When rakish, man-about-town Connors Loy appears in Larry Cane's Kansas City law office wanting his wife, city councilwoman Rita Stanton-Loy, declared not only legally dead but accidently dead, he does not know that the case will put his life and the lives of others in terrible jeopardy. He only knows that, financially and professionally, he must take the case and win
Larry enlists the aid of longtime friend Barton Lisle, the newspaper reporter who, over a year ago, covered the news of the councilwoman's mysterious disappearance, and friend/barmaid Sandy Schooley.
The very week their investigation begins, strange and sinister troubles afflict the friends. Unable to connect these events with their investigation, the three begin their quest. But the deeper they dig, the more apparent it becomes that somebody doesn't want the matter solved.
Their search leads them to a bleak Arizona hamlet--Well of the Three Sisters. This tiny, dusty, and high desert town sits on property Rita had invested in shortly before her disappearance. It's a property bordering the Navajo reservation where, over the last few years, horrifying events have been occurring to those Native Americans living nearest the town.
In Arizona, Larry, Bart, and Sandy meet Littlebird, Rita Stanton-Loy's half Native American daughter and team up with John Todachine, who is a Navajo engineer, and deputy sheriff Ramon Gutierrez, who believes the answer to the mystery lies in Rita's investment property. When the investigation turns to the land, a faceless opposition resorts to a less subtle means of dissuasion--guns.
Frightened but committed to solving the case, the six forge ahead in their quest, leading to unimaginable evil and a spine-chilling showdown with a multibillionaire presidential hopeful.
In the meantime, Larry is finally able to search for the woman he loved and lost to the Arizona desert many years ago, but will finding her only endanger her life?