Sabrina Campbell, tall, blonde and outdoorsy, has just taken a job as a pharmaceutical sales representative in the red rock tourist town of Moab, in southern Utah. Her job is to hawk the new wonder-drug, Cytostatin-4, to doctors in the area. Cytostatin-4 is a cure-all for a panacea of inflammatory diseases, including arthritis and asthma. However, sales for the new drug suddenly plummet when Sabrina arrives in Moab and a co-worker mysteriously disappears. Smooth talking, handsome Dr. Evans lures Sabrina into his bed after a sales call one evening. Chagrined that she has almost slept with her client, she sneaks out of his room while he is sleeping, snoops a little and learns that he is being sued for malpractice by a patient who claims the drug has given him cancer. Next, a professor at the University of Utah who has done research on the drug is murdered and Sabrina and her rugged rock climbing partner, Cal, are shot at halfway up a rock climb in a deserted canyon. The final chase scene and culmination of the novel takes place while climbing on a lonely desert tower, South Six Shooter, which is located near Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Murder in Moab tackles the contemporary moral issue of heavy marketing to physicians by pharmaceutical companies, but the story is light due to Sabrina’s personality; her rock climbing, mountain biking and sexual escapades.