Everyone hikes the Trail for a reason. Some reasons are more deadly than others.
After committing the most recent in a series of murders, Paul Leroux goes on the lam the last place the police would look for an out-of-shape chain-smoker.
Haunted by his past, Desert Storm veteran Karl Bergman leaves his wife and home behind and sets out on the Appalachian Trail in search of something missing in his life. He never dreams that his quest will force him to confront a serial killer.
When their paths collide, a tense battle of wills ensues. Will Leroux make it to Canada before the police can track him down? Can Bergman put his demons to rest and help stop him? And how many more people will die if he cannot?
Written with an eye for the details only those who have hiked the Appalachian Trail can give, The Trail combines the solitary world of trail life with the harrowing story of two men desperately trying to escape their pasts.