Smooth job of human relations effected and resolved by natural dangers and outside influences, done with a good woman's slant for discriminating rentals and sales. John, at odds with the pattern of ordered living laid down by his wife, Serena, is further incensed when their plans for a Rocky Mountain vacation are upset by too many additions (planned by Serena) to the party. A friend of his boyhood is to act as guide, and John adds yet another, Rose, whose husband is timbering in the section they are to visit. Then comes forest fire -- and the refugee doctor whom Serena had idealized, is shown up in his true colors, and she finds out where, her happiness really lies and where her selfishness was leading. Not as big a novel as. The Brewers' Big Horses, but a good psychological novel with plenty of action.