Bogged Down is a mystery set on Vashon Island, a place that has been described as Mayberry-meets-Burning Man. Lavender (Lew) Lewis moved there because it is only a twenty-minute ferry ride from Seattle, yet light years away in tempo and character. She grew up on a commune in Alaska, joined the army at 17, does woods parkour for exercise and HR investigations to earn a living. Life in her waterfront cabin with her two food-obsessed cats is predictable and relatively stress free. Until she leads a tour group into an ancient bog on the island and discovers a body.The victim is one of the island's most passionate pro-wilding advocates. While the official investigation focuses on those opposed to preserving wildlife on the island, Lew is convinced that the location of the murder in the fragile ecosystem of the bog is key to solving the crime.