A weekend of trouble, and a blood covered bullet in a snowball begins the report that Sam Spade shares with his secretary. His ski trip took a deadly turn from the moment he checked in, and learned of the characters at the picturesque lodge, each one with abnormal psychological profiles. A sleigh ride with a cute dame helps brighten the picture for Sam. Meeting Mr McCloud, Sam learns why he was hired.
The high strung people may have their volatile moments, but for now they’re civilized. With an initial jolly time being had, Sam steps out to witness an accidental shooting at skiers on the slopes, where none were supposed to be. The claws and tempers emerge as jealousies burst into the picture. Cora, the estranged wife of McCloud is at the center of the male friends on the slopes. Bodies soon appear as Sam investigates.
Playing his cards close to the vest, Sam returns to the lodge, where people wonder over what happened to the missing Paul. Rita sneaks into Sam’s room to share what she knows about missing guns, and whereabouts of the lodgers. Danger and gunplay loom in Sam’s future. It’s up to Sam to cut through the lies, and trap a killer.