Set in a time when Colorado was searching for statehood Don Helling is an observer of human experiences. Translating these observations to the printed page, he dramatically involves the reader with vivid descriptions and emotional feeling. He feels writing is an opportunity to convey warm adventures of the spirit. Destiny depicts a heart-tugging story of the Old West. Hank Sloan follows his uncle's dream and heads west. When he steps off the train, everyone's life is changed. His romance with the newspaper man's daughter is compromised, by defending her father's supposed killer. He is envisioned by the townspeople as a villain, but solving the mystery reveals the truth. Destiny is the first in a series of recent pursuits by this emerging author, with work progressing rapidly on a follow-up.