one that came with a cranky boss that couldn't remember his name, a pair of warring siblings and a falling down hotel. Oh yeah, and every Woodstock reject west of the Mississippi. But then life and love work in mystifying ways.