Bobby Eckstrum is known around the town of Columbia as a drunk. In a surprising turn of events, he is thought to have murdered and robbed Roger Simms, a local rancher. A posse is organized, and they hunt down and kill the man they believe to be Bobby.
But Destiny Eckstrum, Bobby's daughter, believes they did not kill her father, but rather his equally shiftless brother who is said to live elsewhere in Colorado. When no one will listen to her, she decides to set out on her own to try to locate her father. She is joined on her quest by her friend Michael Jennings, a protective dog named Boy, and a mysterious traveler named Noah Locke.
In Chasing Destiny, Stephen Overholser has created a story of tremendous emotional depth filled with mystery, danger, and gripping suspense.
"A memorable novel that will be seen alternately as a triumph of human spirit or an example of the unfathomable cruelty of fate." (Booklist)