Native American Deputy Sheriff, Tempe Crabtree, helps locate a missing camper. She found him in an old silver mine, and yes, he’s been murdered. She does some investigating of the man and learns he and his wife share their home in a completely self-sufficient compound with another couple. Tempe realizes the situation is complicated and digs deeper into their relationships. She learns more at the victim’s funeral, and as happens in many similar situations, there is a ghost.
Ned Flynn has spent half of his life in jail. Now he has decided to go straight. Feared by those who have crossed him, in his mother’s eyes he can do no wrong. Yet during an ad hoc visit home, he finds her in a bad way. He feels guilty leaving her like this, but he needs money to do the right thing.
Then his luck changes, thanks to local businessman, Mason, who hires him to bring back his wayward wife. Yet like everything in Flynn’s life, things don’t go to plan. Not only does he fall for Mason’s wife Nia, but he’s haunted by her dead lover’s ghost.
Is Flynn’s losing his mind, and is Nia on his side, or is she the femme fatale everyone says she is?
A gripping psychological noir thriller in the tradition of James M. Cain and Jim Thompson.